236 Banyon, watercolor, 2012: Donated by exhibiting artist Patti Middleton
The Art Center
The Boca Grande Art Center "BGAC" was founded in 1986 orginally called Boca Grande Art Alliance by a small group of talented artists living in Boca Grande, Florida, who were in search of a venue to show their art works to residents and visitors. The Fust Library in town hosted several early exhibitions. We have become much more than an alliance of local artists and have become the center for visual arts here on the island. Today we have grown as a 501-c3 non-profit operation with a very supportive and active membership.
Over the years, our program has added art exhibits, workshops, classes, educational lectures, special events and scholarships. These all celebrate the local culture and promote the visual arts for the public and contribute to the cultural life of our community.
Artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to get involved in the many activities of the Art Center. Come visit. You may wish to attend the art shows, enroll in or teach a workshop, volunteer to help with exhibits and other events. Meet the Exhibiting Artist Members who provide friendship and encouragement to one another in support of the community and its artistic vitality.
The images above are a small sampling of our Exhibiting Artist Members' work.
We invite you to join the Art Center or renew your membership for the year 2015-2016. In addition to supporting the enrichment of our community, there are also additional member benefits:
- Art Show previews
- Special "Members Only" invitations
- Discounts on classes and workshops
- Newsletters & online notice of events
- Member rates for events and tours