North Port art Center

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Our Mission:

Igniting inner emotion and outward excitement for the arts.

Promoting cultural development and sharing the healing power of self-expression through art exhibitions and education.


5950 Sam Shapos Way ~

North Port~ FL ~ 34287


Office Hours:

9-4 Mon-Fri

10-Noon Sat.

Gallery Visitors Hours:

9-6 Mon-Fri

10-Noon Sat.


Office Hours:

9-2:30 Mon-Fri

Closed Saturdays

Gallery Visitors Hours:

9-2:30 Mon-Fri

Closed Saturdays


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or any other amount will be greatly appreciated!

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North Port Art Center

Estonian Egg Decorating with Moonie

March 25th 6 – 8pm

Easter Sunday in Estonia is usually celebrated with a long lunch, egg painting, and an old fashioned Easter egg hunt.

It’s common to decorate your own eggs, typically the eggs are painted with natural colourings like onion skins or beetroot juice, then put in a basket as a centerpiece for the table.

Call to Register 941. 423.6460

NPAC 4 Week Virtual Course to the World of Scratchboard

with Sheryl Unwin

Starts May 4, 2021

This 4 week course will introduce the fabulous world of Scratchboarding.  Teaching various techniques and utilizing a range of different tools to bring images to ife.

In the first week we will go over the different scratchboard tools which can be used for etching a 5 x7 practice scratchboard. these items will be in a list of supplies to purchase, will allow the student to experience with the instructor the various techniques which are used in creating different effects such as Fur, Stippling, Cross Hatching, etc.

During the remaining time in class, an instuctor provided image is transferred to a 5 x7 Ampersand Scratchboard, this permits the instructor to give step by step instruction to the students, a Q &A will be open for the last 30 mins of 1.5 hour session.

The following three weeks the instructor will show demos in th efirst 15 mins executing some of the different tools that can be used, different techniques for some of the more common textures skin, fur, wood etc.. for the remaining time of each virtual Class, we will resume the project that was started in the first week, with the session open to questions from the student.

At the end of the 4-week course, there should be an understanding of the basic techniques required to complete a scratchboard.

To enroll in this 4-week course Please contact Dee Dee at 941-423-6460


It is the desire of the North Port Art Center to expand its Art Program for the Loveland Center Students.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of this year. 
This enables us to continue and expand the experience of creating art to an important part of our community in the upcoming year.
In hope of your participation in our fundraising efforts, we ask that you use the link below or call us with your generous gift.
Thank You to all who gave during Giving Tuesday!

Recently…from Our Loveland Center NPAC Art Program!

The perfect gift for anyone!

Art is an experience to remember. Give a gift that gives a lifetime of memories. 

We have gift certificates for any occasion. Adult and youth art classes, art parties, membership, Artisan Gift Shop, and more!

Please call us with any questions 941-423-6460

There will be a 6-8 week pause in Laura Pommier’s Zoom classes.
She has the honor of painting the first public mural in North Port for the First 1000 Days Initiative. 
Please check back, the art center will be following her progress 
Mike Lang/Herald Tribune

Oh, Baby!

The entirety of the First 1000 Days mural has brought challenges related to size, organization and materials, along with a desire to paint a design of the utmost quality.

However my number
one objective was to make sure the baby, the focal point of the mural, was absolute perfection.

I created the child in the mural around the suggestions proposed by the First Thousand Days
Initiative – sounds, colors and shapes forming a world of nurturing, learning and imagination.

We began painting on the right side of the mural only because that is where the lift ended up after projecting the design and repositioning the lift is time-consuming. There we painted two birds, a rabbit and a balloon, in addition to parts of the book and swing.

At this point I had to decide whether to brave the center portion with the baby or go down the left side with the other birds and the logo leaving the baby as a grand finale.

In the end I decided to do the baby next, for several reasons.

One, the paints and brushes would be less compromised
by wear and tear.

Two, I would have more chances to revisit and make corrections to the baby if

And three, I didn’t want to run out of steam on this huge project leaving the most
challenging part to the end.

And oh, baby!

I’m glad I made that decision because the days flew by, energy was high, and the weather was perfect. Before I knew it the child was finished, adorable, happy and as captivating as I had hoped for.

Challenges aside, now I can relax and enjoy the final stretch of the mural.



Winter & Spring Session

Prices are currently set to

non member pricing.

Hosted by Marie LaBrosse and Dee Dee Gozion

Arts are good for business, an eye-opening journey into the creative world of art in S. Sarasota and Charlotte counties and around the world. From prehistoric cave paintings to modern day films, art has served as a vessel for storytelling and conveying mankind’s relationship with its environment. Traveling together we will explore the world of behind the scenes where the artists and business people create for our enjoyment. Major constituents of the arts include literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, and epics; performing arts – among them music, dance, and theater; culinary arts such as baking, chocolatiering, and wine-making; media arts like photography and cinematography, and visual arts – including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpting. Some art forms combine a visual element with performance (e.g. film) and the written word (e.g. comics).

Kaleidoscope of the Arts sponsored by the North Port Art Center
Wednesdays at 12 noon – WKDW 97.5FM – Home of Real Community

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Youth Art Program

Wednesdays, Mar. 17 – April 7


Special Homeschool



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Make a difference in a young person’s life for only $55

Sponsor a Child


Tuition to “Fun”tastic Art Camp is
$90 for one week
Full sponsorships for one week are awarded based on financial need or
extenuating circumstances

“Fun”tastic Art Camp 2021

8 Different Art-Themed Weeks!

Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM    Cost: $90/week

“FUN”Tastic Art Camp Ages 6 – 12

“Teen Camp” – 12-14 yrs

“FUN”Tastic Art Camp Ages 6 – 12

Wk #1     June 14-18    

Wk #2    June 21-25  

Wk #3    June 28- July 2 

Wk #4    July 5- 9 

Wk #5    July 12-16 

Wk #6    July 19- 23

Wk #7    July 26-30

Wk #8    August 2-6

“Teen Club” – 12-14 yrs

Wk #1     June 14-18    

Wk #3    June 28- July 2 

Wk #5    July 12-16 

Wk #7    July 26-30

Labor Day 2020 – Memorial Day 2021

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Have you been by the Artisans Port Gift Shop lately? 

Our gift shop offers an array of beautiful artwork, jewelry, pottery and unusual items, all unique and created by local artists.

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"Stunning art for sale and wonderful instructors. I am currently taking the clay class on Wednesday’s and love it!"​
Blanche Vedette
"Very nice works of local art. A very nice place to meet creative And talented people. The Experience was well worth the time."
Tom Kel
"I stopped at art center one day signed up for a class and I have never stopped. You meet lots of wonderful people and make a ton of friends!!"
Verna McGinn
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