Maitland >Maitland Art Ctr
Citysearch Editorial Review. Walk through serene grounds and gardens and view Aztec-Mayan artwork and sculpture at this historic museum in Maitland. Artist and architect Jules André Smith founded the sanctuary in 1938 as an art colony for promising talent and was dedicated to creativity and experiments in the visual arts. The center continues in that tradition today with artist workshops, activities and exhibitions. Couples also tie the knot and exchange vows amongst sculpture that’s over 70-years-old in the outdoor wedding chapel across from the museum.
Stunning Indian architecture, dedication to local artists and offbeat humor define this endlessly charming museum..
Outside, Aztec and Mayan architecture abounds, with the property extending across the street to a courtyard filled with authentic fountains, murals and mosaics. Inside, the cozy interiors (there are many buildings) snake back through several rooms, most of them no bigger than the average bedroom. The center houses Central Florida's oldest artists' commune, which guests can stroll through.
The permanent collection provides a home to work by many of Central Florida's best and brightest artists, which the center loves to show off. Visiting exhibitions are often offbeat and emphasize humor or an unorthodox technique. If you want to bring out your inner artist, classes are offered in pottery, jewelry making, silver casting and painting.
WOW! OH BABY!. Maitland Art Center is a fantastic place! In addition to wonderful architecture and art classes, it also features first-rate art exhibitions. A "Don't-Miss" Central Florida experience, for sure!
A Truly Magical Place. The Maitland Art Center abounds in a magical energy that both excites the senses and calms the spirit.
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