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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and The Winner IS….
announced by Kelly Director Jennifer Eifert. For weeks we have waited to find out the winner of the $10,000 award from LIV foundation for the Alabama Wildlife Federation competition. I…
Thanks to SPONSORS
We have the best art center imaginable because of all the support we have from our wonderful founders, patrons and sponsors. We couldn't do it without you!! From our h'art, thank you ever so much! …
Despite sputtering rain, the crowds still showed up for the 2nd Wetumpka Wildlife Art Festival, sponsored this year by Region's Bank and many other donors. Hundreds came all day for the art, the boot…
Art Went Wild
...and the crowd was wild for the art. Several large canvases sold right away. The reception was packed. The food was delicious. And the big question is "Who and which painting will win the $10,00…

featured artist

Alabama native, Carol Hickman was born and educated in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and currently resides in Wetumpka, Alabama. Although she did not start painting until the age of 50, she was hooked the minute she started. Formally trained as a Home Economics teacher at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), Hickman designed clothes, recipes, quilts, and interiors. So it is not surprising that after retirement she fell in love with art and is an award-winning artist.  Hickman has served on The Kelly’s Board of Directors since its inception, served as the President in 2018 and 2019, and until May 2021 served as the Curator.

Visit her portfolio here at The Kelly.

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