DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council

Arcadia, Florida

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.

Explore our site! Find out what DAHC can offer you!

New! - Sip 'n Paint, October 17

Open to everyone - no experience needed! Discover your hidden talent. We provide brushes, paint, canvas and instruction - plus snacks!
BYOB and see what you can create! Click here to learn more!

Looking for our current newsletter? Visit the About page.

Sept. field trip to a museum

We're planning a field trip on Sept. 26, Free Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian. We have not picked the museum, butit will be within driving distance of Arcadia. We'll plan to carpool. In early September, we'll have info on where we're going and how you can get your free tickets on our Events page.

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 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

Third Annual
Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out

Nov. 14. 2015

The fourth annual Art of the River!

Feb. 5-6, 2016