Open House Weekend – Silent Auction

Open House Weekend – Silent Auction

Looking for a statement piece for your home or office? Check out this silent auction piece “Possum Walk Trail” by John Dumoulin. This beautiful piece is 44″ x 36″ framed and is just one of the beautiful silent auction and small raffle pieces available at the Gulfport Arts Center Open House Weekend from December 4th – 6th.

Open House Weekend – Children’s Ornament Painting

Open House Weekend – Children’s Ornament Painting

The Gulfport Arts Center is hosting a children’s ornament painting event as part of their Open House Weekend. Bring your little ones and let them create a one-of-a-kind ornament to treasure year after year. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Social distancing and CDC recommendations will be practiced.

The Strength of Community

The Strength of Community

The Gulfport Arts Center has been very blessed (yes, we still express it this way in the South, because it means much more to us than just “lucky”) to have a community that loos for ways to support its local businesses, and have supported our efforts.

Gulfport Arts Center: Wagon of Cheer

Gulfport Arts Center: Wagon of Cheer

The starting lineup: A selection of wines and liquors in a practical wagon to haul it in. Drawing held December 6th, 2020. Must be 21 years or older to enter.

1 chance for $5 or
5 chances for $20

Controlled Watercolor Class 🗓 🗺

Controlled Watercolor Class 🗓 🗺

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Techniques to be taught by internationally known watercolor artist and instructor Sharon Long. Cost: $60

COVID-19 Self Portraits

COVID-19 Self Portraits

Thirty-nine artists had their work displayed at the Gulfport Art Center, showing guests how they felt while being stuck inside due to COVID-19.

Shelter in Place Self-Portraits September 25 🗓 🗺

Shelter in Place Self-Portraits September 25 🗓 🗺

The pieces were created to show the emotion and experience our artists have gone thru during this Covid-19 pandemic. Artists will be showing self-portraits that portray their personal experience of being sheltered in place.

Diamondhead Cub Scout Pack 210

Diamondhead Cub Scout Pack 210

Jason Pyrans’ Diamondhead Cub Scout Pack 210 with Larry and Marge at the Galleria for Acrylic Pour Class, it was a blast.

Christmas Gala 2019 🗓 🗺

Christmas Gala 2019 🗓 🗺

You are invited to the 12th Annual Christmas Gala. The event is Co-Hosted by The Historical Society of Gulfport & Gulfport Main Street Association. December 6th, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

Fantasy Flowers

Fantasy Flowers

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019, from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Gulfport Galleria. Learn to paint Fantasy Flowers in a Watercolor You can do workshop taught by Sharon Long, internationally known watercolor artist, instructor, and publisher of instructional DVDs

Artists Appreciation Day

Artists Appreciation Day

We would like to invite everyone to her 2nd Annual Artists Appreciation Day, this Friday, September 6th, between 11 am and 2 pm.

Sharon Long Watercolors

Sharon Long Watercolors

Sharon Long, an international watercolorist, and publisher of instructional DVD’s is demonstrating and teaching Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Gulfport Galleria.

Tom Thompkins on Friday’s WLOX 5pm News

Tom Thompkins on Friday’s WLOX 5pm News

GGFA member Tom Thompkins will be featured on WLOX’s local news broadcast. Tom was recently interviewed in his woodworking shop by news anchor Dave Elliott. The story will air this Friday, August 23rd, during the 5pm broadcast. Congratulations to Tom! We look forward to seeing the story.

Witches’ Brunch 2019

Witches’ Brunch 2019

Get ready for a wickedly good time!!! It’s the Second Annual Witches’ Brunch and you don’t want to miss it! Enjoy a delicious brunch by Patio 44.

Art and Psalms Camp

Art and Psalms Camp

Our 6th annual Art and Psalms camp will be held June 17th-June 21st at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Gulfport. The camp is for ages 10-15. Local artists will teach classes in various types of painting, string art, fish art, stained glass, jewelry making, and more! Scholarships are available.
To register, please call Tracy-612-280-0093   or Mary Anne-228-861-5448

Drawn to Gulfport Art Show

Drawn to Gulfport Art Show

On March 21st, 2019, the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art hosted the students and faculty of Gulfport High School for the #drawntogulfport Student Art Exhibit. Bethany Mason was named the overall winner for her painting “Diversity”.

Sharon Long Watercolors

Sharon Long Watercolors

Sharon Long, an international watercolorist, and publisher of instructional DVD’s is demonstrating and teaching Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Gulfport Galleria.

Sharon Long Watercolors

Sharon Long Watercolors

Sharon Long, an international watercolorist, and publisher of instructional DVD’s is demonstrating and teaching Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Gulfport Galleria.

