Our mission is to unify and support all of the arts, enrich cultural life, and stimulate the economic vitality in the Florence area through the arts. Priority areas and goals include creating a community arts website and calendar, providing arts education classes for adults and youth, offering an Art Center, bringing grant funds for the arts to Florence, promoting Florence as an arts community, having special events to celebrate the arts, and bringing more public art to our community.
In our gallery, we offer local artists’s work in a variety of mediums including photography, painting in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, prints, cards and books.
We encourage creative expression through our gallery and classes and workshops in all mediums as well as creative writing, poetry, theatre, dance and music.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, including 125 members and sponsors from throughout the Florence community.
A key part of our Mission is to engage the public in every age group in the arts and creative expression. We coordinate "teaching artists" in the local school district, to bring art into the schools. We also sponsor Poetry contests, where we bring in poets from around the state to share their thoughts with the community.
We are an active member of the Florence Public Art Committee, where we are placing art (murals, sculptures, etc) in the Florence area for everyone to enjoy and to stimulate tourism and economic development.