DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council

Arcadia, Florida

Deadline to enter Art of the River extended to Jan. 24!

Click here for contest and entry info.

The DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council is sad to note the passing of Arcadia's most famous artist and a man of extraordinary talent, Guy LaBree. He was the winner of DAHC's first and second Art of the River show in 2013 and 2014. We extend our condolences to his family.

The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council of Arcadia was organized in 2006 to promote the arts in DeSoto County, Florida. Our goal is to make all of the arts visual, literary and performing an important part of our community and accessible to everyone, and to promote the creativity of our members.

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Arcadia Plein Air Calendar

plein air calendar

During our first Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out held in 2013, more than 20 artists created wonderful images of Arcadia's iconic buildings and locations.

From charming downtown antique stores and the iconic Pink Building to the Peace River and Arcadia's Rodeo, artists captured the essence of this historic town on paper and canvas.

Now you can own a collection of these images in a 16-month calendar. Printed on heavy, glossy stock,each month features a full-page reproduction of one of the eoriginal paintings, along with a description of the building or scene. The calendar on the facing page has plenty of space for noting appointments.

Bonus material includes information about the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council and South Florida State College, additional paintings, and meaningful quotes about art.

Major holidays and other dates of interest are noted, and the calendars have a hole for hanging.

The price of calendars has just been reduced from $5 each (plus S & H if applicable) to only $3 each, or three for $10.

Purchase calendars in Arcadia at Art Creations, The Arcadian, Glass Antique or Not, or Mid-Florida Credit Union; or see any DAHC member; or email

The third annual Art of the River!

Feb. 6-7, 2015

Members Art Show

Open to all DAHC members for art in any category! Bring your art to the Martin Art Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 3. See the Events page for more info.