The Dunedin Fine Art Center

The DFAC is built on strong foundations within our community, through donations, an endowment, and memberships. The center is able to exist and expand to serve the community and meet the needs of our society.

1969 - The Concept Five women belonging to the Junior Service League, now the Junior League of Clearwater and Dunedin, conceived of creating a space within the Dunedin community where the arts could be perpetuated and celebrated.
Early Beginnings1970Architectural concept for the proposed art Center1971$20,000 in the building fund and an idea...
The Mid 1970s - Ground Breaking June 17th, 1974Ground breaking ceremony for the official building for the Dunedin Fine Art CenterFebruary 3rd 1975Classes are full with 120 registered!February 21, 1975Center opens in Dunedin
Later in the 70s - Time to Expand January 1978Kick-off of the $300,000 fundraising drive for Art center Expansion.
The 1980’s Embraced by the community, the center began outgrowing its original space - With the assistance of donations and grants, DFAC was able eventually to expand with the addition of a painting studio and clay lab.
1995The David L. Mason Children’s Museum was constructed which features hands-on exhibits changing annually in connection to the themes of other exhibits showing at the center.  The only interactive arts museum for kids on the West coast, the exhibits give the children an opportunity to be creative and use art to learn about history and other cultures. 


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