If you espouse to the theory that local art reflects local life, then you will want to visit Central Cultural da Vila. The gallery was established in 1968 by the Ilhabela Art and Culture Foundation. Their mission is to exhibit paintings, sculptures, photography and films on a rotating basis. A permanent feature is the Waldemar Belisário Museum. His specialty was modernistic plastic arts, meaning the diverse manipulation of materials into three-dimensional artworks. He was born in São Paulo in 1895. In 1929 he moved to Ilhabela where he spent his artistic career until his death in 1983.