DeSoto Arts &

Humanities Council

The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council of Arcadia Florida was founded in 2006 to advocate, support, and develop the cultural climate of DeSoto County by promoting artists and encouraging the enjoyment of the arts and participation by our residents, students and visitors. Our goal is to make all of the arts - visual, literary and performing - an important part of our community and accessible to everyone, and to promote the creativity of our members.

DAHC is the Local Arts Agency for DeSoto County and is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization.

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The Appreciation Dinner scheduled for Oct. 5 has been postponed. Those who have signed up and paid will be contacted shortly regarding the return of their payments.


Let me say that I am deeply humbled and privileged to be entrusted with the responsibility of being the new president of the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council. I want to thank Pamela Davis for her service, and also our dedicated Board of Directors and Officers. I will strive to be the best leader possible. But the truth is that the most important person in this organization is YOU. With you being involved, we are stronger and more effective. It really takes all of us working together to make this a better council. And we do this every day.

Over the years the organization has grown and we have accomplished a tremendous amount. Many success stories include the Plein Air Paint-out, the Art of the River, and the annual member shows are all wonderful! The Writer's Group and Photography Group, Sip 'n Paints and children's programs are still active and going strong. I will be visiting these groups over the next few weeks.But can we do more? Wouldn't you like to see a theater group again, maybe some house concerts from touring musicians, and more involvement with youth?

I must say that we have a great core of workers and doers, and you know who you are. Thank you for all you do! We will be having a celebration dinner soon to recognize and reward those who volunteer, and our sponsors.

As we move this organization forward, YOU are what makes us better, so please continue to do what you can to make our organization the best it can be, and step up to do more to promote the arts in DeSoto County. Contact us if you need ideas on how you can help.

-President, Mac Martin

DAHC is the Local Arts Agency for DeSoto County and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.