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Art & Theatre on the Forgotten Coast

Drawn to the area because of its natural beauty, many artists consider Florida’s Forgotten Coast a mecca and inspiration for the creation and displaying of their art. Art galleries are tucked into the nooks and crannies within several of Apalachicola’s historic downtown warehouses. You’ll find fine art here created by nationally recognized artists, creative folk art, photography, unique sculpture and glass art. Theater buffs will appreciate the historic Dixie Theatre, a restored historic theater in the city’s downtown district that features professional seasonal offerings. Community theater thrives here also in the form of the Panhandle Players.

The City’s Center for History, Culture and Art, located in an historic brick warehouse overlooking the Apalachicola River, maintains an ongoing exhibit of noted regional artists and hosts classes throughout the year in a variety of disciplines. In Carrabelle, there are a growing number of galleries tucked near the City’s riverfront district. The Rio Carrabelle Gallery also hosts seasonal pop and jazz concerts as part of an annual concert series funded through a local arts organization. Whatever your tastes, you’re sure to find some art treasure to take home!

Theatre

Dixie Theatre

Dixie Theatre

Apalachicola

Built in 1912, the Dixie Theatre became the entertainment center of the county. Eventually operated as a motion picture theater, the Dixie closed in 1967. The professional season runs from…
Panhandle Players

Panhandle Players

Apalachicola

The Panhandle Players are a community theater group in Apalachicola, Florida, founded in 1987. Productions are held in the historic Chapman Auditorium.

Art Galleries & Venues

Joyce Estes Gallery

Joyce Estes Gallery

Apalachicola

Located in historic Apalachicola, next door to the Café con Leche, Joyce Estes Gallery offers artistic treasures worthy of memories made on the Forgotten Coast. Stop by Wednesday through Saturday…
JOBA Gallery at High Cotton

JOBA Gallery at High Cotton

Apalachicola

Located just two doors down from Cafe con Leche and across the street from the Apalachicola River, JOBA Gallery at High Cotton is the studio and gallery of artists Jenny…
Bowery 2 Gallery & Studios

Bowery 2 Gallery & Studios

Apalachicola

Located in the upstairs of 117 Market Street in charming Apalachicola, the Bowery 2 Gallery and Studio features three gifted local artists. Visitors may view the imaginative artwork of Catherine…
Rio Carrabelle

Rio Carrabelle

Carrabelle

Rio Carrabelle is a unique gallery and small event venue located in beautiful downtown Carrabelle, Florida on James Avenue. This historic building has been newly renovated and is one of…
Art of Glass Indoor Art Classes

Art of Glass Indoor Art Classes

St. George Island

Did the rain ruin your beach day? Too much sun? Seeking a beach alternative? You don’t have to be bored. You deserve to have fun! Indoor art classes at Art…
Rivers Edge Apalachicola

Rivers Edge Apalachicola

Apalachicola

The gallery provides original art that portrays the natural unspoiled beauty of the Gulf Coast Landscape. Both emerging artists and established artists such as Natalia Andreeva, Debra & Randy Brienen,…
The Pearl

The Pearl

Apalachicola

The Pearl features one-of-a-kind handmade art from local artists. Located in Apalachicola, the Pearl has local art everyone will enjoy. Stop by from Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am -…
Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

Apalachicola

Located in the Harrison-Raney Cotton Exchange on Water Street, a historic building overlooking the Apalachicola River and Estuary, the Apalachicola History, Culture, and Art Center (HCA) offers regional and national…
49 Palmetto

49 Palmetto

Apalachicola

49 Palmetto features contemporary art with an emphasis on local and southern Folk Art. Rotating exhibits, exciting events, and artist workshops year-round keep the gallery flowing with fresh and exciting…
Pirate Girl’s Treasures

Pirate Girl’s Treasures

Carrabelle

Pirate Girl's Treasures is a locally owned shop in downtown Carrabelle, FL. Featuring furniture, décor, art, and collectibles made exclusively in Franklin County. Owner, Sebrina Brown's family has resided in…
Lost Treasure Vintage Art Gallery

Lost Treasure Vintage Art Gallery

Carrabelle

Lost Treasure Gallery offers vintage prints and maps of Florida and the Forgotten Coast area as well as local t-shirts and other gift items. They also specialize in photograph restoration.…
Robert Lindsley Studio & Gallery

Robert Lindsley Studio & Gallery

Apalachicola

Located in the heart of the historic Apalachicola downtown in a majestically restored building, the Robert Lindsley Studio & Gallery features the studio and artwork of Robert Lindsley. The spacious…
Live Oak Gallery

Live Oak Gallery

Apalachicola

The Live Oak Gallery features nature, wildlife, and sporting art in a simple rustic setting under the shade of a live oak tree. Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 11 a.m.…
The Sea Grape Gallery

The Sea Grape Gallery

Apalachicola

Located in between the High Five Dive Bar and the Honey Hole Liquor Store in Apalachicola, the Sea Grape Gallery presents an eclectic mix of oil paintings, handmade jewelry, and…
Cal Allen’s Coastal Art Gallery & Studio

Cal Allen’s Coastal Art Gallery & Studio

Carrabelle

Located on SE Avenue B in the heart of Carrabelle, Cal Allen's Coastal Art Gallery and Studio feature local work from local artists and craftsmen. Stop by Thursday, Friday, or…
Pamelot Arts

Pamelot Arts

St. George Island

Pamelot Art, located on East Gorrie on St. George Island, is an art gallery and studio featuring local art. Pam at Pamelot Art offers anything from henna tattoos to pottery…