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About The Mount Dora Arts Festival

The Mount Dora Center for the Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of art and culture in the Central Florida region by hosting the Mount Dora Arts Festival. Every February, this celebrated art show brings together several hundred nationally acclaimed artists, to beautiful historic downtown Mount Dora for a weekend-long arts experience.

This juried, fine-arts festival is for all art lovers, casual festival-goers, and families! Take in the New England architecture and breathtaking view of Lake Dora and see why people fall in love with this festival! In addition to the endless rows of fine-art, the festival features local and regional musical entertainment, festival food, downtown restaurants, and local merchants for extra shopping.

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History

In 1975, a group of art-loving citizens held the first Mount Dora Arts Festival. It was a small event, but it was a big success. It was decided to have an Arts Festival every year. In 1984, many of these same citizens of Mount Dora banded together to form, what was then called, "Mount Dora Cultural Council." It was their goal to celebrate the arts in Mount Dora, as well as further promote and improve the quality of the Arts Festival, which was staffed by volunteers and funded through membership dues and private contributions. By 1985 "The Cultural Council," moved into 138 East 5th Avenue, where it still is located today. More people joined "The Cultural Council," and in 1986, the Board of Trustees changed the name to what is now known as Mount Dora Center for the Arts.
The Mount Dora Center for the Arts, has provided quality art experiences in the Lake County Region of Central Florida, ever since.

Our Mission

Mount Dora Center for the Arts is passionate about bringing arts alive in our diverse community, to foster creative minds and growth.


Awards

2017
Sunshine Artist Award (Ranked #7 out of 200 Best Art Festivals nationwide)

2016
Sunshine Artist Top 200 Best Award

Art Fair Calendar Best Art Fair

2015
Sunshine Artist Award (Ranked #22 out of 200 Best Art Festivals nationwide)

Art Fair Calendar Best Art Fair

Awards
Staff
Nancy Zinkofsky
Executive Director
Kristina Rosenburg
Marketing Director
Beth Miller
Gallery Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Board of Directors

Mount Dora Center for the Arts is very fortunate to have such a diverse group of hard working artists and professionals serving on our board. Their passion for the arts and our community is evident from the success of our many community projects and fundraisers. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, each brings a unique talent to the art center.

Executive Board of Directors
President
Ozell Ward
Retired Business Owner
Vice President
Lynn Jones
Artist, Retired Flight Attendant
Secretary
William R. Lowery
Retired Educator
Treasurer
Jessica Belmontes
Mortgage Closer
Board of Directors
Gary Hopcraft
Retired Art Instructor & Artist
Grimm DePanicis
Retired Business Owner
Katrina Thomas Stone
Attorney, Stone & Gerken
Amanda Kelley
Owner Anchor Coatings and Design Center
Linda Jo Pfeiffer
Retired Art Educator and Art Therapist
Kimberly Watters
Art Educator and Sculptor
Chaitrali Karve
Real Estate Broker
Sherry Watts
Principal at Minneola Elementary School
Brock Lesperance
Financial/IT Management Professional
Ilka Varnes
Graphic Designer