Art by Robert Butler, photo by Colin Hackley
Downtown’s Orange County Regional History Center stays true to its name, currently displaying the work of the historic Highwaymen. A group of self-taught African-American artists, the Highwaymen sold their landscapes straight out of the trunks of their cars in Jim Crow-era Florida. As their popularity increased into the ’90s, paintings by the Highwaymen became prized collectibles. Today, five of the original Highwaymen (including the only woman in the group) are in attendance, telling the stories behind their art and participating in a meet-and-greet. You even have the chance to take the art home with you, as some Highwaymen paintings will be available for purchase.
Noon Saturday, Feb. 21 | Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd. | 407-836-8500 | thehistorycenter.org