Palatka - Arts Council of Greater Palatka

216 Reid Street

The Arts Council of Greater Palatka is the Local Designated Arts Agency. Our mission is to is to advocate the role of arts and culture in Putnam County, provide arts education to both in and out of school learners, and to continue to enrich the quality of life in our community through the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of cultural facilities and events.

The Putnam County Commissioners and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs recognized The Arts Council of Greater Palatka Inc. as the official Local Arts Agency (LAA) representative of Putnam County in April of 1975, the year it was incorporated as a 501-C3 non-profit organization.

The Arts Council serves as an umbrella organization for the arts in Putnam County. In 1992 The Arts Council was given the Larimer Building located at 216 Reid Street, Palatka as our new art center which once was the public library. The building was renamed the Larimer Arts Center.


Mary Langston

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
We were eating at Angels drive thru and saw the art center across the street. We couldn't resist and dropped by around 3pm. Everyone was super nice , and the studio basement was definitely a great place to have some creative fun. If you are the least bit interested in drama and art , give it a shot. My daughter is 10yrs Old and loves art. Who doesn't? You can't beat the $ cost, I've traveled all over and this place is a non profit, so even if you can't afford to pay, your still welcome. What a hidden gem in Palatka, FL. The building is all grey, so it's easy to miss if your driving by. Twinkle lights would be pretty all year round!!Thanks to Luke Taft, I now have a new appreciation for impressionism. So, whether you just would like an art class, or can donate supplies and time. Give Larimer art a try.

Nancy Cabrera

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Jemma Higginbotham

Wednesday, July 12, 2017