Founded in 2001 when a handful of Lakewood Ranch artists gathered in a park setting, Creative Arts Association had its beginnings as the “Creativity Group.”  The intent of its founders was to promote the work of local artists and to bring about an awareness of art within the new Lakewood Ranch community.

From those humble beginnings in the park, Creative Arts Association (CAA) grew to become a recognized organization of professional artists and artisans.  Today, the working members number 20 and CAALR boasts a support group of more than 50 Ranch residents.

With a variety of fall and spring art shows held since its first offering in 2002, the local community has embraced the association and looks forward to their annual events.  The 2015 Fall Art Show and Sale attracted over 500 guests who viewed and purchased one of a kind work. 

In addition, CAA periodically displays in art shows beyond the Ranch.  Periodically they stage juried shows at Art Center Manatee and have exhibited at ASID Shows in Sarasota.

Individuals interested in the Arts are invited to join CAALR either as a working artist or at the support level.  There is no fee attached to the support level.  Please refer to the Member Page for more information on how to become a member of Creative Arts Association.

Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch

                    Mission Statement

The Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch, a not for profit organization,  is committed to inspiring professional visual artists, and those aspiring to be, by supporting their passion for their art. We provide education, resources and networking opportunities in order to encourage and support artistic success. This is accomplished through participation in various networking opportunities and the development of art exhibitions in our community.