The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in Wetumpka, AL, is an arts organization with a vibrant, multifaceted vision. “The Kelly” is committed to supporting the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent art from the River Region of Alabama and beyond. We invite inquiry from the creative endeavors of artists working today and preserve the exceptional results for posterity. A myriad of approaches is welcomed, including a range of types from academic to experimental, but all relevant to the artists’ understanding of “art.” Also encouraged are works challenging traditional notions of art. We strive to provide a museum setting to showcase working artists and to document their work through our website, social media, and various forms of print media.
Established in 2011 and incorporated in 2013, The Kelly—an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization—can best be described as the hybrid of a gallery and a museum. As a gallery, it sponsors exhibits and promotes the sale of art.
About John Kelly Fitzpatrick
John Kelly Fitzpatrick dedicated his life to the arts. He was a renowned regionalist painter from Elmore County, Alabama, and he is considered one of the South’s most celebrated artists and art promoters of the 1930’s-40’s.
Learn more about him and his achievements which made the art communities in Alabama what they are today.