The Venice Art Center offers over 600 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 60 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.

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VAC 2019-2020 Class Registration Has Begun!

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.


The Venice Art Center Presents 2020 Concert Series

The Venice Art Center is excited to announce the 2020 Concert Series!  Join us for an evening of fun, music, and dance!  Mike Imbasciani, Art of Blues, Bus Stop Band, Kara & Kaleidogroove Band, and The Kitt Moran Trio! 


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ARTini Fundraiser at Venice Art Center

Join the Venice Art Center for the 2nd Annual ARTini Fundraiser.  Sample and vote for your favorite restaurant's signature martini.  Enjoy food pairings, music by the Brown Campbell Blues Band, silent auction, beer & wine cash bar and hand painted martini glass for purchase.  Tickets are available for purchase at the Venice Art Center or by calling 941-485-7136.  Link to purchase below coming soon... 

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