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 work space 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.
Vice President, Visual Arts – Jim Houle
Vice President, Performing Arts – Edwin Martin
Asst. Vice President, Visual Arts – Gerri S. Pennington
Asst. Vice President, Performing Arts –
Theatrical Technical Director –
Treasurer – Don Taylor
Executive Director: Dianna Haynes