The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith (1880-1959). This tradition continues at the Maitland Art Center today, with gallery exhibitions, art programming, and a strong curriculum of art instruction in an intimate atmosphere. Visit this historic, aesthetic gem set in the middle of busy Central Florida. The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast. On September 30, 2014, the Maitland Art Center became the first National Historic Landmark in the four counties of Central Florida and one of only 45 located in Florida.
The Maitland Art Center is currently closed for renovations, and will re-open on October 28. However, our other four museums and beautiful historic campus are still open for visitors. Please be aware that some portions of our historic structures are under protective covering during this time. Visit our Facebook page for updates on the improvements and renovations!
John Petrey | Derek Gores
MARKING 40 Years of the Rotary Art Festival
October 28 – December 31, 2016
Art Under the Stars, the Rotary Club of Maitland Art Festival has a prestigious 40-year history. It began four decades ago in the park surrounding Lake Lily in Maitland, and remains the only outdoor art festival in the state of Florida that spans from daytime to evening hours. Many local, regional and national artists have begun their careers exhibiting at this popular event. While recognizing the community’s pride in presenting such a prestigious festival, the A&H’s Maitland Art Center highlights two acclaimed artists who used Art Under the Stars as a springboard for current success.
Derek Gores (Gallery 1)
Collage artist Derek Gores is a recycler of everyday ephemera. Magazines, labels, newspapers and digital media combine to reflect his contrasting interest in the abstract aesthetics of figures and objects in space.
John Petrey (Gallery 2 and 3, and Exterior Display)
Chattanooga artist John Petrey is a sculptor working with metal, rubber, plastic and other industrial and everyday items. Petrey creates iconic dress sculptures that reference stories from history, pop culture and childhood experiences.
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(Closed for renovations September 4 – October 28, 2016)