GFAA celebrates 100 years with Annual Artist Studio Tour

Press release from Gainesville Fine Arts Association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) is proud to celebrate 100 years of art with its 2023 GFAA Artist Studio Tour, which premieres at the Kickoff Party this Friday, July 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the GFAA Gallery, 1314 South Main Street, Gainesville. The full Studio Tour of 27 artists at 19 studios continues Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 

The kickoff party is open to the general public, providing an advance opportunity to meet Studio Tour artists and see select works. The GFAA Summer Showcase exhibit will also be on display, which features a variety of local artists across different mediums.

The kickoff party is generously sponsored by Superette Wine + Provisions and music provided by local Gainesville musician, Jack Edmondson.

Celebrating its 100th year, the Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) is the premier visual arts non-profit serving Gainesville and the surrounding north-central Florida region. It is the oldest continuously operating arts organization in Florida and currently offers its services to over 250 paying members and the surrounding community.

The GFAA Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour through working artist studios in and around Gainesville, Florida. The tour showcases fine art and fine craft in a broad range of media and styles. While on the tour, visitors will witness the creative process through examples and impromptu demonstrations. Tour visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a wide range of original artwork directly from the artist. The tour is free and open to the public.

Visit www.gfaastudiotour.org to learn more about the tour and participating artists and find a map with all studio locations.

This project is funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida, and in part by a grant from the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.