Unparalleled in the Region
Arts on Douglas was established in 1996 by artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) 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, the gallery has since 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.
Located in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach, the building was formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930's era Ford showroom and service center. The building was transformed into a 3,500 square foot exhibition space that presents 18 exhibitions a year. The gallery's ongoing exhibition program features a broad spectrum of artistic styles, media and temperaments, including experimental genres in its newest addition, the alt_space.
Arts on Douglas offers outstanding art consultation services. Our fine arts professionals bring a wealth of curatorial and educational experience to the consulting process. Each is qualified to understand the concerns of collectors, to make introductions to the artists, and to assist with the selection of works. We tailor our services to meet each collector's needs. Our talented staff is available to assemble and install purchased works on site according to theme and temperament as well as offer presentations at the gallery or in corporate settings. Custom framing can be arranged and works can be packed and shipped, upon request.
Located within Arts on Douglas, the alt_space gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to Florida artists from various contemporary genres including: conceptual art, site specific installation, new media, digital media, video, sculpture, or other experimental practices. The space was conceived in order to provide emerging and established visual artists with an alternative space to show their work, as well as to provide a platform to engage the community in a dialogue about art process, methodology, concepts, and materials.