Venice Art Center Building


VAC Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Closed Sunday

Art Caffe: Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Please call for dinner reservations: 941-786-9023

The Venice Art Center offers over 500 classes to adult and children’s classes annually, 12 unique visual art exhibitions which are free and open to the public, a one-of-a-kind artisan gift shop, a venue for special events and concerts, art library and an on-site café. We support local artists by offering them many opportunities to express their creativity, sell their work and give them the platform to teach others. For over 65 years we have been an active advocate in the promotion of the arts in the community through citywide public arts projects, outreach, and collaboration with other organizations. VAC has focused on creating events and projects that enhance the community, support other nonprofits and make Venice a cultural destination. Our goal is to make art accessible and available to our community and to enhance the quality of the lives of those living in our area.


The Mission of the Venice Art Center is to provide cultural resources to the community and to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of all forms of visual arts.

Offering Classes at Venice Art Center!

Tap into your own creative skills by taking an art class at VAC. You will be delighted to know that we have skilled, outstanding instructors willing to share their talents with you. Areas of study include drawing, painting, jewelry making, pottery, sculpture and so much more. Sign up today by clicking on the link below or Call 941•485•7136

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VAC Uncorked
Cocktail and Art Party!
Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and delight
step-by-step art instruction.

Specialty Workshops 2024

Please join us this season for VAC’s Specialty Workshops! We are pleased to announce that we have the following dynamic instructors teaching workshops during 2024: Leoma Lovegrove, Hodges Soileau, Karen Weihs, Karen Ann Hitt & Keiko Romerstein. We are so grateful that they are sharing their talents! Click the link below or call 941-485-7136 to sign up for class.

Specialty Workshops
2023-24 Concert Series


Join us for the Kimal Lumber Car Show on April 21, 9am-1pm!

Cars, brews, mimosas and art all together!

Car Show proceeds benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital & Ronald McDonald House and The Beer/Wine/Mimosa Garden benefits the summer programs at the Venice Art Center.

VAC Garden will feature talented artists demoing, cornhole, ice cold beverages, and a drawing for gift certificate for kids’ camp or summer adult/teen classes.

Come see us on the Venice Cultural Campus,

Venice Community Center and Venice Art Center lots.

326 & 390 Nokomis Ave South

Venice, FL. 34285