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"...treating patrons to the artistic equivalent of dining at the chef's table."
-- Gary McKechnie, Visit Florida writer/National Geographic author

TOUR DATES

2016 ~ Dec. 3 & 4, Lake & Seminole Counties ~ Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm
2017 ~ Feb. 25 & 26, Greater DeLand Area ~ Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm
Plan your Tour route in advance by following "CLICK HERE for Map, Artist Roster..." below...

 

Featuring professional* artists' studios, emerging artists and cultural institutions that are located "off the beaten path". The Tour offers a glimpse inside the private studios of painters, sculptors, printmakers, potters and photographers. Demonstrations and class/workshop information will be available at several locations. 


About the Tour

Off The Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour is a grass roots event created by a federation of practicing artists with shared purpose and vision…

MISSION STATEMENT
To showcase and increase awareness and appreciation of Central Florida’s finest professional and emerging artists, as well as cultural institutions that are “off the beaten path”.

VISION STATEMENT
To be recognized both nationally and internationally as a premier cultural adventure for art lovers and collectors by offering fine work for acquisition and providing educational and interactive experiences in unique and creative working environments. We focus on social, cultural and economic development by creating and nurturing ties between the artists and their communities, thus aligning with the tour slogan: "Community, Camaraderie & Commerce".


*A professional visual artist is defined as “a skilled practitioner in the visual arts possessing serious intent and ability, with an original self-conceptualized body of exhibited work which has been recognized by institutions, critics and peers as being of professional caliber.”


 

At a glance

WHO:  Professional artists, emerging artists, cultural institutions

WHAT:  A free, self-guiding tour through Central Florida to artists' studios and cultural institutions that are "off the beaten path".

WHEN:  2016  Dec. 3 & 4, Lake & Seminole Counties | Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm
               2017  Feb. 25 & 26, Greater DeLand Area | Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm

WHERE:  Central Florida:  Lake County, Seminole County, Greater DeLand Area

HOW:  Free, STUDIO GUIDE book with self-guiding maps, Tour stop information, contacts, artists' featured image, GPS info. Pick up your GUIDE at any Tour stop location during event weekend or download STUDIO GUIDE PDF HERE

WHY:  ~ visit with artists in their unique, private studio environments
~ browse more work than typically available in retail venues
~ develop a new patron and artist relationship
~ purchase or commission work
~ learn about cultural institutions and their mission of art, artists and community involvement
~ broaden your art knowledge via demonstrations, presentations, and exhibitions
~ explore Central Florida and discover "roads less traveled"
~ a family friendly cultural adventure


Studio visits other than Tour weekend may be available by appointment, please contact Artist directly.

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John
Brenda

Sponsors

Casselberry Quammen Group First National Bank Fall Festival

 

CLICK HERE for Sponsorship opportunities


News & Media

PDF 2016-2017 STUDIO GUIDE book 36 pgs

PDF Florida's Artistic Treasure Hunt by Travel Writer and Author Gary McKechnie

PDF / Doc FACT SHEET Off The Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour 2016-2017

PDF / Doc PRESS RELEASE Oct 24, 2016 Artist studios tour now expanded to three Florida counties

Travel Editors PDF / Doc PRESS RELEASE Nov 1, 2016 Explore Central Florida for a "cultural adventure…"

Media Professionals CLICK HERE to register and download hi res images, logo, Studio Guide...


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Contact Us

For more information please email: info@FloridaArtsTour.com or drop a line via the form below. All inquiries welcome.