Florence is amazingly artsy. Artists from near and far have chosen Florence as their home.

The Earring Lady, Barb Mellen can be found in her purple shop on Second Loop making dichroic glass earrings, and Lynda English Studio Gallery features work by Lynda English, Jackie Wukela, and other local artists. Fun-loving husband and wife team Mike and Patz Fowle have a studio near the former museum on Spruce Street.

If you’re up for a hands-on experience, check out Addie’s Baby Art and Design Studio in the downtown. They both have painting sessions scheduled for kids and adults. In Lake City, you can get your hands dirty at Olio Studio.