DAHC presents the 3rd Annual

Art of the River show

February 6-7, 2015
South Florida State College - DeSoto Campus, Arcadia FL

How to get to SFSC DeSoto campus:

Click here for a link to Google maps.

Express your love of the Peace River by entering in the "Art of the River” Art Show to be held at South Florida State College—DeSoto Campus in Arcadia, Florida. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council announces an art show open to all artists in the Peace River watershed and beyond.

The show will promote awareness of our natural resources as inspiration and solace for artists and communities. All works must be based on past or present life in the Peace River Valley and the natural Florida environment or the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Kenny and KeysFriday night (Feb. 5) private reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for artists, sponsors and invitedguests. Please RSVP to desotoartscouncilinfo@gmail.com or call 863-703-0373 if you plan to attend. Musical entertainment by Kenny and Keys.






Click here to download a copy of the event brochure.
Some features of the show include:

  • Two dimensional works (painting, drawing, textiles etc.)
  • Three dimensional works (sculpture, pottery, etc.)
  • Photography - judged by well known Florida photographer and fossil expert, Mark Renz
  • Artists may submit up to five entries. Get the entry form here. NOTE: You will need to print the entry form, fill it out, scan it and send via email to DAHC, or you may mail it to: DAHC, P.O. Box 2451, Arcadia FL 34266.
  • Send no money with your entry form - you do not have to pay for your entries until the Jan. 30 or Feb. 2 intake
  • Special category for student entries. Download the Student Artist brochure and the Student Artist entry form.
  • Indoor and outdoor vendor spaces are available. Indoor vendor space is available only for those who submit entries to the Art of the River show. Outdoor vendor space is available to anyone.


Peace RiverA minimum of $1,500 in prizes including:

  • $150 People's Choice award

  • Plus, in each category ...
  • $200 first place
  • $100 second place
  • $75 third place
  • $50 honorable mention
  • $25 Award of Merit

SFSC Family Fun Day — Feb. 7

SFSC 50th anniversaryThis year, South Florida State College celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

Each of SFSC's campuses will hold special events to mark the occasion.

The DeSoto Campus of SFSC will open the year of celebration with Family Fun Day on Feb. 7, 2015 (taking the place of the Rio de la Paz Festival that DAHCsponsored). They promise a huge celebration, including enertainment, games, and fun for the whole family! Watch SFSC's website or this page for details on the events and schedule.

Third Annual
Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out

Nov. 14. 2015