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Maitland Art Center, Maitland

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The Maitland Art Center is a historic site in Maitland, Florida. It was founded and designed by architect and artist J. Andre Smith in 1937 as an artist colony, dedicated to experimental art. Funded by philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok, the colony hosted artists such as Ralston Crawford, Milton Avery, and Consuelo Kanaga. It is located at 231 West Packwood Avenue. On November 17, 1982, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.The Maitland Art Center is one of the five museums encompassed by the Art & History Museums - Maitland . The A&H's Maitland Art Center offers artist residency programs, a variety of art classes for adults and children, professional development for artists, and dynamic programming for art appreciation. The A&H is a non-profit organization funded by earned income and contributions by the City of Maitland, the State of Florida, United Arts of Central Florida, grants, and individual donations.The A&H's Maitland Art Center is one of the few examples of Mayan Revival, also known as Fantasy Architecture in the southeast. The grounds are a common location for outdoor weddings. The art center offers three areas for weddings: the Main Garden, the Chapel, and the Mayan Courtyard.The Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in August 2014.
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  • This is really the first artists' colony in Florida founded by Jules Andre Smith, an artist and a visionary who enticed such painters as Ralston Crawford and Milton Avery to come to Florida. Maitland ...  more »
  • The Maitland Art Center has the Mayan architecture that is part of Maitland. The gardens are just beautiful and a wonderful place to hold weddings. Seeing the individual art studios on the grounds mak...  more »
  • My father and I visited the history museum, the telephone museum and part of the garden area. The history museum was very small, but had some pretty interesting facts. The Garden area was beautiful! W...  more »