Gadsden Arts offers new daytime outings for art-loving adults

Looking for some fun, art-filled days this summer? Gadsden Arts is excited to announce two brand new experiences that art lovers are sure to enjoy. First, Dine & Discover the upcoming exhibition, Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books, and later in the summer, embark on an Art Day Trip to Gainesville.

On June 22, 12–1:30 p.m., bring friends to Dine & Discover: Golden Legacy, where you will visit over luncheon in the Bates Community Room and hear the stories of world renowned artists who also created original illustrations for Little Golden Books from Curator Ashley Williams. After lunch, see 80 years of original Golden Books illustrations in the Sara May Love Gallery, with staff on hand to answer questions. Talk with practicing embroidery artists in the Munroe Gallery, featuring Carole Fiore’s show, Thread Transformed; and see contemporary children’s book illustrations by Elizabeth Lampman-Davis in the Zoe Golloway Gallery. Wrap up your visit browsing sale items by 99 artisans and authors in the Fletcher Museum Shop.

On July 26, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., join Gadsden Arts for an ART-venture to Gainesville, where you will discover a wealth of art and nature in the heart of wild Florida! Travelers will visit the Harn Museum of Art, and explore an expansive collection of more than 13,000 works. Special exhibitions will include Florida Impressions and The Rice Collection of Cuban Art. After a guided tour, enjoy a Caribbean-inspired luncheon, and end the day roaming Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. With 24 major collections of exotic plants, the Gardens feature giant Victoria waterlilies, Chinese royal bamboo, waterfalls, a butterfly garden, and more!

Art Day Trip registration for Gadsden Arts members and their guests is $165/person, nonmembers are $175/person. Reservations include round trip transportation from Tallahassee to Gainesville and all venues, admissions, luncheon, and road trip treats. Enrollment is open now through May 19. 

Dine & Discover: Golden Legacy registration is $25/person for Gadsden Arts  members, or $175 for a reserved table for 6. For nonmembers, registration is $35/person, or $225 for a reserved table for 6. Space for both of these events is limited—advance reservations are required. Register today to guarantee your spot.

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Grace Robinson – Gadsden County News Service


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