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Welcome to the Island Art Association, Amelia Island, Florida

The IAA, established in 1972, is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission to support the arts and artists in Nassau County. Our major projects include the Art Gallery where the work of 50 local artists are on exhibit and for sale and the Art Education Center where programs and classes are offered. Each May, the Island Art Association hosts the arts and crafts portion of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

The Gallery is located on Second Street in the charming historic district of Fernandina Beach. We feature a wide variety of art works and media for sale by local artists. The gallery is rearranged with new art continuously, including Nouveau Art, a bi-monthly themed and juried show.

The gallery is owned and operated exclusively by our artists. Stop by — you can meet a different artist every day!   Contact Us!



Enjoyed. Appreciate the support for local artists and the juried exhibition had some gorgeous works. I loved that certain fine art pieces were affordable for modest collectors. Nice staff, too. Gorgeous mosaic on the exterior walls and a beautiful courtyard, too. Very deserving of more charitable support.

David Leach

This gallery exhibits a very unique art collection that is comprised of works from ~50 local artists. Staff members are friendly and helpful. I purchased an aluminum napkin holder several years ago and recently purchased a framed beach scene photo that was a real bargain. A separate building on the property houses a workshop and training facility. I highly recommend this gallery for anyone who seeks unique works of art!

Carol Woodmansee Testimonial

Carol Woodmansee

Perfect place for artists to gather! In addition to a gallery of beautiful creations by local artists, Island Art Association offers a studio where artists of all levels and media can work together. Very supportive and enjoyable atmosphere.

Jennie Szaltis

I have been a member of several organizations over my 30 year career and I would like to take a minute to compliment IAA.
The members have been incredibly hospitable and the policies are clear. The art education room is spic and span as well as organized and the members respect that.
These are goals that are hard to achieve by most organizations and I would like to compliment you, the members of IAA, on your diligence.
Thank you  from fellow artist,
Jennie Szaltis