Art Center of Citrus County
2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, FL 34442
Box Office: 352-746-7606
The Art Center of Citrus County is a member-owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the participation, education, and appreciation of the arts. The Art Center is managed by an elected Board of Directors. The Art Center carries out this mission through programs in the visual and theatrical arts here on its campus in central Citrus County.
The Art Center programs concentrate on using artistic venues to build confidence, self-determination, and problem-solving skills for anyone who wants to learn something new. The Art Center is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community.
The Art Center is a 501c3 organization incorporated in 1974. The current campus consists of two buildings, a 6,500-square-foot Art and Education Building originally built in 1984 and remodeled in 2007, and a 7,000-square-foot community theater that opened in 2003.
The Art Center offers a variety of visual arts programs, including classes, workshops, and demonstrations. There is workspace for artists used by groups who meet and work at the Art Center. There are five open exhibits annually for visual artists, with gallery space to display the artwork of contestants. The Art Center Camera Club is a well-established and active group that conducts photographic competitions, workshops, and classes in photography.
The Art Center Theatre is a 200 seat theater with modern stadium seating, theater lighting and sound systems, dressing rooms and wing space where the organization produces five dramas and/or comedies, two musicals, and two youth plays annually.
The Art Center Academy is the division of the Art Center that includes youth theater programs, visual arts instruction, and classes in both the arts and theater for adults. The Art Center is an all-volunteer organization with only one salaried employee: a part-time executive director. The organization is governed by a seven-member volunteer board that serves without compensation.
The Art Center of Citrus County is a 501c3 organization, Solicitation CH9779, managed and operated by Member Volunteers. All contributions are tax-deductible within the limits allowed by law.
President, Karrie Mast
Sr. Vice President, Visual Arts – Jim Houle
Vice President, Performing Arts – MaryBeth van Sickle
Asst. Vice President, Visual Arts – Deb Newman
Treasurer – Don Taylor
Executive Director: Dianna Haynes
Email: [email protected]