The Florida Artists Gallery has become a new member of the historic Floral City community. The artists, ladies and gentlemen, young and old, working or retired, encompass many varied talents, some of which include paintings in oils, acrylics, and watercolors, charcoal and pencil drawings, sculpture, wood carving, leather art, jewelry, glass etching, photography, prints, pottery, soap art, wearable art and artistic crafts. Many of the artists offer classes for budding artists, open to children as well as adults.
Still considered a "small town", Floral City is known to be a slice of historic "Old Florida". The Floral City Heritage Council is an advocate for Florida historic preservation and supports Florida folk-life programs. The Council is a local branch of the Citrus County Historical Society and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places boasting 45 structures of historic significance.
Named for the beautiful wild flowers that grow all over the area, Floral City is a close-knit, small rural community located in Citrus County with a little over 5,500 acres of pristine forest offering numerous recreational activities including hiking, camping and trail riding. The Tsala Apopka Lake chain, a chain of about 50 small lakes, lies on the east side of Floral City along with the Rails to Trails Park, the longest paved trail to biking and hiking in Florida, extending north to south for 46 miles. Fort Cooper State Park, located on S. Old Floral City Road, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and rated as one of the 10 Best State Parks in the United States.
The Florida Artists Gallery is located 1/2 block West of the traffic light in the heart of town on the North side of the street of Orange Avenue.