The North Port Art Center
The North Port Art Guild, DBA the North Port Art Center has a long history in the city of North Port. The Art Guild began in 1988 with a loosely formed band of local artists who met in private homes and public meeting rooms, holding classes, small art shows and planning for their growth in the community.
The Guild was formally incorporated in 1993 and continued serving its growing membership. They met in the YMCA, City Hall and the North Port Library. In 2007 the North Port City Commissioners voted to lease a building to the Guild and the North Port Art Center was born!
Today the Art Center’s main building holds an art gallery, the Artisan’s Port Gift Shop, classrooms, a library, offices and a kitchen. A second building was added in 2010, through a gift from the State College of Florida to the City of North Port. This building holds a beautifully equipped pottery center and glass arts studio.
The North Port Art Center may be small but it is jam-packed with opportunity. There is a very strong and dedicated community of teachers and artists with a passion for bringing the love of arts to everyone. The City of North Port and business leaders recognize the value that the art center brings to the community and supports our continuing work and growth in having the North Port Art Center as a Destination Place.
Themed monthly art shows challenge artists and allow them to exhibit for everyone to enjoy.
.All gift shop items are unique handcrafted art showcasing the talent in our artistic community.
We strive to provide classes in many types of art for every age group and every level of expertise.
Throughout the year the art center hosts local group events and many different styles of fundraising events.