Gallery CERO is owned by Bill and Mary Weinaug. They have always had a deep appreciation and passion for the arts and sustainable living. More than a decade ago, they bought a forgotten old dilapidated marina on an incredible river in Central Florida with the goal of weaving these two passions together. Wekiva Island was born.
The mission for the property was to create a fun place for people to learn about and connect with nature, while serving as a beacon of sustainability. Gallery CERO was always part of the long-term plan for Wekiva Island. From the beginning, the business has provided monthly art classes for the public, as well as an annual elite invitational plein-air event, the Wekiva Paint Out. Most recently, the Weinaug's started The Great American Paint In, a project to document the 2020 pandemic through art.
Gallery CERO’s name comes from Wekiva Island’s mission of sustainability. Wekiva Island took on the 2030 challenge, vowing to go carbon neutral before any other business in Central Florida. To do so, the Weinaug’s utilized their trademarked toolbox C.E.R.O.® which stands for Conservation, Efficiency, Renewables, and Offsets. Now nearing completion, Gallery CERO aims not just to exclusively represent artists, but to serve as a space to showcase beautiful natural works from artists around the world for the community to enjoy, just as the Wekiva River showcases the natural beauty of our special Florida hydrology.
We are proud to announce that Gallery CERO at Wekiva Island opened July 2022, just north of Orlando.The gallery is located on the top floor of The Tooting Otter Craft Beer & Wine Bar, and it features works by local artists and artists from around the world. Pieces are available for purchase and the space will host art classes, special events, exhibitions, projects, educational programs, art and more. Please stop by and visit us during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 12 - 7 p.m.
Discover the beauty of these colorful pieces of art in this unique exhibition, with the opening on Friday, June 24th from 6-9pm. We are featuring James Whipple with amazing collages, colorful acrylic paintings by Marc Barrett and Heather Nagy, and mixed media by Lynn Whipple. All of these pieces are beautifully saturated with color.
The Great American Paint In™
The Great American Paint In™ features a collection of paintings documenting the 2020 world pandemic through the eyes of America’s artists. It's made available to the public to support the artists, while inspiring other artists, collectors and the community. We invite you to explore The Collection and purchase a piece of history.