Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Art Talk Live! with Elizabeth McFalls
Friday, October 2, 1-2pm

Elizabeth (Libby) McFalls, the exhibiting artist in the Zoe Golloway Gallery this fall, will give an in-depth talk about her work, a tour of her studio, and answer questions from the Zoom participants. Working in mixed mediums, McFall creates nonlinear visual narratives that examine issues of loss and family. Her work explores moments that blur the line between fact and fiction, life and death, humor and sorrow, moments that demonstrate the contradiction and complexity of life. Elizabeth McFalls is a Professor of Art and the Department of Art’s Art Foundation Coordinator at Columbus State University. She received her MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art and earned her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design.

Register for Elizabeth McFalls on Zoom.

Art Talks Live! The Art of Printmaking with Kabuya Bowens-Saffo
Wednesday, November 11, 5:30-6:30pm

An Art Talk Live event with Kabuya P. Bowens-Saffo, MFA, Art Administrations and Chief Curator Anderson Brickler Gallery on the technical process and history of printmaking in American art history.

Register for Kabuya Bowens-Saffo on Zoom.

Browse our library of exhibition videos here! 

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 in Phase I of its reopening plan, allowing up to 10 people in the museum at one time. Small groups are therefore able to schedule a group tour, given that there are not reservations already on their requested date/time of the tour. 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. 

Adult group tours are available for groups of 4-60. 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. 

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.

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. 

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.