News & Happenings

The March 2023 show was the 20th year of this Annual Event. Planning is already underway for 2024.


Royal Highlands' 2022 Art Expo Exhibitors.

LCMA was so very pleased with our donation of $320 toward their children's art programs.

Blue Bear was featured on the poster for Studio ArtFarm's Going Wild exhibition.  The show opened June 30th in beautiful, historic Mt Dora, Florida.


"Four years ago I assumed the position as chair of our annual community art show. The over twenty-year-old show was experiencing a lack of exhibitors and visitors. It needed a little TLC to get back on track. Our first year exceeded expectations, but the following 2020 show more than doubled the previous attendance of both exhibitors and visitors. Resident artisans in fine art, stained glass, mixed media, textile arts, photography, decorative fused glass, pottery, metal sculpture and more, filled our spacious exhibition hall with a

dazzling display of color and artistic creativity. We literally set

the bar for local community art shows."

"The success of our 2020 show also resulted in the formation

of Royal Highlands Sharing the Art program, dedicated to a

continuous display of creative works by our community artisans

as decor in both the Rec Center and Great Hall. The exhibits are changed out quarterly and often seasonal in theme. I had the privilege of writing the organizational outline for this wonderful community program."

"Our 2021 show was not held due to covid precautions, however, February's 2022 art expo was our biggest and best ever. Twenty-seven talented artisans presented a mix of creative genre that once again filled the Great Hall. We also allocated additional space for the quilt guild to display a larger selection of their remarkable handiwork much to everyone's delight.  The show's fine art charity auction raised $320 for the Lake County Museum of Art children's programs."
J.  Lacy Coughlan