Show Us Your SunShine: Artist Harold Littlebird

Stories in Clay--Pueblo Stoneware is the slogan of Harold Littlebird, whose authentic stoneware pottery is verified US/claystamp. This work ranked among the judges’ winners from the 36th Annual Art in the Park, which took place March 14 and 15 at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Art in the Park is sponsored by The Hernando County Fine Arts Council, along with premier sponsor Florida’s Adventure Coast.

2020 History Day is one for the History Books

Each spring, middle school and high school students, along with their history teachers, look forward to History Day. After many students had spent hours on their projects, they feared that History Day would be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus. However, teachers around the state “put their heads together” to find a way to continue the tradition. With the help of Trampas Alderman, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, the anticipated event was able to take place.

Creativity during Covid Lockdown

This coronavirus pandemic has gotten all of us stumped. Suddenly the entire world is turned topsy-turvy and everybody is under great stress. The major concern, of course, is catching the disease. Many have lost their jobs, economic worries are mounting and airlines have all been grounded, so you can’t even get a flight to go visit your friends.  And we have been issued lock – down and stay-at-home- except- for essentials - services orders. This is a gigantic public health crisis.

Live Oak Theatre - update

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Live Oak Theatre!  We hope this message finds you well.  We wanted to give you an update on the status of our season.

As you know, Florida’s Stay at Home Act has required us to suspend all Live Oak Theatre productions, rehearsals and Conservatory classes at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts until at least the end of April 2020.

Nature Coast Art League funds awards for students

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When the Nature Coast Art League appears at the Hernando County Fine Arts Council's “Art in the Park,” Saturday, March 14th, and Sunday, March 15th, at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville, the league will bring a beautiful, large-scale art display; hundreds of dollars in prize money for student artists; and the spirit of a member who--even in death--continues to help and inspire through her art.  

Arts Council Grant Profile 2: Hernando Symphony Orchestra

By Megan Hussey
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For 37 years, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra has brought an exquisite variety of live popular music to the people of Hernando County. And with the help of a $300 Community Arts Grant from the Hernando County Fine Arts Council (, they are one step--and one note--closer to finding a permanent home.