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Florida Highwaymen Exhibit and Sale

Florida Highwaymen Exhibit and Sale

Arts Advocates is delighted to announce the exhibition of 50 Florida Highwaymen paintings in the Arts Advocates Gallery on March 2-3 and March 22-24. The exhibition is being held in collaboration with Roger Lightle, noted Highwaymen art collector, along with Curtis Arnett, an Original Florida Highwayman, and Roy McLendon, Jr., son of an Original Highwayman. All pieces on display will be offered for sale.

The Florida Highwaymen were prolific painters who, starting in the 1950s, sold their landscape paintings on Florida highways from the trunks of their cars as galleries and museums refused to exhibit black artists at that time. Today, Highwaymen artworks are collected and exhibited globally. Five Highwaymen paintings are part of Arts Advocates’ permanent collection.

This is a rare opportunity for the public to view so many Highwaymen artworks at one time and in one place and have the opportunity to purchase. Be sure to come in to see the paintings, even if you’re not tempted to buy one!

In addition to the exhibition and sale, Roy will demonstrate his painting techniques live in the gallery. Roger will be on hand to elaborate on his collection.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. 

The Arts Advocates Gallery is located in The Crossings at Siesta Key mall, 3501 South Tamiami Trail (between Bee Ridge and Siesta Drive); enter by Connors Restaurant, turn left, the gallery is on the right.


Sunday, March 3, 2-6 pm with Roger Lightle and Roy McClendon, Jr.

Friday, March 22, 2-6 pm with Roger Lightle and Roy McClendon, Jr.

Saturday, March 23, 2-6 pm with Curtis Arnett, Roger Lightle, and Roy McClendon, Jr.

Sunday, March 24, 2-6 pm with Roger Lightle and Roy McClendon, Jr.

Event Information

Event Date 03-02-2024 2:00 pm
Event End Date 03-02-2024 6:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited