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Dunedin Fine Art Center Holiday Show

Lights, lights and well more lights!  has been the ongoing theme for the 30+ years the Dunedin Fine Art Center has been mounting its festive holiday show and sale.

Ernest C. Simmons

DFAC reconfigures itself November 4th, 2017 in its holiday finest  albeit with a decidedly artistic flair.  The centerpiece is undoubtedly the invitational exhibition, this year appropriately entitled Glad Tidings.  On a yearly basis, DFAC curators look to put together the best art, with a gift-giving perspective in mind.  The result is a collection of works from around the region that any of your friends or relatives would be DELIGHTED to find under their tree. Selected artists include: DFAC Faculty and celebrated regional artists including: Elizabeth Barenis, Jonathan Barnes, Nathan Beard, Caroline Cleere, Robin Perry Dana, Velina Glass, Jennifer Kosharek, Polly Perkins, Pollyzoom, Missionary Mary Proctor, Debra Radke, Richard Seidel , Ernest C. Simmons + many more!

Add to that some exceptionally decorated themed trees and a selection of hard-to-find gifts with something for just about everyone, and you begin to get the idea of what this much-anticipated holiday tradition is all about.

Tradition has it, for Holiday Show and Sale exhibit only, that purchases can go home with you.  See a painting you want take it off the wall. Like those hand-made ornaments on that tree, grab them and take them to a cashier!  DFAC’s holiday exhibit traditionally opens the same week as Art Harvest, the long-standing art fair hosted adjacent to the Dunedin Fine Art Center by the Junior League of Dunedin/Clearwater.  The sheer numbers involved make for a joyous yearly kick-off of the holiday season.

Recently, DFAC has been offering extended holiday hours. This year is no different, with the center being open for a full day on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. DFAC”s Palm Cafe will ALSO be open Saturdays for the holiday season, so plan on staying for lunch! There will be special events and other offerings, so check the DFAC website at for complete details. Glad Tidings at the  31st  Annual Holiday show + Sale continues through December 22nd.

Admission as always is FREE.

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