About the Center

Our Vision
Gateway Center for the Arts seeks to advance the quality of life within its sphere of influence by making available and providing access to multi-disciplines of art and culture, bringing aesthetic awareness, and promoting lifelong learning and wellness to people of all ages, cultural heritage and abilities.

Gateway Center encourages and perpetuates the production, preservation, conservation, viewing of the fine arts, and the educational support of the arts to all.

The Gatway Center for the Arts:

  • Is a multipurpose, handicapped accessible community cultural arts center.
  • Educational: GCA provides 9 weeks of Summer Art Camp and youth theater training (jn-Aug). 2 and 3 D multi-media Art Classes and Workshops throughout the year and Holidays. Photography meet-ups every month, private music lesson on piano, guitar and voice.
  • Facility: Large studio class rooms, Clay studio and multiple kilns for clay and fused glass, exhibit space, lecture hall, auditorium with innovative performance and theater (great acoustics), 1/2 kitchen, gift shop, offices /lobby-reception area.
  • Rental: Corporate meetings, seminars, receptions and conferences are welcome. Power Point and large screen available.
  • Is ready to serve your creative need.

Board of Directors

Dale Vernezze, Jim Coombs, Saundra Gray, Judi Reaume, Sid Vihlen, Debbie McDonald, Jan Giroux, Elizabeth Bhimjee, Eddie Smith, Rob Slezak

Contributing Government Grants

County of Volusia ECHO
Federal HUD
State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Cultural Council Volusia County

Corporate/Foundation Contributors Past & Present Contributors

The Real Yellow Pages
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Lacey Foundation, DeLand
Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City
White Heart Designs, Deltona

Funders of the Gateway Center for the Arts

Gateway Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit, grass roots organization, with a diverse membership of over 700 representing Debary, Deltona, Orange City, Enterprise, Osteen, and other Volusia county locations as well as Orlando, Winter Park, Sanford, and Daytona Beach areas. It incorporated in 1998 with 67 members and an expressed purpose to build a “center for the arts” in its By-laws. It dedicated it’s program to serve children and adults in our communities by bringing cultural awareness to an under served community, southwest Volusia County. Funding includes donations from GAL members, other organizations, fund-raising events, Corporation funds from Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, International Speedway, Lacey Foundation, ICI Homes, J &G Productions, White Heart Designs, Mitch Green State Farm Insurance, Innocepts (Orlando), Cross Professional Services (Orlando), Robert B. Reese (Maitland), Equity Partners (Lk Mary) Bright House Corporation – also funds from the city of Debary, County ECHO funds, State appropriations, Federal HUD Economic Initiative.

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