About Us


Jim Melton

Rand Marsters

Rand Marsters


Rand Marsters

Rand Marsters

Rand Marsters


Mickey Krause

Rand Marsters

Mickey Krause

Who/What We Are

Art  Lovers Place, Inc. is an open concept, working artist's Painting  Studio, Fine Art Gallery and Event Center geared toward supporting  Fine Artist Seniors,  Disabled & Veteran Artists.
(Classes, Workshops and Events will be open to  all). 

Resident Artists have a designated space in the Studio giving  them a unique environment in which to paint, interact with each other,  the public, show and sell their work. 

Our current Resident Artists are Jim Melton, Rand Marsters and Mickey Krause.
If you're interested in applying for a Resident Artist Space; please fill out the  application below.


The  first event was a Paint and Take workshop for Persons suffering from  Pulmonary Hypertension. (Date to be determined). Mickey Krause, Founder  of Art Lovers Place, Inc. was awarded a $5,000 grant to put on 6  separate workshops for PH Patients. This project is supported by a Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Service Award. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association's Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Service Award is funded by Gilead. Mickey  also suffers from PH.
Donations are needed to to fund programs for a Fine Artist Senior, Disabled or Veteran such as a  

  • Financial Need Scholarship  for a Resident Artist who needs a place to paint as well as supplement  their fixed income in order that they might be able to work less and  paint more. ($200 per month space rental and $500 a month cash gift for  one year = $8,400)
  • Merit based Scholarship for a One Year Artist Residency ($200 per month = $2,400) . 

The last 2 years, 2017 & 2018, we raised just over $50,000! We would like to double that  this year 2019. Thus giving us the opportunity to put programs in place  geared toward Veterans, Senior and Disabled Artists (or those who'd  like to learn to be).  

You  can also donate items such as a small Box Truck,   iPad, a Chrysler Town & Country Limited Van (the 2013  Town & Country was donated by a very generous donor August 2017-Many  Thanks!)  Framed artwork for future fundraising auction/raffle.... Or Real Estate... Anything you donate is Tax Deductible as a Charitable Donation on your  Tax Return (check with your financial advisor for details) 

Donations will be matched by a benefactor.

Cash donations (checks) can be sent to: 

Art Lovers Place, Inc., 1300 Clearwater Largo Road, Largo, FL 33770 

or online through

Art Lovers Place, Inc. is a FL Non Profit corporation and a 501c3 Tax Exempt organization.

 EIN 81-2536225

Resident Artist Application

Resident Artist spaces are available at $150 per month. Spaces are limited. Check the News page for more information ...


Become an ArtLovers Supporting Member

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

You will not only enjoy the benefits of being a member of Art Lovers Place, Inc. but you will be supporting us and the community at the same time. 

Membership includes:Discounts on Artwork, Classes, Workshops, Show Entry Fees

  • 2 Free Drop in & Paint Days/month
  • Discounted Commission on Sales
  • Discounts on Classes/Workshops/Art
  • Member-Only Quarterly Newsletter
  • Notices of upcoming events
  • Laminated Membership Card
  • Participation in Member Shows
  • Hang 1 Painting on Member Wall
  • Satisfaction of Supporting this great Cause