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About Milan Art Institute

 Milan Art Institute (MAI) is a place where passionate hearts and creative minds come together to bring their visions to life. 
The founders, John and Elli Milan, have been successful artists for over 25 years each. Throughout that time they made a living solely through the sales of their art. Their oldest daughter, Dimitra Milan, also became a professional artist, generating over a million dollars by selling her own artwork at the age of fifteen. 
The Milans’ artwork has been featured in galleries worldwide. And now, they are sharing their insights about the art industry with everyone. They have rallied a dedicated and incredibly talented group of individuals to fulfill the dream of inspiring artists all over the world. The MAI team is fully committed to helping artists live out their true purpose.
As a result, thousands of students have turned their passion into a profession. Beginners and professionals alike have come to master their skills, learn new techniques, and join an ever-expanding inspiring community of artists. 
Milan Art Institute exists to enlighten and educate a worldwide audience about the transformational power of the visual arts.

14,000+ Students Around the World

Sarasota, FL

Owned & Operated Since 2010

Meet the Instructors

Elli Milan

Elli Milan, the founding owner of the Milan Art Institute, has sold her work professionally for over 25 years. Elli has transformed the lives of thousands of artists from all over the world, helping them find their unique voice and turn their passion for art into a successful profession. She is passionate about her leadership role as an artist in contemporary culture and a leading voice of the modern-day Art Renaissance.

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Dimitra Milan

Dimitra Milan Dunn generated over a million dollars of artwork sales by the age of 15 and her paintings are collected worldwide. She is pioneering a new age of artist influencers on social media, spreading beauty across the entire planet. Dimitra developed a unique style known around the world. She is a mentor and co-owner of Milan Art and is very passionate about equipping artists to change the world with their art.

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Topics we speak about

  • Art Techniques
  • Art Business Best Practices
  • Building a Social Media Presence for Artists
  • Artist Voice and Style Development
  • Artist Brand Building
  • Selling Art Through Various Platforms
  • Art Inspiration and Staying Inspired
  • Transitioning from a 9-5 Job to a Career in Art
  • Elli’s Book, Unemployable: The Odyssey of an Artist
  • Being a Female Entrepreneur
  • New Age Art Movements - Bringing Light Back to Art
  • How to Teach Art

What’s Going on in Our World

News, Events, and Updates about Milan Art Institute

Art Store Opening — April 2022

The Milan Art Team is proud to announce the opening of Milan Art Gallery and Supplies, located in Athens, GA. With its mid-century Parisian feel, this boutique gallery and supply shop invites you to step into a realm of creativity and connect with your inner artist. Before you enter, you’ll pass by the massive, otherworldly mural, a magical fusion of Dimitra Milan’s dreaminess and Elli Milan’s bold contrast. Once you’re through the front door, you’ll immediately feel called to play. The store is designed to allow artists to experiment with art supplies that are all curated and hand selected by the Milan family. If there’s ever a lack of inspiration, all you have to do is look up and search the paintings on the walls for new ideas. Come, visit us in Athens, GA at the Milan Art Gallery and Supplies. It is truly a destination for artists that you don’t want to miss.

Milan Art Gallery — April 2022

The Milan Family stirs, provokes, and inspires artists to believe in and run after their dream. Hundreds of students committed to the Milan Art Institute classes and quickly improved their skills. With so many talented artists, it became obvious it was time to create an online gallery. 

In March 2022, we started with 20 featured artists who’d all graduated from our Mastery Program. The purpose of our gallery is to create an online place that is focused on the artist while elevating the way that people create, buy, and sell their art. Our team at Milan knows firsthand the struggles of being a professional artist and how hard it can be to find your own collectors. As a gallery, we want to help them connect with the collector, guide them with the process, and ensure they take home as much profit as possible.

Unemployable: The Odyssey of an Artist — September 2022

We are excited to announce Elli Milan’s debut novel, Unemployable: The Odyssey of an Artist, is coming to shelves near you on September 6th, 2022 through Cloud Road Publishing. It will be available in both paperback and Kindle eBook formats on

Unemployable captures the trials and triumphs behind Two Hearts, One Canvas, the Milan Art Institute, and becoming a modern warrior at the forefront of the 21st Century Art Renaissance. Milan describes her own odyssey as a rebellious, romantic Greek-American artist, weaving stories and images to form a vivid personal history through the lens of her own unique cultural experience. A voyage filled to the brim with Grecian mythos, readers will be inspired as she conquers her Cyclops, dances with Dionysus, and forges on to create her destined Promised Land for artists, all with her family in tow.

Milan Art Experience — August 2022

The Milan Art Experience is our annual art conference and retreat focusing on redefining the artist identity. Whether attendees are onsite or online, they will experience several days filled with inspiration, instruction, and collaboration. Our global community of artists gather together to develop new skills, to hear the passion of keynote speakers, and engage with other like-minded artists seeking to change their world through beauty and purpose. The highlight of the Experience is the graduation celebration of our Mastery Program students.

It’s inspirational! It’s educational! It’s the Milan Art Experience!

Milan Art Social

A new social media experience for artists

Milan Art Social is a place where you can connect with artists worldwide! Receive inspiration, encouragement, and helpful feedback on your current projects. This innovative community is expanding and motivating artists to get in their studios and create — daily! Regardless if you have just begun your art journey or are far down your art career path, this community of like-minded artists provide an opportunity for self-discovery and mastery of skills.

Join today!

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16-Year-Old Artist Dimitra Milan Paints Her Wildest Dreams
Interview with My Modern Met
  Anna Gragert on January 18, 2016
Sixteen-year-old artist Dimitra Milan grew up surrounded by art and has since worked to cultivate her own unique style. Four years ago, she began painting when her parents opened Arizona's Milan Art Institute, allowing her to take any class that caught her attention. From classical oil techniques to contemporary mixed media, Milan's skill set grew along with her desire to paint. The artist then started homeschooling so she could dedicate her free time to improving and exploring her creative passion. It turns out that this was time well-spent because, after finishing high school early, Milan started painting full-time and is now a celebrated professional artist..”
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