From funky galleries to Smithsonian-affiliated collections, Daytona Beach is home to a vibrant art movement — it’s part of what makes the area’s fabric so completely distinct. Dive into the rich arts and culture scene with a trip to one of these upcoming exhibitions.

Jazz Passion, Photography of the Late Roger Kallins

WHEN: December 6, 2018 – December 14, 2018


On display at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College through December 14, 2018 (just a few days away!), this in-depth glimpse at the work of respected photographer and passionate jazz aficionado Roger Kallins is worth catching. The images in this exhibit capture the intense emotion that jazz musicians bring to their work, and feature artists ranging from Ray Charles to Sandip Burman. Spend only a few moments with the photographs, and the intense facial expressions and unique personalities will transport you to a time of smooth sound and pure music.

The Shuttle Exhibit

WHEN: December 6, 2018 – February 2, 2019


Venture into the Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida’s only museum exclusively dedicated to photography, for a new perspective of NASA’s Space Shuttle program during the early to late 1980s. Photographs of the shuttle’s interior and exterior are given a dramatic charge by the accompanying colorful remnants of burnt rocket fuel. The exhibit featuring the works of photographers John Chakeres, Roland Miller and Michael Soluri will run through February 2, 2019.

Influenced by Sound

WHEN: December 6, 2018 – January 13, 2019

ADMISSION: $2 suggested donation

For a unique experience full of sonic inspiration, head to this exhibition at Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens. The Florida Artists Group has brought the work of 20 members, all professional artists, to be on display through January 13, 2019. Each piece in the exhibition was inspired by a specific sound, resulting in a wide range of emotions... And, parts of the exhibit are interactive, meaning visitors can view the work in an engaged, imaginative way.

African-American Art: We Too Dream America

WHEN: January 20, 2019 – March 17, 2019


The Museum of Art - DeLand is thrilled to be premiering a world-class exhibition that features not just one, but two culturally significant and aesthetically dynamic collections. The first is “African American Art: We Too Dream America,” which was curated by Dorian Bergen, co-owner of the ACA Galleries in New York. The second is

“Purvis Young: Overtown’s Visual Poet,” including a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection at the Woodland Boulevard location. Don’t miss out on this exhibit which is already sparking a buzz in the art community.

Come experience the area’s inspiring art scene for yourself — start planning your winter getaway today! Download our free official visitors guide or sign up for our e-newsletter.