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!