Arts & Crafts

Open for Business on Line:

Open to ALL members and ALL Villagers!

Art Challenge 8:  Autumn Color  

November 1 - November 30

Art Challenge 9:  Winter Scenes

December 1 - December 31

NEW DRAWING with Charcoal, Pencil and Ink

On Line class with Jeff Bramschreiber,

December 8, 2020 - January 12, 2021

Register now at

Deadline for payment: December 1

Closed at least  through December 31, 2020...maybe longer!

All meetings, classes and events

Art Films

Art Room

Ceramics Room


Knitting & Stitchery

According to The Villages' official notification venue, Fast Lane on September 24, all facilities (including hobby rooms) in Cribari are closed through the end of the year 2020.  Please check the official announcements on Fast Lane to see when we can resume classes and open studios.

Web Hits

Counter installed on Thursday, September 3, 2020

at 3 pm.

Our mission is to promote ART in The Villages through whatever means necessary.  We consider ART to include paintings, collages, ceramics, tapestry, needlework, quilts, weavings, crochet, knitting, woodworking, jewelry, mobiles and almost any other form of creativity you can think of. We offer classes, free demonstrations from guest artists, art films, art exhibits in Cribari Center and special events for the display and sale of members' art and crafts, such as Art in the Park, Holiday Fair, and the Home Studio Art Tour.

Wehner Mansion

Colored Pencil


Harriet Fernandez

Ceramic Sculpture


Claudia Welch

Cash prizes awarded in 2020:

Art Chalenge 1

Kathy Tanaka "Amid Chaos"                      $50.

Art Chllange 2

Sharman Watkins  "Let's Get Our Toes Wet"                                                                                                                                                                


Art Challenge 3

Terri Ford "Blossoms"                                 $50.

Art Challenge 4

Pat Urrutia "A Day at the Beach"                $50.

Art Challenge 5

Lena Henderson "Villa del Balbianello"      $50.

Pat Urrutia "Party Fish"                              $50.

Art Challenge 6

Lena Henderson "Villa del Balbianello"      $50.

Art Challenge 7 September

Art Challenge 8  November

Art Challenge 9 December


Blue Ribbon

Terri Ford "Sunset Cypress"                   $100.

Red Ribbon

Bill Tibbs "Country Road"                         $75.

Green Ribbon

Ciel Duke  "Hirtle's Beach, Nova Scotia"


White Ribbon

Pat Urrutia "A Day at the Beach               $25.

Arts and Crafts Club Membership Dues for 2021

It's that time again!  Your Arts & Crafts Club membership will automatically renew for next year on your January monthly HOA billing.

Arts & Crafts has made strides to keep our club members engaged with 6 on- line art classes, 9 Art Challenges with 162 entries, and our very successful Juried Show which had 30 entries. We awarded cash prizes for these on-line exhibits.  We all appreciate your continued committed participation.


If for any reason,  you need to be removed from our membership list,  please contact Diane Finley at   Please do so soon as the membership roster will be submitted to Villages Accounting in  early December.

Dues will be the same as last year at $10 which helps to continue supporting our versatile club.  

Please continue to check out the Arts and Crafts Club website and keep abreast of all scheduled upcoming classes, on line classes, events and meetings for 2021.  Hopefully we will have a regular event soon.

The Arts and Crafts Board of Directors