Celebrating Art

Island artists are as varied as their media and each has brought their particular, rainbow colored world to Matlacha. Bright galleries, often indicative of the work - and personalities - inside, feature works found nowhere else on the plant.

While beautiful mainstream art can be easily found, the real emphasis is on the sometimes quirky, and always unique pieces that will be cherished for generations. Casual and serious art collectors from around the world, along with two United States Presidents, have discovered treasures along our waterfront. Matlacha art hangs in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, has adorned the White House Christmas tree and appeared in the windows of New York's Rockefeller Center and the Sears Tower in Chicago.

November - April is Creative Coast Weekends time - two days of art and music when galleries extend their hours and feature special showings and workshops by a variety of artists. Check our Events Calendar for more information.

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