Cheers to 20 Great Years! December 29 2015

Cheers to 20 Great Years!
On exhibit: January 9 - February 20, 2016
Opening reception and celebration: Saturday, January 9, 4—7pm*
(*Please note, this reception is taking place on the 2nd Saturday in January)

New Smyrna Beach, FL – This January, Arts on Douglas will celebrate two decades of exhibiting exceptional contemporary Florida artists.  The gallery will commemorate its 20th anniversary with an exhibition, Cheers to 20 Great Years! This exhibition will bring together the works of 8 artists who have been represented by the gallery since its onset in 1996. The artists featured in this special exhibition include: Heidi Edwards, Ed Harris, Rodney Lints, Tim Ludwig, Mary Schimpff Webb, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak and Enzo Torcoletti. The gallery will host an opening reception and celebration honoring the artists on Saturday, January 9, 4-7pm. Please note this reception will take place on the 2nd Saturday in January. Cheers to 20 Great Years! will be on view January 9 - February 20, 2016.

The opening reception and celebration is free and open to the public.  The reception will include the smooth jazz stylings of Trés Bien; a three-piece jazz trio, cocktails, light fare and of course, champagne.

“Throughout our 20 years in business, Arts on Douglas has stayed committed to Doris “Doc” Leeper’s original vision of maintaining an exhibition space for the best artists in the state of Florida. Cheers to 20 Great Years! honors not only the 8 founding artists exhibiting in this exhibition but also the 100s of artists who we have had the opportunity to exhibit as well as the countless volunteers who have assisted with our success,” states Meghan Martin, Gallery Director.

Arts on Douglas is located in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach. The building was formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930s era Ford showroom and service center.  In early 1995, the building was transformed into a 3,500 square foot exhibition space that presents 18 exhibitions a year. The ongoing exhibition program features a broad spectrum of artistic styles, media and temperaments, including experimental genres in its newest addition, the alt_space.

About the Gallery

Arts on Douglas was established in 1996 by artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder, Doris Leeper and, artist/benefactor, Ed Harris. Originally conceived as a commercial gallery to promote the work and careers of professional artists from the state of Florida.  In 2014, the gallery formalized its affiliation with Atlantic Center for the Arts, combining missions, resources and programs, in order to further facilitate community engagement with the creative arts.