Gallery One, located in the front of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, features a new themed exhibition every month. The shows are open to the public, admission is free. Please see EXHIBITIONS for a complete list of our upcoming shows.


Florida and Beyond, Art by Kathie Benson

Florida & Beyond, art by Kathie Benson, will open on August 31, 2020, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. A First Friday Opening Reception to meet the artist will be held on September 4, from 5:30-8:30 pm. Put on your fancy mask and come experience the art.

Benson finds magic in the light as it transforms earth objects. She loves Florida landscapes, the wetlands, the hammocks, scrub habitats, trees, patterns of water and the different ways light strikes the bursting life there. For years she was a frequent visitor to Florida but in 2008 she made it her permanent home. Kathie is the 100% Pure Florida winner for the year 2020. As a retired high school science teacher, she brings the background of science with her into her artwork. Her watercolors contain a variety of techniques, and she finds delight in experimenting with anything that starts out soluble in water or can permanently adhere to watercolor paper. Bits of the natural world may find themselves incorporated. Kathie also works with water-soluble oils on canvas.

Her style ranges from representational to impressionistic. Benson’s work has been shown at numerous open and juried shows and is displayed in corporate and residential settings. Presently she is a member of Brevard Watercolor Society, North Brevard Art League and the Florida Watercolor Society. This exhibit will run through September 26.


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is an artist owned co-op. Our gallery member artists are local professional artists, many are nationally recognized! They are what makes our gallery the best in Central Florida.





The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD)