Adult Programs

Adults: Plan Your Playtime!

Who says Field Trips are just for kids?

Bring your friends and family for a Grown-Up Field Trip at Gadsden Arts! Groups of 4+ will enjoy a fun and inspiring conversation about art on view and learn something new! Request an exhibition-inspired art activity as part of your art experience! Bring your own snacks and drinks, or order in lunch, and after your guided visit, relax with your group in our Bates Community Room – great for book clubs, touring groups, or family outings! FREE with the price of admission. Reservations required, contact 850-627-5023

Admission waivers available for groups for which admission would be a barrier to attendance.

Golden Legacy OLLI Class

Presented by Carole D. Fiore, Tom Friedman, and Gadsden Arts staff. A three-session class, Tuesdays May 23, May 30, and June 6. Registration is required through FSU’s OLLI Program

The 1924 launch of Golden Books revolutionized the children’s book industry by making high-quality picture books available at affordable prices. The first session will focus on the development of the company into a publishing juggernaut.  Session 2 will examine the lives and work of the illustrators from 1930 through the mid-1950s. The class will conclude with a guided tour of Gadsden Arts, including the current exhibit, The Golden Legacy, original artwork from many of the Golden Books.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants, registration is required. 

Image: Tibor Gergely, The Happy Man And His Dump Truck, 1950, gouache, 18 x 25.5 inches, © 1950 by Penguin Random House

Open Studio

Every Wednesday, 2:00-5:00 pm

Become a Gadsden Arts member to use our 2nd floor Woodell Family Art Studio for our weekly Open Studio. Paint with your peers in a self-directed, open-ended studio environment. Bringing your own supplies and projects is recommended. Limited classroom supplies available. 

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