49 Palmetto Gallery and Vacation Rental

The Gallery

The Gallery at 49 Palmetto features contemporary art with an emphasis on local and southern Folk Art. There are rotating exhibits, events and workshops year-round that keep the gallery flowing with fresh and exciting art.

We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, and by appointment. Always call: 850-323-1600. Thank you!

Current Events Calendar:

Saturday April 11: 6-9 pm ART OPENING:

Art & Environment Retold: 2 Perspectives by Cynthia Davis & Deedra Ludwig

Cynthia Davis hails from Maine and her work combines repurposed maps, weaving, sewing, drawing and collage thus making visible her personal conversations between interior and exterior environments.
Deedra Ludwig has worked extensively in Florida and here in Franklin County. Through the use of oil washes, resin, ink, soil and botanical specimens, Ludwig's paintings document observations of our fragile natural world.


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The Gallery: Past Events


Saturday Feb 18: 6-9pm: Opening & Film Showing

These Chickens: A Photographic Study by Shelter Island, NY artist Jackie Black.

A Different Way of Doing Business, by Apalachicola filmmaker, Merrill Livingston. This is Merrill's final edit of this important documentary that profiles a rural community in northwest Florida. See it before its debut at film festivals throughout the U.S.! Film starts at 7pm.


February 18 through March 31, 2011: Contemporary Art Quilts by two African-American Artists

This exhibit highlights two important contemporary fiber artists: Valerie Goodwin & Yvonne Wells. Ms. Goodwin is both an architect and artist. Her quilts are inspired by the realistic and abstract imagery of maps and the points, lines, and patterns found within them. Ms. Wells is a retired Alabama public school teacher and a self-taught quilt-maker and artist. Her quilts have evolved from traditional quilting techniques and express pictorial narratives of personal and political significance. Part improvisation and part memory, together their works explore the rich tradition of quilt making in new and exciting ways.

An opening reception will be held at The Gallery on Friday, February 18th from 6-8pm. This exhibition is in conjunction with the Annual Apalachicola African American History Festival which begins on Saturday, February 19th. The exhibition will run through March 31, 2011.

Photo depicts a work by Valerie Goodwin, entitled, City grid, II.

 November 20th-January 8: Exhibition: "Give the Gift of Art"


 Our holiday show features work from a select number of gallery artists including new sculpture by Outsider Artist Butch Anthony; new sculpture and assemblage pieces from Contemporary Artists Isabelle Pelissier and Mildred Johnson; and new jewelry from two fantastic metalsmiths from Maine and Louisiana. Join us during the Historic Apalachicola Christmas Celebration on Friday, November 26th from 4 to 8pm for spiked cider and festive cheer!

June 26-July 31, 2010: Exhibition: "Museum of Wonder: Intertwangleism and The Art of Butch Anthony"

Opening Event at The Gallery will feature visionary Outsider Artist Butch Anthony on Saturday, June 26th from 6-9pm. Meet the alternative artist who The New York Times recently featured as the most homespun and prodigious creative spirit in folk art today. Anthony has coined the phrase "intertwanglelism" to describe his sculptural works made from found and salvaged objects.

Above: Some of Butch's new fans--they get it!


The porches at 49 Palmetto are always our best gathering place. We hope to see you soon!