Florida Highwaymen art exhibit continues in Palmetto

Florida Highwaymen Art Exhibit Continues

PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - In Manatee County, an 18-piece Florida Highwaymen art exhibit at the Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will run through the end of August.

The Florida Highwaymen are a small group African-American landscape artists who began painting in the 1950s. The paintings were sold out of the trunk of their cars, as the artists went from door-to-door at homes and businesses or set up shop on the side of the road.

Their bright and sultry images of Florida’s tropical beauty were sold for as little as $20 or $30 and today their paintings are widely sought after collectibles.

Copyright 2019 WWSB. All rights reserved.