Category Archives: Art

New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) has recently kicked-off its new Community Firehouse Initiative designed to engage the neighborhoods in which it serves. This program aims to raise awareness about public safety and create opportunities for residents and emergency responders to work together on local projects that result in community pride. The first of these projects … Continue reading New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

HHPS features Antique Furniture in Interior Design & an Auction August 3

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will be holding their monthly meeting at the Brooksville Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard on US 41 (Broad Street) in Brooksville on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. Roger Carlton Sherman, former Board Chairman of the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa is … Continue reading HHPS features Antique Furniture in Interior Design & an Auction August 3

Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Admission is free each evening to sessions with actor-writer Benjamin Busch, Florida luminary David Kirby, and many rising talents and experienced writing teacher-mentors Contributed by Jo-Anne Johnston, Saint Leo University Distinguished visiting artists will be performing in early-evening sessions from Saturday, July 15, through Friday, July 21 at Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu), including novelists, poets, … Continue reading Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Free Rock Painting at Church Street Shoppe “Toys, Kites & More” 7/15

Free to children of all ages: rocks, brushes and paints await your imagination and skills at at Church Street Shoppes Toys, Kites & More as part of the  Dade City Merchants Christmas in July & Art Walk Event. July 15 downtown Dade City this Saturday look for the huge tent in the parking lot next to … Continue reading Free Rock Painting at Church Street Shoppe “Toys, Kites & More” 7/15

Enter Makers & Shakers’ Anonymous Artist Contest

Join the gang at Makers & Shakers at 13841 7th Street, Dade City for an informal Anonymous Artist Contest. $15 entry fee Winner takes part of the proceeds Theme for June is “Star Spangled Banner” Bring a piece of unsigned art that you’ve created of your interpretation of this month’s theme (artist’s choice of medium) Artists … Continue reading Enter Makers & Shakers’ Anonymous Artist Contest

Old Homosassa Events in June

It’s HOT! Right? But that doesn’t stop the Old Homosassa community!  We have stuff to do!  And all of you NatureCoasters are invited to join in! First up, put Wednesday June 7th on your calendar for “Paint for Paws” at Watson’s Art Gallery.  The class will be held at two different times, 12:00 – 3:00 … Continue reading Old Homosassa Events in June

Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Registration is now online

Parents may now register their children and pay directly online for the L:ive Oak Theatre Performing Arts Summer Camp.  Simply go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org and click on the button “SUMMER CAMP” for instructions about how to register and pay. Due to the success of Live Oak Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, enrollment in its … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Registration is now online

Makers & Shakers to Open Maker Space May 16

Makers & Shakers is happy to announce the beginning of our second phase. Now that the Marketplace is nearly full with vendors displaying their wares for sale, we are ready to launch our Maker Space. An Artisan’s Asylum (3A) Come learn about how Makers & Shakers is creating an  artisan community in Dade City. We are … Continue reading Makers & Shakers to Open Maker Space May 16

Citrus County Utilities Announces Poster Contest Winners

Citrus County Utilities in partnership with Citrus 20/20 Inc.’s annual Save Our Waters Week campaign and the Florida Section of American Water Works Association are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Drop Savers Poster Contest.  The contest teaches elementary aged school children and reminds middle and high school aged teens about the importance … Continue reading Citrus County Utilities Announces Poster Contest Winners

Florida Landscapes exhibit opens 4/29

The Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall is pleased to announce a new and exciting exhibit entitled “Florida Landscapes.”  The State of Florida is very diverse in scope with the landscapes. The exhibit will feature poetry from Just Poets, artwork from the Nature Coast Art League, and Photography from the Spring Hill Camera Club. … Continue reading Florida Landscapes exhibit opens 4/29

2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, are the dates for the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville.  The entertainment is pretty much continuous throughout the two days, and here is the schedule: Saturday April 22 schedule STAR STAGE Hernando Park / Ft. Dade Avenue 10:30 am – 12:00 pm American Made Classic Rock 1:30 am … Continue reading 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Free International Jazz Day Celebration Concert 4/28

Your Hernando County Public Library System is celebrating International Jazz Day with a live jazz performance by musicians from the Hernando Jazz Society. This jazz concert in honor of International Jazz Day will be on Friday, April 28 at the Spring Hill Branch Library from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The Spring Hill Branch Library is … Continue reading Free International Jazz Day Celebration Concert 4/28

Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

You can almost taste it, right? That cool blue sensation that awakens the pallet this time of year. Spring is nearly upon us and with it, the bountiful harvest of Florida blueberries. On April 22 and 23, Brooksville will celebrate Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles by hosting the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival. … Continue reading Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family-oriented theatre company, will conduct its eighth annual summer program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 through June 23. Camp will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601. Each day of camp will include a lunch break and time taken … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Try The Taste: Food Competition & Craft Beer Festival April 8

The Taste of Inverness began as a way to showcase local restaurant and catering offerings and raise funds for local nonprofit and educational needs. Over the years, it has grown to a signature event for the City of Inverness and has contributed to the betterment of thousands of NatureCoasters through its philanthropic efforts. “2017 is … Continue reading Try The Taste: Food Competition & Craft Beer Festival April 8

