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Dunedin Fine Art Center

1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698
727 298 3322
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Dunedin
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: For over 35 years, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) has been offering exciting art opportunities in a most welcoming kind of way. St. Petersburg... more » Owner description: For over 35 years, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) has been offering exciting art opportunities in a most welcoming kind of way. St. Petersburg Times writer Lennie Bennett says that DFAC is “the artistic equivalent of a village square,” offering quality experiences to people of all ages. DFAC offers year-round exhibitions in four galleries featuring national, regional and local artists. Classes for students 4 yrs. to 97 yrs. fill 15 studio classrooms and a changing yearly theme makes the David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum a hands-on experience not to be missed. You can take some time to enjoy a delicious lunch or gourmet coffee in the Palm Café, or search out one-of-a-kind gifts in the Gallery Gift Shop. Come out and PLAY at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and see why people say it’s where the ART is! « less
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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

They are always keeping it fresh here! It's awesome, because every time I come, something new and great is happening. It's lovely at Christmas time, because they have a hallway of beautiful Christmas trees. Great events are often happening here too. Very sweet workers. As for art classes and camps. Most are great, or even wonderful! But some of the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

To all young artists, do not make the same mistake I did. If you enter your works in a juried show, know that the entrance money will NOT be given back to you. They do not give this info up front so if money is tight as it is with most young artists, stay away from these shows. Dfac is... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited with our 4 year old daughters. They had a blast exploring all the different stations. They danced on a green screen, decorated masks and skulls, building blocks, and much more! I think if they were a bit older, they would have enjoyed it even more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

While visiting Dunedin we had lots of rainy and windy weather so we were looking for indoor activities for my 4 and 6 year old. We found this museum that had a children's center. It had at least 20 art activities for my girls! From making a movie, coloring an Indian mask, cutting out a Chinese lantern, to dressing up... More

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DFAC, General Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Glad you and your daughters enjoyed your visit with us at the DLM Children's Art Museum. We look forward to seeing you on the next rainy (or sunny ;-) day! Remember, that admission to the DLM while reasonable as you point out, is FREE to Dunedin Fine Art Center members! More

Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is going to be a beautiful place once it is completed. It seems that the community wants to raise about $3 million dollars to upgrade this facility. This is not a museum--it is primarily a place to educate and train artists and persons who want to paint, draw, sculpt, etc. They have galleries with the work of local artists... More

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DFAC, Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Thanks Pnemiller. I think our museum quality exhibitions sometimes confuse people about some of our other programs (in fact we were voted "Best Museum" in a recent Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Survey)! We look forward to opening our new expanded facility soon, serving over 4000 students a year from all of Tampa Bay (and of course a new Cafe' AND Gift... More

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Small but exquisite art museum featuring many local artists works. Nice little gift shop and also a coffee shop. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch, as there is a lovely park area surrounding the art center with picnic tables.

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DFAC, Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kathryn... we think you're a gem too :-) More

Alton, IL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were fortunate to be able to attend the Silent Auction fund raiser while we were in Dunedin. Nice Art Center.

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DFAC, Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Congratulations Carol! More

Dunedin, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great art center, always making improvements. Café is excellent The art center offers a variety of classes to locals or those "snowbirds"

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DFAC, Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen S. - Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for being so understanding about our "improvements." We're so excited about the additional programming this new space will enable. More

New York, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I decided to stop by this museum on the way to the beach based on their website. When I got there, I saw a lot of construction going on. When I went inside, I was told that they were between exhibitions and that the only one they had was in the Children's Museum - art from local middle schoolers. In... More

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DFAC, Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Hi OmaAnnie - We're sorry our current expansion project was inconvenient for you. I know we certainly feel that way some days ourselves. You didn't mention the noise, so I'm grateful it was at least somewhat quiet while you here. We know the end result will make it all worth it, and we hope you revisit to see for yourself.... More

South Haven
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Today was chilly so I decided to take my 2 grandchildren to the Dunedin Art Center-I got there at 10a.m. and a lady rant out of an office (leopard shoes)and said everyone was in a meeting and I should walk down the hall and wait. We waited for 20 min., but decided to explore ourselves. A women finally came in... More

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DFAC, Manager at Dunedin Fine Art Center, responded to this review

Hi PataSouthHaven - I'm SO sorry you caught us between exhibits at DFAC. I would like to assure you that your experience is NOT what you can usually expect from us here at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. I hope you'll give us a chance to make a "second impression" and will be MY guest the next time you find... More

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