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Artist Profile: Fulfilling a Dream

Kimberly Dennis, of KD Art Designs, is a young woman who knows what she wants, although, achieving her dream has taken loads of planning, hard work, time, and momentum to implement.  She displays a remarkably positive attitude and her artistic prowess is her intense will-power and drives her to succeed. “It is paying-off,” she said humbly, and realizes she is living her dream right now!  Conducive to her creativity, she feels living on the Weeki Wachee River has certainly helped her atheistically.

Art Beat Creators Corner: Dance First

Recently I had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Christy Chesnut, owner, and director of Dance First, a dance studio of which she has been owner and director for five years.  She, as well divides her time between her work as a dance instructor extraordinaire, and that of an HCCA Community Facilitator, and Children’s Week Local Coordinator.  “I am also a part of Hernando Fit Kids, a new health initiative featuring virtual activities and nutrition tips to teach and encourage healthy habits when school is not in session,” the soft-spoken, energe

Art in the park 2021 poster contest

Once again next year, The Hernando County Fine Arts Council and Roots Creative Co. will host the second annual art competition for the 37th Annual Art in the Park on March 13-14th, 2021, at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Hernando County artists of all ages are invited to compete in the Second Annual Art in the Park Poster Contest. No entry fees are charged in this competition, open to artists of all experience levels.

High quality crafts and brews at Hernando's Christkindl Market

When Tidal Brewing Company and Roots Creative Co. present the 3rd Annual Christkindlmarket December 13 from 11 AM to 4 PM, they will be providing a celebratory forum for local makers and artists at the brewery, celebrating the holiday season with the presentation and sale of art and handmade items, treats, raffles, and Tidal's signature craft beer. They also will be upholding a Yuletide tradition that spans through the centuries.

Orange Avenue Market is back for Christmas Celebration

Imagine a scene from a nostalgic Christmas card, one that depicts an idyllic small town adorned and appointed for a festive holiday celebration. A colorful marketplace forms the centerpiece of this Yuletide portrait, one that offers a spectrum of artworks in every imaginable media--from paintings and drawings to handmade jewelry, sculptures, and florals to soaps, scents, and wearable art.