Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Florida Water Stories
Thursday, February 25, 5:30pm

Zoom Presentation with Steven Noll, P.h.D. 

Florida has had a long and difficult relationship with water, from early attempts to turn water into land to present day concerns about water quality and sea level rise. University of Florida History professor Dr. Steven Noll will discuss the history of water in Florida and look at how that history shapes the future.

Register on Zoom.

Artist Meet & Greet with Dean Gioia
Saturday, February 27, 12-2pm

In person at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum in the Munroe Family Community Gallery.

View Dean Gioia: Haunted with the artist present and have the opportunity to talk with the artist about his work and inspirations while viewing his exhibition! No reservations necessary.

Virtual Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher
Thursday, March 11, 1:00pm

Zoom Presentation with Gadsden Arts staff and Clyde Butcher.

Virtually meet the renowned photographer and Florida Artist Hall of Fame Artist winner, Clyde Butcher. The artist will join us from his home in south Florida for a lively discussion about his America the Beautiful series, and the audience will have chance to ask question.

Register on Zoom.

Art Talks Live Recordings

Group Tours

Virtual Group Tours (4-20 people) 

Join Education Director Anissa Ford for a presentation on our current exhibitions via Zoom for your private group. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in in-depth conversations centered on the exhibitions at Gadsden Arts. Virtual Group Tours are free for museum members, $5 for nonmembers (waivers available, but fee can also be applied towards in-person admission).

Group tours at the museum (4-10 people) 

Currently, Gadsden Arts is offering tours for groups of up to 10 people (overall museum capacity is 20). Tours included with admission, but must be scheduled in advance.

Artist Workshops

Recent Workshops:

  • Alexa Kleinbard: Piecing Together the Natural World Through Collage
  • Melanie Morris: Fast & Fearless Floral
  • Midori Okasako: Zentangle
  • Wendy Devarieux: Pastel Landscapes
  • Kristy Kutch: Colored Pencil

Workshop Policies

  • Workshops are conditional upon minimum enrollment. You will be fully refunded if a workshop is cancelled by Gadsden Arts. 
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-serve. Confirmed spots require full payment. 
  • Partial refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the workshop will be provided in cases of illness or emergency. Partial refunds are amount paid less direct costs incurred by Gadsden Arts. Cancellations prior to the 30-day deadline will incur a $30 cancellation fee. 

Teach at Gadsden Arts

Interested in offering a workshop at Gadsden Arts? Submit a workshop proposal form and submit it to our Education Director, Anissa Ford. Please note, at this time we cannot offer oil painting workshops in our studio unless all materials are odorless.  


View current exhibitions and participate in guided discussions with one of our trained docents. 

Tours must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance. 

Groups looking for an option that includes lunch should consider the Luncheon @ the Museum program. Please note luncheon tours are not available while social distancing and masks are required as part of our COVID-19 precautions. 

Learn more about tours.


Though designed with families in mind, the ArtZone is a free, drop-in art studio for ALL ages. Explore the joy of painting, printmaking, collage, and drawing. Open every Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 

Learn more about the ArtZone.

Please note, the ArtZone is presently closed due to COVID-19. 

Open Studio

Every Thursday, 2-5pm
Members Only

Become a Gadsden Arts member to be able 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. 

Please note, open studio is unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.