As I walked down Canal street looking for something to tell the community about I discovered Jane’s Art Center tucked away in the heart of New Smyrna’s historic district. I was captivated by the building’s curb appeal, with beautiful art sculptures near the entrance, and thought to myself “Oh, I must go inside and check that place out”.
The Inspiration & History of Jane’s:
Jane’s Art Center, the creative idea of owner and local resident, Terry Jane England, is named after her mother, Jane Smith. A true spirit of New Smyrna Beach, Jane was a single parent; an artist; an environmentalist and an animal advocate, taking in stray and injured animals. She died unexpectedly in 1979, at age 40.
With local connections and artistic flair, this native to Florida family reaches as far back as 100 years. On any given day, some of the family members work or volunteer at the art center.
Located in the historic art district of New Smyrna Beach, Jane’s Art Center specializes in fine art from both nationally and internationally acclaimed and upcoming artists. The gallery displays both a permanent collection and a rotation of temporary exhibitions every month. Jane’s eclectic art center celebrates a broad selection of mediums, including ceramic art and a sculpture garden.
Adjacent to their gallery is Jane’s Clay Studio, a complete and comprehensive ceramics center, expanding their role as art educators and securing our place as a leader in the field of ceramics.
Where is Jane’s Art Center?
199 Downing St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Thank you for reading our local blog. We take pride in supporting local businesses in Volusia County because we are one! Whether you are new in New Smyrna or planning on moving here, Jane’s Art Center is a must see for you and the entire family. Located in New Smyrna Beach historic district right off canal street, this is definitely a hidden gem. We hope this information brings you new activities to discover locally and we hope to see you out at one of the events.