- Date: February 22, 2023
- Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Category: Community Events
From the early 1950’s through the 1980’s a group of twenty-six African-American artists known as the Florida Highwaymen used vivid and bright colors to paint scenes of beautiful, untouched Florida. Excluded from showing their work in galleries or museums in Jim Crow era Florida, they piled their paintings into the trunks of their cars and sold them along US Highway 1.
It is our great pleasure to invite you to meet a collective of the remaining Florida Highwaymen and experience a special one-night-only exhibition of their legendary art. Four artists will be in attendance with artwork available for purchase – three original Highwaymen and one second-generation Highwayman. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Conservation Foundation. Cash or check are preferred – not all artists are able to accept credit cards.
Learn more about each of these esteemed artists by clicking on their names below.
- Curtis Arnett – Original Florida Highwayman
- Al Black – Original Florida Highwayman
- Robert L. Lewis – Original Florida Highwayman
- Roy McLendon Jr. – 2nd Generation Highwayman
If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP below.