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Sebastian River Art Club – Great Talent comes from all ages.

Artist: Donna Ware - Watercolor Media

The Sebastian River Art Club was formed in 1937 by a group of local artists. The group had been very progressive since its inception, enriching the community and its residents with the beauty of its fine art, and contributing to cultural and civic projects and events. In 1972 part of the existing group formed what is now called the Sebastian River Art Club, duly recognized by the city of Sebastian. In 2010 the Club moved into our present-day facility, adding the Art Center to its list of offered amenities. In 2016 the Club acquired its 501(c)3 non-profit status.

The Sebastian River Art Club currently serves the community and its members through education, exhibitions, social events, special programs, an art gallery, and monthly meetings.
Rosalee Taylor Hume

Over the years the Club has donated its talents and treasure to the community in many ways and continues to increase its philanthropy, a partial list of which can be found under the “Home” tab. The Club has grown many fine artists, with its most treasured being a founding member, Rosalee Taylor Hume, whose bronze sculpture of Paul Kroegel is positioned overlooking the Lagoon with his beloved pelicans perched at his feet. Kroegel was hired in the early 1900s as the first national wildlife refuge manager and had a special appreciation for the area’s pelicans.

SRAC’s largest fundraising effort is the Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship Fund, awarding two $1,000 scholarships each year in memory of Rosalee.

More information about Hume can be found in the SRAC Art Center.

Rosalee Taylor Hume


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