Designed as an artists research colony, Andre Smith built the Maitland Art Center in 1937. On the National Register of Historic Places, the city owned center offers gallery exhibitions, art classes, lectures, a museum store and wedding & function sites. This beautiful property is surrounded with old trees, plantings, fountains and quiet open spaces. A new exhibit opens 5/9 – Images & Illustrations. This will feature etchings by Luigi Lucioni as well as other art from the centers permanent collections. This fabulous facility is a nice stroll or short drive from Thurston House.