4th of July Event at the Apalachicola Center of Art and History

Current HCA Events & Exhibits

Summer of Resilience Program

Students in Franklin County from ages 11 to 19 are invited to participate in a new 7 week summer program with a wide variety of workshops and field trips that will provide a foundation of learning that encompasses technology, art, film, music, wellness and more from professional experts and artists to create an exceptional summer program!! The program is free and there are a few slots left!

For info & Registration
Contact :

HCA (850) 653-4521
86 Water Street, Apalachicola

City Municipal Complex Lab (850) 370-0145
1 Shark Blvd. Apalachicola

Margaret Key Library (850) 653-8436
80 12th Street


June 17-21 4pm-6pm Culinary Arts Workshop
Local Chef Brett Gormley will teach the basics of cooking and ultimately preparing a meal for students to present to their family. This workshop will be held at Holy Family

June 24-27 12pm-3pm Fashion Design & Goal
Designer Elizabeth Burt will teach students how to design and create clothing and accessories, and learn about the fashion industry, knowledge of business and finance in general.
June 28 & 29 10am-4pm Youth’s Plein Air
Artist Jenny Odom will  teach a 2 day outdoor painting workshop learning the act of painting outdoors and inside studio.
July 1 & 2 12pm-2pm Personal Care/SPA
A professional cosmetologist & esthetician will teach students personal hygiene thru hair, nails and skincare.
July 3 5pm-8pm  Art “4th of July Celebration”
Join hundreds of kids of all ages and create a Red, White & Blue painting to take home. A special painting station will be set up for workshop students to work with a more in-depth theme and intimate setting with art teachers.
July 5-7 12pm-3pm Folk Art
Folk artist Earnest Lee will lead a class about the history of folk art and how to create their own piece using the traditions that come from their community and traditions.
July 8-10 12pm-3pm Collage & Mixed Media
Lydia Countryman will teach students the technique of collage making in which paper, photos, fabric and other materials will be used to create one large art piece that will be exhibited in the HCA art Gallery.
July 12&13 2pm-5pm Meditation & Decision Making
Local Yoga and meditation instructors will teach meditation and life skills showing the importance of incorporating meditation, clearing the mind, and introduce the ancient practice of yoga.
July 22-24 10am-2pm Photography
Prof. Mark Zimmerman of University of Florida will teach the basics of photography, location shooting, portraiture & more.
July 27 Fine art gallery Field Trip
Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 exhibit. All students who participated in these workshops will travel to experience “visual art by professional artists”.
July 29-31 1pm-3pm Social Dancing Workshop
Dance instructor Gayle Doherty will introduce students to several different types of group dancing.

**Artwork from all visual arts workshops will be displayed in the HCA Gallery **





July 1-3 2-5pm Fused Filament Fabrication
July 8-10 2-5pm Recording Studio
July 15-17 2-5pm Exploring Virtual Reality
July 22-24 2-5pm Makey Makey on the Go


Anna Feil Exhibit June 15- July 13

Opening Reception Saturday, June 15th 6-8pm 

Anna Feil is a native of Apalachicola. She lives and works in San Diego, California.

Anna’s work is a dialogue between her imagination, intuition, and imperfections.   She likes to think of her paintings as character studies and often finds her inspiration digging through old photographs, magazines, vintage clothing, and antique parlors.

Her paintings are fabricated right out of her imagination and are in a constant state of flux; a beautiful exploration.  She creates her own realm of femininity using wax, paint, color, fabric, photographs, and anything else that strikes her fancy. She is best known for her expressive portraits of women. Anna received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

See more about Anna on her website https://annafeil.com/pgp/