As a core goal of the gallery is to foster young artists, the students of the VCS Student Exhibition are the perfect entities for Gallery500’s second part of the Emerging Artist Series. Gallery Director Amber had the opportunity to speak with some of the students during the private Opening Reception of the exhibition back in September. Check out the video to learn more about the works in the exhibition, what inspires the students and how this exhibition influences their future in the arts. The exhibition is on display at Gallery500 through October 15th.
The VCS Student Exhibition is just the beginning of our support for VCS' Visual Arts. The larger fundraising event for Volusia County Schools, the ONE DAYTONA Art Festival, is set for this November 13th & 14th. Gallery500 is honored to co-host this event with ONE DAYTONA. Once again, the students take center stage. In 2020, the ONE DAYTONA Art Festival donated $15,000 to VCS' Visual Arts Program, affording the students the ability to grow their passion for the arts.
The ONE DAYTONA Art Festival is still accepting applications for artists. If you, or someone you know, is interested in displaying their works, apply here via Zapplication now through October 15th.
If you would like to donate to VCS Visual Arts Program, contact the gallery or click here. You can also purchase any of Lesa Kennedy’s works (click here) and a portion will be donated to VCS Visual Arts Program.
Don’t forget, Florida Artists, Florida Views is currently on display at Gallery500. Stop in the gallery or contact Gallery Director Amber at (386) 262 - 1912 to set up a private showing (virtually or in person).
Until next time,
Your Gallery500 team