North Central Florida art galleries hosting month-long exhibit showcase

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 4:57 PM EDT
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HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - Four North Central Florida art galleries are teaming up this month for a celebration of creativity and fun.

Melrose Bay Art Gallery in Melrose, Lanza Gallery in High Springs, and the Artisans’ Guild Gallery and the Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery are putting on ‘A Renaissance Art Revival’ for the month of May.

The exhibits feature local artists and will include art from all four galleries and each gallery will host its own reception.

“So I thought, let’s do something exciting. You know, after the plague there was a renaissance. So we’ve had a plague for about a year or more and so we’re all anxious to get out there. We’re all anxious to paint,” said Tina Corbette, owner of Lanza.

“The artists have had a year inside to do all kinds of work, so they’ve been anxiouslhy painting, a lot of artists have painted quite a bit. So I think you’re going to see a good quality, diverse form of art in all the different galleries.”

Melrose Bay Art Gallery will host its Open Air Arts Celebration Friday (May 7) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artisans’ Guild’s reception will be a celebration of Mother’s Day and will open on Saturday, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lanza Gallery will host the Santa Fe Plein Air Art Exhibit next Saturday (May 15) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. And the Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery will host three events: The Desire exhibit is ongoing and will run until May 22. The UMOJA Exhibit will run May 23 through June 19 and the Art Walk Reception will be on May 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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