The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

There is Adele, Bono, Cher, and now there is the Taste. This event was known for ten years as the Taste of Inverness, and now in its 11th year organizers simply call it the Taste. The name change reflects the new feel of this signature event. First, The Taste is now a qualifier for the … Continue reading The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to present its very popular “Art in the Park” for the 33rd year on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooksville – and you’re invited! This celebration of … Continue reading Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

Art of Recycling Contest winners Announced

Pasco County Recycling is thrilled to announce that more than a dozen talented Pasco County high school students turned their artistic ability – into cash!  The winners of the 2017 Art of Recycling contest received their prize money and certificates during special ceremonies at their schools during the week of February 6, 2017. The 2017 … Continue reading Art of Recycling Contest winners Announced

Artists Celebrating Music from African-American History at Saint Leo U 2/28

The University Speaker Series at Saint Leo University welcomes the public to a dynamic presentation blending music and civil rights history, “From the Railroad to the “Crossroad-The Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, in Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall.  Lewis is the first building on the right, immediately visible … Continue reading Artists Celebrating Music from African-American History at Saint Leo U 2/28

Art in the Park March 11-12 in Brooksville

The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will again present its very popular “Art in the Park” on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, Florida 34601 (located on SR 50 just west of US 19 … Continue reading Art in the Park March 11-12 in Brooksville

Citrus Watercolor Society Spring Show 3/4-5

The Citrus Watercolor Society will be holding its Spring Art in the Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center of the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, 2017. This show features the artwork of the Society’s many talented watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be … Continue reading Citrus Watercolor Society Spring Show 3/4-5

Recycled art graces West Pasco Government Center

Pasco County Recycling is proud to announce the wildly popular Art of Recycling contest is back for its 21st year.  Pasco County high school students have been diligently creating art from trash since the beginning of the semester and now the public is invited to see these impressive pieces in person. The recycled artwork is … Continue reading Recycled art graces West Pasco Government Center

“Yarn Bombing” on The Avenue of Oaks in Floral City

The Floral City Garden Club has blanketed some of the historic grandfather Oaks lining Orange Avenue in Floral City’s National Register Historic District as a Fund Raiser with a major benefactor being the Historic Oak Tree Replacement Fund. It is called Yarn Bombing and you are invited to participate! WHAT IS YARN BOMBING?? A Street … Continue reading “Yarn Bombing” on The Avenue of Oaks in Floral City

Arts & Crafts Show at the Wildlife Park 2/4

The Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will host a Wildlife Park Arts and Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The exhibit will be in the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US 19 in Homosassa Springs. Visitors … Continue reading Arts & Crafts Show at the Wildlife Park 2/4

Tickets available for the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County

A limited number of tickets are still available for the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County, which will be performed on Saturday, February 4, at the Vineyard Christian Church, 375 South Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, and on Saturday, February 11, at the Town Square Theater, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida 34607.  Both performances … Continue reading Tickets available for the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County

Reception for the Artist’s and Poet’s of “In The Mind’s Eye” 1/13

The Uptown Gallery at Brooksville City Hall is pleased to announce a new and exciting exhibit entitled “In The Mind’s Eye”.  The reception will be held January 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments being served by the Brooksville Junior League, compliments of Cemex. This exhibit will feature Art Quilter Susan Leslie … Continue reading Reception for the Artist’s and Poet’s of “In The Mind’s Eye” 1/13

Poster Contest Open to Citrus County Students

Citrus County Utilities is seeking student participation in the 2017 “Drop Savers” poster contest.  Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to create a poster depicting a water-saving idea, in slogan form, drawing form, or both.  Posters must focus on reducing water use, encouraging water saving behaviors and other water–saving ideas.  A twenty-five dollar cash prize … Continue reading Poster Contest Open to Citrus County Students

South San Antonio Arts & Antiques District Party 12/10

Along with the local tour of the Tampa Bay Tour de Clay event at Jack Boyle’s San Antonio Pottery, South San Antonio Arts & Antiques District (sosa) will host a Holiday Block Party on Saturday, December 10, from 4 – 8 p.m. San Antonio Antiques, Tangerine Hill, and South End will be open late with … Continue reading South San Antonio Arts & Antiques District Party 12/10

Tampa Bay Tour de Clay to include San Antonio Pottery 12/10-11

Join us for the Tampa Bay Tour de Clay. 2 Days, 4 Studios, 24 Potters. Follow the Kiln opening schedule on Saturday to plan your studio tour or make your own route. Watch demos, talk to potters, purchase your favorite pot. Participate in fundraising activities to benefit WMNF Community Radio and other non-profits. Saturday is … Continue reading Tampa Bay Tour de Clay to include San Antonio Pottery 12/10-11

Watercolor Art Show at Wildlife Park 11/19-20

The Citrus Watercolor Society will conduct their annual fall show and sale at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park in Homosassa, on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20. Whether you are a serious collector or just a plain admirer of watercolor art, you will find works of art that will please the … Continue reading Watercolor Art Show at Wildlife Park 11/19-20