About the Tour
Off The Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour is a grass roots event created by a federation of practicing artists with shared purpose and vision…
To showcase and increase awareness and appreciation of Central Florida’s finest professional and emerging artists, as well as cultural institutions that are “off the beaten path”.
To be recognized both nationally and internationally as a premier cultural adventure for art lovers and collectors by offering fine work for acquisition and providing educational and interactive experiences in unique and creative working environments. We focus on social, cultural and economic development by creating and nurturing ties between the artists and their communities, thus aligning with the tour slogan: "Community, Camaraderie & Commerce".
*A professional visual artist is defined as “a skilled practitioner in the visual arts possessing serious intent and ability, with an original self-conceptualized body of exhibited work which has been recognized by institutions, critics and peers as being of professional caliber.”
At a glance
WHO: Professional artists, emerging artists, cultural institutions
WHAT: A free, self-guiding tour through Central Florida to artists' studios and cultural institutions that are "off the beaten path".
WHEN: 2016 Dec. 3 & 4, Lake & Seminole Counties | Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm
2017 Feb. 25 & 26, Greater DeLand Area | Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm
WHERE: Central Florida: Lake County, Seminole County, Greater DeLand Area
HOW: Free, STUDIO GUIDE book with self-guiding maps, Tour stop information, contacts, artists' featured image, GPS info. Pick up your GUIDE at any Tour stop location during event weekend or download STUDIO GUIDE PDF HERE
WHY: ~ visit with artists in their unique, private studio environments
~ browse more work than typically available in retail venues
~ develop a new patron and artist relationship
~ purchase or commission work
~ learn about cultural institutions and their mission of art, artists and community involvement
~ broaden your art knowledge via demonstrations, presentations, and exhibitions
~ explore Central Florida and discover "roads less traveled"
~ a family friendly cultural adventure
Studio visits other than Tour weekend may be available by appointment, please contact Artist directly.