There are so many wonderful things about the State of Florida and many of them are just plain free! On this site, I'll be exploring the free side of Florida as well as low cost options for your weekends or vacation. But because I don't want to steer you wrong, I'll post after I visit these places myself. Have a great time on the site and on your own adventures!

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African American Museum of the Arts, DeLand, FL

Although it's a small place as far as museums go, the African American Museum of the Arts is pretty interesting. Visitors enter to a room filled with rotating collections from up and coming local artists. At the time of this visit Joy Hayes was the featured artist (Illusions of Joy) and it is clear that she has amazing talents. I am certainly no art critic, but I do know that I liked what I saw. The colors were brilliant and the likenesses were impressive.

Further into the museum is a second, smaller room housing a collection of artifacts from places such as Haiti, the Bahamas, and several locations throughout the continent of Africa. This was the permanent collection that was narrated by our tour guide, a fun and lively woman. By the way, when in this room be sure to check out what I can only refer to as a "thread painting". Simply beautiful.
Noble "Thin Man" Watts
Amphitheater

Across the street from the museum is the very nice Noble "Thin Man" Watts Amphitheater. There were no events on the day of our visit, however there are performances and/or speakers regularly. In addition, the Museum own properties adjacent to the existing structure and has plans to expand in the future.

For more information on the African American Museum of the Arts, please click the name or visit www.africanmuseumdeland.org. Admission is free, however they do accept donations.

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