Gainesville Art Galleries

Eleanor Blair Studio113 South Main Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 378-6006. Artist Statement: I search for beauty in the natural world and in everyday things. I work primarily in oil, from life and from my photographs. I love to see how light transforms objects and places, and to capture that transformation in paint. Eleanor Blair graduated from The Cooper Union of the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City in 1969. She moved to Gainesville in 1971 and has been painting Central Florida scenes since that time. She is a well-known member of the art community in Gainesville, exhibiting in local shows and volunteering in the Arts In Medicine program at Shands AGH. Visitors are always welcome to her downtown studio.

Melrose Bay Art Gallery- 103 SR 26 in Melrose, Florida (352) 475-3866.  Melrose Bay Art Gallery exhibits the work of many of the finest artists in the area. A new exhibition is featured each month. Artists represented by the Melrose Bay Art Gallery include: Carol Barber, Kate Barnes, Gary Borse, Regina Stahl-Briskey, Jim Carpenter, Anne Gilroy, Harriet Huss, Norman Jensen, Sue Johnson, Jeff Knee, Reed Pedlow, Phil Robinson, Steve Thrift, Margaret Ross Tolbert, Ellen West, Kathleen Wobie, and Carole Worthington.

Artisans Guild Gallery- 201 SE 2nd Place #113 Gainesville FL 32601 (352) 378-1383. The Artisans Guild Gallery of Gainesville, Florida offers a fine selection of handmade art and craft.  Since 1970, the gallery has exclusively featured local artists in a variety of media.  Visit them in Union Street Station, downtown Gainesville across from the Hippodrome Theater and around the corner from Marks US Prime Steak House and Dragonfly Sushi and Sake Company. 

Thornebrook Gallery

Thornebrook Gallery- 2441 NW 43rd Street Gainesville Florida 32606 (352) 378-4947. Thornebrook Gallery is one of North Florida's premier art galleries and custom framing establishments specializing in two and three-dimensional fine art and contemporary fine crafts by local and nationally recognized artists. The Florida Collection features Art with a local flavor - original oils on canvas, acrylic paintings, limited edition graphics (lithographs, serigraph & etchings), sculpture and photography.

Sweetwater Picture Framing- 101 SE 2nd Place Suite 109 Gainesville Florida 32601 (352) 373-5745. Formerly Harold's Frames, Sweetwater Picture Framing is next to Liquid Ginger and the Hippodrome. Sweetwater is a full gallery of John Moran, Florida's premier nature photographer, and offers diploma framing with Moran's famed photos of UF's campus and alligators.

Hector Framing & Gallery logohéctor Framing & Gallery- 702 West University Avenue Gainesville Florida 32601 (352) 271-4243. héctor Framing & Gallery offers an eclectic, unique presentation of artwork in the gallery by regional, out of state & international artists. Represented are a wide range of artistic mediums such as oils, acrylics, etchings, sculptures, woodcuts, linoleum cuts, pastels, silk-screens, photographs, mixed-media, watercolors, drawings, ceramics, mezzotints, hand-pulled serigraphs, custom designed wood furniture, custom mirrors and exclusive giclee prints of Gainesville in the vintage style.

McIntyre Stained Glass Studio & Art Gallery- 2441 NW 43rd Street in Thornebrook Village Gainesville FL 32606. (352) 372-2752. In addition to their own stained glass creations, McIntyre Stained Glass Studio & Art Gallery showcases arts and crafts by over two dozen of the area’s finest artists. Works by both well established and emerging artists are featured in silver, wood, fabric, clay, glass, oils, watercolors and more. In addition, stained glass lessons are available.

Sweetwater Print Cooperative- 117 South Main Street Gainesville Florida 32601 (352) 375-0790. Sweetwater Print Cooperative is a group of artists, primarily printmakers, who rent space from the city of Gainesville for the purpose of promoting the art of printmaking and other art interests of its members. The Co Op's gallery exhibits fine art in all media.

Harn Museum Gift Store- SW 34th Street and Hull Road Gainesville FL 32611. (352) 392-9826. Visit the Harn Museum of Art Store today for fun and elegant gifts. Includes artwork from local and national artists.

Thomas Center Galleries- 302 NE 6th Avenue Gainesville Florida 32601 (352) 393-8532. Considered Gainesville's cultural center, the Thomas Center is housed in a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style hotel. The Thomas Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and contains art galleries, 1920's period rooms, local history exhibits, performance space, banquet rooms, and meeting rooms. The Thomas Center is surrounded by the lovely Thomas Center Gardens and the Grace and Sidney Knight Children's Theatre. The center is the site of a variety of art exhibits and musical programs. 

University of Florida Galleries- Various locations on the UF Gainesville Florida campus. (352) 273-3000. The University is host to a number of galleries including the University Gallery, Grinter Gallery and Focus Gallery. Check the link for current and upcoming exhibitions.

Hippodrome Theater Gallery- 25 SE 2nd Place Gainesville Florida 32601. (352) 375-4477. In 1979 the Hippodrome moved into Gainesville's most prominent building, the historic Federal Building, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and located in the heart of downtown Gainesville. The Hippodrome, with support from the community, the State of Florida and a $150,000 Challenge Grant from the NEA, raised nearly $2 million dollars to restore this magnificent building and convert it into its present facility: a 266 seat, thrust-stage theater with rehearsal space and a scene shop, an 80-seat cinema, an art gallery, bar, box office and administrative offices. Hosts to various local artists throughout the year.

Santa Fe College Gallery- 3000 NW 83rd Street,
Bldg. M-147 Gainesville Florida 32606. (352) 395-5464. The Santa Fe Galleries, comprised of the Santa Fe Gallery, Exhibition Halls, and Art in Public Spaces Program, supports the College’s mission of adding value to the lives of our students and enriching our community by exhibiting quality artwork in gallery and public locations.  The Santa Fe Galleries serve as a teaching resource for Santa Fe College students, faculty and staff, and the community at large.  The broad range of quality artwork shown at the Santa Fe Gallery, Exhibition Halls, and in public spaces on the Northwest Campus and Educational Centers suggests to college students, faculty, staff, and visitors the endless variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional arts.