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Welcome to
Art Lovers Place Inc.

Fine Artist's Studio/Gallery

501c3 Non Profit

Seniors, Disabled & Veterans

 in Largo, FL

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OUR HOURS

Tuesdays 11-3

Wednesdays 11-3

Fridays 1-5

Monday, Thursday & Saturdays by Appointment

727-518-1300 Studio

727-215-3636 Mobile

1300 Clearwater Largo Road

Largo, FL 33770

Art Lovers Place, Inc. is a FL Non Profit corporation with a focus on

 Supporting Senior, Disabled & Veteran Artists

and we are a 501c3 Tax Exempt organization.

(All donations are Tax Deductible)

EIN 81-2536225

Link to Cheap Joe's online catalog.

A Great Place for Art Supplies

Joe Miller has grown Cheap Joe's from a small space in his old drug store to the fine Store, Online Ordering and Workshop Space that it is today. Some of the best Artists in the Country, including Joe himself, hold instructional workshops right there. The main store and studio are in Boone, NC.
If you're serious about painting, this is the place to go. CheapJoes.com

About Us

Unique Studio Space

Resident Artists work in their own space in an Open Concept setting. They work along side fellow Fine Artists.  The public can watch the Artists as they create their paintings.
The walls are filled with the Artist's works. 

First-Rate Course Offerings

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Workshops, Classes and Events

  • 6/14/18 Belleair Bluffs After Hours
  • 6/21/18 PH Patients Paint & Take
  • 6/30/18 Wide Awake Soul Journey

Our Mission

We will Enhance Peoples Lives by Encouraging, Inspiring and Nurturing Their Creative Spirit.

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We are a Non Profit, 501c3 organization geared toward the Fine Artist Senior, Disabled and Veteran

Art  Lovers Place, Inc. provides  the opportunity for aspiring and Fine Artist Seniors, Disabled and  Veterans, as Resident or Supporting Member Artists, to create and thrive  in the this unique, fun, creative, open studio environment. We are  a Working Studio and Fine Art Gallery. We also offer classes,  workshops and host special-events open to all with a focus on Supporting Senior, Disabled and Veteran Artists.  

Our Purpose is to Enhance People’s Lives by

Inspiring, Encouraging and Nurturing Their Creative Spirit.


THE STORY:
In 1998, Mickey Krause, Art Lover's Place Founder and Executive Director, Resident Artist and Board Member, was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension caused by a hole in her heart when she was born that was not discovered until she was 26. She has had two open-heart surgeries to repair it, but still lives with high pressure in her Pulmonary Arteries that causes shortness of breath, fatigue,  an enlarged right heart and, in most cases, results in death as it is a progressive, incurable disease.


Shortly after moving to Florida in 1999, Mickey went on disability. When she turned 50 in 2001, she started pursuing art… And it has made a big difference her life. 

"My involvement in the art community has allowed me to give back in a small way," says Mickey. "Now I want to extend that same opportunity to others."


When she discovered the Art Lovers Place building in 2014, she envisioned an art center geared toward others, like her (seniors, disabled and veterans), who would benefit from the therapeutic aspects that art can provide when dealing with stress, difficulties and even PTSD.


The building, located in the heart of Clearwater-Largo Redevelopment District, was abused, dilapidated and neglected but Mickey saw it as a blank canvas and a way to give back to the community. The building's exterior and interior renovation is now complete. 


"The country is so wounded, bleeding, and hurt right now. The country needs to be healed—it's not going to be healed from the top, politically. How are we going to heal? Art is the healing force." 

Robert Redford, National Arts Policy Roundtable 2012


"We're reaching out to friends, family, fellow artists and the community. With your support, we can build a space and create a community that enhances the lives of those in it by inspiring, encouraging and nurturing the creative spirit in each of us.

With your support, we'll create something beautiful. Please consider a tax-deductible gift today". Mickey Krause 


"At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity." ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD