Art museum moves to Tavares with new name, inaugural exhibit

It’s a new era for arts in Lake County, as the former Lake Eustis Museum of Art has a new name: Lake County Museum of Art, and a new home at 213 W. Ruby St., Tavares. The museum will celebrate with a grand opening and inaugural exhibit Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. for the public, with a special VIP event beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled that the museum has come to downtown Tavares, and we look forward to the vibrance and the excitement that a move like this brings to the community,” says Mark O’Keefe, public communications director for Tavares.



Artist Liz Wincup will show her new collection entitled “Please Don’t Stop the Music” for the museum’s inaugural exhibit. The series bridges sights and sounds, according to a press release. All of Liz’s pieces were influenced by the music the artist was listening to as she painted. The exhibit runs through Aug. 23.

The museum is free to the public. Donations will be accepted in lieu of admission fees.

The Lake County Museum of Art is funded by membership, sponsorship, and donations. It is supported in part by United Arts of Central Florida, State of Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, City of Eustis, Lake County Department of Tourism & Business Relations, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

LCMA is an art museum, community art center, and a 501(3)c registered nonprofit institution serving Lake County since 1995. Available programs include regularly changing fine art exhibitions, art classes for adults and children, membership, etc.

For volunteer opportunities and information about children’s art classes, send emails to To make donations, send to 213 W, Ruby St., Tavares, FL 32778, or visit