•The Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Inc. (GFAA) has fostered and encouraged the study of the visual arts through every medium since 1923.
We are recognized as a diverse organization of emerging and accomplished visual artists enriching the cultural and economic vitality of the Gainesville community and beyond.
The Gainesville Fine Arts Association strives to value, foster and celebrate the visual art contributions of its members.
Message from GFAA's Board of Directors
On behalf of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, welcome to our 5th Annual Artist Studio Tour! We are excited to have 20 artists participating in 15 studios throughout our community. A broad range of artistic mediums are represented from watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, stained glass and mosaics, to jewelry-making and ceramics, fiber art, mixed media, encaustics, printmaking, photography and silkscreens.
For the past 99 years, GFAA has fostered and encouraged the study of the visual arts through every medium. We hold a unique place in the community as a diverse and inclusive organization of emerging and accomplished artists. We believe that art exhibitions nurture, inform and inspire artists and the community alike. To that end, in 2016 GFAA opened its own gallery at 1314 South Main St. where we regularly host art exhibitions, Artwalk receptions and other events. If you have not yet been to the GFAA Gallery, consider making it your first stop on this year’s Artist Studio Tour. You can pick up a map and meet several artists who will be demonstrating and sharing their creative process on site. While visiting the gallery on your tour, please check out our current exhibit and our gift shop.
The Studio Tour provides a wonderful opportunity for the public to experience artists in the intimacy of their work space and to learn about their creative process. Many thanks to our sponsors and partners who help make this happen. Just follow the map for an inspiring and educational weekend – and hopefully you’ll bring home that special work of art that speaks to you.
We hope to see you out there!
GFAA Board of Directors
Artistic achievements are cultivated by acknowledgment and celebration.
Engaged participation is vital to a thriving, volunteer-driven organization.
Membership in GFAA enhances the prosperity and personal growth of visual artists.
Mentoring relationships benefit members and augment the organization’s cohesiveness.
Networking facilitates creative growth. The creative contributions of visual artists enrich the cultural life of the community.
Persistent, lifelong training in the visual arts stimulates creative output and fosters collegiality.
Art exhibitions nurture, inform and inspire artists and the community alike. When visual artists collaborate with other community partnerships, the community benefits.