Drawn to Gulfport

Drawn to Gulfport

You’re invited to an evening of art that will showcase the diverse talents of Gulfport High School students and teachers at the Gulfport Galleria.

Gala at Gulfport Galleria 2018 by WXXV

Gala at Gulfport Galleria 2018 by WXXV

Wonderful pieces from local artists were displayed in the facility. There was great food and live entertainment to enjoy while checking out the beautiful artwork. This is the 11th year of this great cultural event.

Watercolor with Sharon Long

Watercolor with Sharon Long

December 15th, GGFA watercolorist Sharon Long will be teaching a class for painting on glass from 9 am-12 pm at the Galleria.

2018 Christmas Gala

2018 Christmas Gala

You don’t want to miss our 11th annual Christmas Gala at the Galleria of Fine Art on Friday, December 7th from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Pencil Drawing

Pencil Drawing

Debra Baldinger will hold a workshop on pencil drawing on November 27th from 9 am-12 pm at the Gulfport Galleria in Gulfport.

Constructive Critiques

Constructive Critiques

Local artist Milton Williams will offer his Constructive Critiques on Saturday, November 24th from noon to 4 pm at the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art.

Introductory Sip-n-Doodle Class

Introductory Sip-n-Doodle Class

Allison Thorpe will host her “Sip-n-Doodle” art class at the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art on Saturday, October 20th, at 5:00pm. This introductory class will be free to all! “Sip-n-Doodle” is geared toward inexperienced artists, so don’t be shy, come give it a try…...

A Special Visit…

A Special Visit…

On September 6th, 2018, the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art was pleased to host a field trip from the Charles Walker Senior Center. President Lynda Gilmore spoke briefly about the history and mission of the organization. GGFA artists Ray Bell, Larry Campbell, Terry...

Calling all writers

Calling all writers

The Gulf Coast Writers Association meets each month here at the Carnegie Building on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 am. Each meeting provides an informative guest speaker and an opportunity to network with a great group of supportive fellow authors.

5th Annual Arts & Psalms Summer Art Camp

5th Annual Arts & Psalms Summer Art Camp

In conjunction with the First United Methodist Church, we will be holding our 5th annual Arts & Psalms Summer Art Camp the week of June 18th-22nd, 9am-1pm. The camp is open to middle school children ages 10-15.

Historical Society of Gulfport

Historical Society of Gulfport

We are pleased to announce that the Historical Society of Gulfport will be joining us here at the Carnegie Building. They will hold their meetings in our conference room, and be hosting historical art exhibits.

Milton Williams at Gallery 782

Milton Williams at Gallery 782

Milton Williams is having an art show at Gallery 782 in Biloxi (2 blocks North of Hard Rock Casino Hwy 90, on Jackson Street) and you are invited. Hope you can make it. May 4th 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Reception. The show will be up until May 26th.

Artist Call for Workshops

Artist Call for Workshops

We are planning an aggressive campaign to raise our artist’s visibility. We plan to increase foot traffic to the Galleria and raise awareness of what’s going on with our organization. As part of this effort, we wish to offer more workshops, art classes, and seminars.

Music Together Class in January

Music Together Class in January

We are offering a few free demo classes for with the Music Together program (the first on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 10:00).

Writing with Humor

Writing with Humor

Terry Miles, a well-known Coast writer and OLLI member, will conduct an entertaining seminar about writing with humor. It should be an informative seminar.

Watercolor You Can Do

Watercolor You Can Do

We are happy to announce that Sharon Long is returning to the Gulfport Galleria for a “WATERCOLOR YOU CAN DO” event November 16, 9am – 4pm. All experience levels welcome, No drawing experience required, all materials are furnished for $90.00 ($45 deposit required).

Sharon Long Exhibit

Sharon Long Exhibit

Sharon Long’s vibrant paintings are in public and private collections internationally. Sharon Long will be the theme of The World of Watercolor, on display from September 5 – 30, 2017 at the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art.

Fishbone Alley Artist Show & Reception

Fishbone Alley Artist Show & Reception

We are planning a show and reception for the Fishbone Alley artists. Come and enjoy some great art and mingle with people you haven’t seen in awhile. Hope to see you there!

The 4th Annual Art & Psalms Summer Camp

The 4th Annual Art & Psalms Summer Camp

Hosted by Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art and First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. A one-week summer camp for middle school students, ages 10-15. Only $45 for the whole week (scholarships available). June 19 – 23

Learn to Paint Fantasy Flowers

Learn to Paint Fantasy Flowers

Learn to Paint Fantasy Flowers with Destin, Florida Watercolor Artist, Sharon Long. Wednesday, March 29 from 9:00am – 12:00 noon. $45 class fee. All materials furnished. Coffee and snacks provided. Contact Sharon Long at Sharin2art@aol.com.