Butterfield Gallery History
Open since February 1999, Butterfield Garage Art Gallery is the brainchild of artist Jan Miller. Her vision was to create an artist-run gallery for professional artists that would encourage creative experimentation. Jan and Max Miller purchased the 1927 building whose first use was a parking garage and "showplace" for cars. On the second floor they discovered the original neon sign which appealed to Jan and it became the gallery's name.
Years of success followed as the gallery established its reputation for showcasing the areas most distinguished professional artists. It remains to be one of the few local galleries where the public can interact with the artists. The Butterfield Garage Art Gallery mission is to be a leader in the presentation of traditional and contemporary visual arts in Northeast Florida, and to encourage the experience of direct accessibility and dialogue between artists and their customers.