Oakland unveiling special citrus art, history exhibition

Residents will have a chance to meet the artists Thursday, June 29, during the opening reception of the exhibition.

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The Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland is hosting a special exhibition June 29 through Sept. 1, and the opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the center, 126 W. Petris Ave., Oakland. Attendees can meet the artists whose works are included in the exhibition.

The local art and history exhibition will feature Oakland’s origins in the citrus industry and the great vegetable region. Learn about Oakland’s original citrus and vegetable farms, the major players in the industry, and contributions to Florida’s agricultural history.

Youth and adult artists have submitted 2D and 3D art, including multimedia, pottery and sculpture with a theme of citrus, agriculture, pastoral scenes, still lifes and other interpretations.

Enjoy the sounds of banjo player and Oakland resident Anthony Dixon while learning about Oakland’s historic agricultural roots and viewing art from local artists. Afterward, grab a sweet treat from Oakland General Store, the town’s newest concessionaire, located on the West Orange Trail next to the arts and heritage center.

For information, visit oaklandfl.gov.


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