Engage, Inspire, and Advance the Visual Arts.

The mission of the Kelly Fitzpatrick Center for the Arts is to engage, inspire, and educate artists and the public at large by promoting local and regional visual arts through the collection, recognition, documentation, and the publication of relevant works of American art.

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CACF Comes Through
Again, the Central Alabama Community Foundation has awarded The Kelly grants to make improvements to our local community. Of the over $100,000 in grant money available, The Kelly was honored to recei…
Arti Gras Makes $1000s
As a wonderful Kelly fundraiser, the Arti Gras 2024 drew a lot of interest and drew down a lot of art. Hosted by our great friends at the Wind Creek Casino, the crowds loved the penthouse suite with a…
Young woman painter sitting near easel with color palette and paintbrush. Happy artist girl on chair drawing picture with landscape painting on canvas.
Or maybeherds? In any case, the numbers have been staggering! The Kelly has been a destination stop for Elmore County school fourth graders' field trips for the past couple of weeks. There have b…
The Kelly Honored to Host…
The River Region Art Summit 2024 on Jan. 27. The Kelly was absolutely crammed with booths and visitors interested in art opportunities. Among those represented were The Alabama State …

featured artist

Scott Perkins is a river region artist specializing in landscape and seascape paintings.  Scott began drawing and painting at a young age and placed in several art shows as a teenager including first place the southeast scholastic art award.  However, when he joined the Marine Corps reserves and began college, he could never find the time to continue his artwork and eventually lost interest.  Many years later he discovered his daughter had artistic talent when he saw some of her sketches.  In hopes of encouraging her, he picked up paint and brush again but quickly realized he had to relearn everything.  His daughter never did get the artist’s “bug,” but Scott continued to learn and hone his skills.  His journey continues under Great Scott! Paintings and his work can be viewed on Instagram and Facebook @greatscottpaintings.

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