Described as one of America’s best examples of “fantastic architecture”, it is a lovely art center which is recognised as both a state and national historic site with a long tradition of nurturing avant-garde art. The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast.
There is an Artists’ Village which was built in 1930s as the Research Studio where young resident guest artists could develop their talents and display their works. Today, classes and workshops fill the small studios all year round and an annual children’s art festival is held on the grounds each Spring.
A favourite spot for weddings and private parties is the open air Garden Chapel and Mayan Courtyard. During the Summer (May – September) the Summer Concert Series is held on the second Friday of the month at 7.00pm with Music, Food, Architecture and fun.