Visual Arts Ctr-Downtown Pc

★★★★☆
  • 19 E 4th St

    Panama City, FL 32401

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  • 850-769-4451

About Visual Arts Ctr-Downtown Pc

Hours
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm

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I used to volunteer here at the front desk, and assisting with kids' classes, and man, was it fun :) The galleries are always interesting to look at, with all the local talent, especially during opening night, when everyone would come out and have wine and snacks and schmooze over the new works.

That isn't all this gallery has to offer, though. The art classes are wonderful for kids and adults alike, with expert teachers covering just about anything-- drawing, painting with varied media, ceramics, charcoal... very awesome stuff! They also host activities that vary from year to year-- I remember once they had Tibetan monks over to make a sand mandala, and another time they hosted children from the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Panama City, letting them participate in art classes free of charge.

The gallery is also open for event usage. I remember some people have used the gallery for weddings, for example. Members also get usage of a tiny little art library in the back, which is a cute and cozy place to hang out.

Oh yeah-- and if you can't afford admission, which if I remember correctly isn't too much, Mondays used to be free back when I went last. They probably still are.

A downside? Hmmm... some exhibits stank now and then, like I remember there was a dolphin-art exhibit where dolphins had painted what looked like skritchskratch with fat watercolor brushes. I guess you just have to pick your events wisely.

PROS: A homey, friendly place to see art, take classes, and meet people.
CONS: Not all exhibits are created equal. Some stink.

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★★★★☆

I used to volunteer here at the front desk, and assisting with kids' classes, and man, was it fun :) The galleries are always interesting to look at, with all the local talent, especially during opening night, when everyone would come out and have wine and snacks and schmooze over the new works.

That isn't all this gallery has to offer, though. The art classes are wonderful for kids and adults alike, with expert teachers covering just about anything-- drawing, painting with varied media, ceramics, charcoal... very awesome stuff! They also host activities that vary from year to year-- I remember once they had Tibetan monks over to make a sand mandala, and another time they hosted children from the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Panama City, letting them participate in art classes free of charge.

The gallery is also open for event usage. I remember some people have used the gallery for weddings, for example. Members also get usage of a tiny little art library in the back, which is a cute and cozy place to hang out.

Oh yeah-- and if you can't afford admission, which if I remember correctly isn't too much, Mondays used to be free back when I went last. They probably still are.

A downside? Hmmm... some exhibits stank now and then, like I remember there was a dolphin-art exhibit where dolphins had painted what looked like skritchskratch with fat watercolor brushes. I guess you just have to pick your events wisely.

PROS: A homey, friendly place to see art, take classes, and meet people.
CONS: Not all exhibits are created equal. Some stink.

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