Highlands Museum of the Arts

Highlands Museum of the Arts

Highlands Museum of the Arts

Alan Altvater Cultural Center
351 West Center Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870

The mission of Highlands MoTA is to enrich lives in our diverse community by fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity through exhibitions and educational activities that explore various types of art in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

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Exhibiting Next- “From East to West” Faculty of Ringling College of Art

Exhibiting May 2017- August 4th, 2017

Highlands MoTA is thrilled to partner once again with Ringling College of Art by bringing “From East to West” to Highlands County. Exhibiting artist include; Hugh Davies, Claudia Cambie-Jones, Mark Anderson, Vicky Randall, Steven Strenk, and Dustin Juengel.  The purpose of this exhibition is to give a broad understanding of the range and variety of contemporary Fine Art practice across a spectrum of current media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital imagery and projection. Work by these artists, who serve on the Faculty of Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art and Design, has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. 

An Opening Reception is slated on International Museum Day, May 18th 2017, from 5-7 p.m.

Run for the Roses

Kentucky Derby Party to Benefit Highlands Museum of the Arts

Grab your biggest hat, get tickets and join us at the Run for the Roses festivities as the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) celebrates the Kentucky Derby and the arts by hosting a Derby Party & Auction on Saturday, May 6.  The event will feature mint juleps, music, open bar & appetizers, auction, hat contest, and the race streamed live on a big screen. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

2016 Best in Show “Fern Garden Trail” by Caroline Maxcy 

Captured: Highlands County
The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA), will be hosting its fourth annual  photography competition and exhibition, held from August 11 – October 6th, 2017.

This year’s theme will be “Captured: Highlands County” to feature the unique images that are only found in Highlands County.  The competition was open to local and regional photographers of all ages.

There will be 5 winning categories; Best in Show, Best Photo by a Young Photographer (under 18), and 3 Honorable Mentions (including “Life Downtown,” “Authentic Highlands County,” and “Highlands County Happenings”)

Competition winners were announced at the Opening Reception on August 11th from 5-7 p.m.

Registration, Guidelines, and Rules Coming Soon

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Chairman – Barb Hall
1st VP – Marcia Davis
2nd VP – Ginger Adelstone
Secretary – Nancy Palmer
Treasurer – Jeri Wohl


Ric Blum, Marie Boley, Julia Mercer, Patricia Bird, Liz Barber, & Tracy McCoy

Highlands County School Board Liaison

Jan Shoop

Highlands MOTA is located at the Allen C. Altvater Cultural Center, 351 West Center Ave., in Sebring, and is operated by the Highlands Art
League. The Artists’ Village also includes The Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop, featuring studio artists and members’ gallery; the
Visual Arts Center housing art classes for children and adults; and the Clovelly House hosting HAL’s Artist in Residence.