The West Nassau Historical Society is actively seeking artists and high school students from Nassau County to participate in their 5th annual Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot art show. The judged event is designed to showcase the many talented adult artists as well as high school students who reside in Nassau County, Florida. Bolstered by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the art exhibit will be held inside the historic Callahan Train Depot located at 45383 Dixie Avenue on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The quaint ambiance of the 136 year-old station and museum offers the perfect venue for county artists to display their works while giving the public a chance to check out many historic photos and artifacts on display inside the depot. The all-volunteer nonprofit hopes all Nassau County artists will visit their web site for entry applications and art show information. The group also encourages high school students to contact the Historical Society or their art teacher for an entry form. Prizes will be awarded to the adult artists with the best art work in three categories: painting, photography, and 3-D art. The public attending the NACD event will also be given a chance to vote for their favorite art work via a People’s Choice award. Another judged category will cover artwork from high school students who attend school or study at home in Nassau County. Gift cards and other prizes will be awarded to the top winners of each category. The NACD art show is open to the public from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, with a one hour break from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM to allow for the art entries to be judged. During this intermission the Historical Society will host a luncheon for the artists inside the iconic 1881 train station annex. The Callahan Train Depot will then reopen to the public at 1:30 PM with refreshments and the awards ceremony. Admission to the NACD art show is free but donations are always appreciated. The West Nassau Historical Society is a registered 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting Nassau County‚Äôs history and culture and is entrusted in the upkeep of the historic late Victorian-style Callahan Train Depot. They are also an active member of Arts and Culture Nassau, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Nassau County, Florida. To become a sponsor or for more details on entering the show or becoming a volunteer visit our web site, call 904-879-3406, or like us on Facebook. The Historical Society is always looking for new members and volunteers to help us promote our county’s rich and diverse history and to put on historical and cultural events such as this.