The Gateway Center for the Arts is a multi-purpose facility dedicated to the visual and performing arts. It provides outstanding presentation space for artists of all disciplines while providing the community the opportunity to enjoy theatre, music, dance, and visual art events. Since we first opened our doors in January, 2009, we have had a steady stream of such events in our Theatre and we have hosted over 400 visual artists in both our Formal and Theatre Galleries.
Gateway Center serves primarily as an educational facility in all the arts, with extensive programs for both adults and children. Classes are conducted in Tai Chi, Yoga and theatre, while visual arts students work in all painting media as well as clay and fused glass. Summer Art and Theater camps also are offered under our popular Youth Program. Demonstrations and workshops are conducted throughout the year by our members and visiting teachers. Classes are posted on our website together with descriptions of on-going activities and upcoming events.
Gateway is home to the Photography Group and the Gateway Theatre Company. These are all-volunteer groups and new members are always welcome.
We also host professional acting groups and professional music groups performing in a variety of styles: jazz, bluegrass, pop, and classical. Visiting dance companies present ballet and ethnic dance productions.
Every 2nd Saturday in March we produce and host the Annual Youth Celebration in beautiful Gemini Springs Park. This is a free event for families of make-and-take art and non-stop all day youth entertainment of dance and song. Every year this event gets bigger and better. Last year we had 8,000 - 10,000 visitors throughout the day.
We also have an ever growing and popular Farmers Market here every Saturday from 8 am to 1pm. New vendors are always welcome.
Our beautiful facilities are available for rentals as well. We have a theater/auditorium which is perfect to hold business seminars, parties, graduations, memorials, etc. We also have smaller art classrooms for smaller meetings/classes.
Gateway Center is located within Gateway Park in DeBary, Florida. This beautiful setting is situated mid-way between Orlando and Daytona Beach, allowing us to draw all forms of artists and the public from Central Florida and beyond. We invite you to visit our website at www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org to learn more about us. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (386) 668-5553.