The Venice Art Center offers over 600 classes to adult and children’s classes annually, 12 unique visual art exhibitions which are free and open to the public, a one of a kind artisan gift shop, a venue for special events and concerts, art library and an on-site café. We support local artists by offering them many opportunities to express their creativity, sell their work and give them the platform to teach others. For over 60 years we have been an active advocate in the promotion of the arts in the community through citywide public arts projects, outreach, and collaboration with other organizations. VAC has focused on creating events and projects that enhance the community, support other nonprofits and make Venice a cultural destination. Our goal is to make art accessible and available to our community and to enhance the quality of the lives of those living in our area.

The Mission of the Venice Art Center is to provide cultural resources to the community and to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of all forms of visual arts.

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VAC 2019 Summer Classes Have Begun!

Tap into your own creative skills by taking an art class at VAC. You will be delighted to know that we have skilled, outstanding instructors willing to share their talents with you. Areas of study include drawing, painting, jewelry making, pottery, sculpture and so much more. Sign up today by clicking on the link below.


Join us for VAC Uncorked...Sip and Paint

Thursday, July 18th with Susan Wilcox

Gather your friends, sip your favorite beverage and delight in step-by-step art instruction with our talented Venice Art Center instructors. You will leave with a unique masterpiece! No experience is necessary. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed for artists over 21. Reserve private parties… from birthday and bachelorette celebrations to date nights and private parties.


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Rent the Gallery for your Special Event

The VAC is the perfect place to host your special event. Choose our unique, elegant location for your wedding, birthday party, shower, special dinner, cocktail party and fundraiser. Please call us to get more details.


VAC Upcoming Events

  • Family Fun Day
    Family Fun Day

    You are invited!

    Free family event July 27th from 10am-1pm.

    VAC will have music, face painting, snow cones, food, and a building full of art projects for artists of all ages! This event is free of charge. Air conditioned too!

    Thank you to our sponsors! Venice Gondolier, Harbor Chase, and Gulf Coast Community Foundation

  • Kids Night Out
    Kids Night Out

    Kids. . .leave your parents at home and come join us for Kid’s Night Out!

    Children, bring a small snack and get creative with fun art projects. are on your own. Classes in many topics including tie dying, watercolor, pastel, night light house projects and full body self-portrait art!

    Ages 6 and up can attend. Thursdays from 6pm-9pm.

  • The Art Caffe at the Venice Art Center is Making Headlines
    The Art Caffe at the Venice Art Center is Making Headlines


    Congratulations to Pasquale and staff for a wonderful write up in the Gondolier Sun on February 20, 2019.

    Want an idea of what you want to eat when you go to The Art Caffe? Check out their menu!