Highlands Art League – 2014 Sebring Chamber Business of the Year
The Highlands Art League (HAL) was incorporated in 1967 as a 501 c3 by a visionary group that identified the need for an art and cultural entity in Highlands County, Florida that would bring awareness of the visual arts and support for the endeavors of local and regional artists.
The Highlands Art League’s ‘Village Where Art Lives’ is located at the Allen Altvater Cultural Center in Downtown Sebring, Florida on the shores of Lake Jackson. The Village consists of four buildings: The Yellow House which is rented out to Grateful Hearts; the Visual Arts Center which houses art classes for children and adults; MoTA which features curated exhibits, art competitions and receptions; and the Clovelly House which is where the members art gallery, offices, and Artist In Residency are all located.
In 1966, HAL started their annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, which is one of the longest consecutive art festivals in the state of Florida. HAL has brought thousands of artists, tourists, art lovers and shoppers to the County, as well as continually provides educational opportunities and art exhibitions for the local community.