Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed the 2024-2025 budget and vetoed ALL state funding for the arts in Florida. This unprecedented decision  will negatively impact our community which thrives on the creativity and economic vitality generated by the arts.

The loss of state funding will not only affect the MDCA’s operations, but also the lives of the individuals who benefit from its art programs, a critical service that brings joy, creativity, and enrichment to the community. It is essential for MDCA to explore alternative revenue streams and seek out new partnerships or donors to help bridge the funding gap in order to continue providing these vital services to the community. Please consider making a donation now to help the arts continue to thrive. 

SUPPORT ART Become an MDCA Member

MDCA members enjoy discounted art classes, passes to galleries and museums across North America, plus private catered areas at events like our monthly Art in the Alley every 2nd Friday, all while supporting art programming in our community.

It is with sadness that we must report the loss of one of our MDCA family members and art instructors on 6/13/2024 RIP John Schroeder

Gallery hours are Thurs to Sun 11am – 5pm, and Mon to Wed by calling  352-383-0880 or 786-205-7431. 
MDCA is located at 138 E. 5th Ave Mount Dora, FL 32757

Mount Dora Center for the Arts mission is to enrich lives through diverse and inclusive art education, exhibits, and events, We believe ART must be Accessible to all regardless of financial status, race, color, ability, age, gender identity, ethnic origin, and political or religious beliefs. 

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Give the Gift of Art

Treat that special someone to an Artistic Experience with a gift certificate toward a class or event at Mount Dora Center for the Arts! Gift Certificates can be purchased in various dollar amounts. An email with your special code will be sent to you to print out and can be applied to classes, membership or any ticketed event.

Mount Dora Center for the Arts is an IRS Approved 501C-3 Not for Profit. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated.

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Support the Arts in Lake County! The Florida Arts License Plate Program was created by the Legislature in 1994. Funds collected through the sale of these specialty plates are distributed to the counties where the plates are sold and are used to support arts organizations, programs, and activities within that county.
Lake County receives money directly from the Department of Highway, Safety and Motor Vehicles. The Lake County arts and Culture Alliance is the designated recipient organization to administer funds that support arts activities within our county. Get yours today!

Mount Dora Center for the Arts is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, your local agency for the arts. We also receive support from Lake County, the Florida division of Arts and Culture, and the NEA.

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