Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 11:00 am–6:00 pm.

Location: Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, 1441 Tamiami Tr., Port Charlotte

Artists featured in the first showing are Larry Palmer, Jill Lindsay, Beverly Yankwitt, Janie Duke, Sandra Manzke, Samantha Stone, Toni McNaulty and Dedo.

"This new gallery is our way to help strengthen our local economy, drive tourism and enhance our community through the arts. As more people visit here and move here, we will create an inspiring place to live and work," explained Valerie Guenther, Board President of the Arts and Humanities Council.

The closest mall entrance to the Charlotte Arts Gallery is on the U.S. 41 side of the mall between J.C. Penney and Dillards. Info: (941) 764-8100.