A not-for-profit corporation run entirely by volunteers,
Artel was founded in 1993 to foster appreciation for art
in its purist form without concern for commercial marketability.
Its mission is to provide the Northwest Florida region with a
continuous forum for quality experimental and contemporary
art exhibitions and programs dedicated to the enrichment
and education of the community.
Whether by challenging artists to interpret themes or by
providing educational programs, Artel seeks to evoke a
creative response to inspire artists to create work that is
innovative or provocative in technique, media and/or content.
Neither a co-op nor a retail gallery, Artel is an educational
institution, the only one of its kind in Florida.