Archive for March 2015

Gathering of Artists at Mimi’s Cafe

To all Artists and Art Lovers in the Greater Brandon area:

Mimi-CafeThe Greater Brandon Arts Council (GBAC) has been working to bring local artists in the Brandon area together for various events. We have sponsored several “Gatherings” in the last year – a time for socializing and getting to know and meet other artists of all genres.

Our next Gathering is this coming Sunday March 29th, 2pm to 5pm. It will be held at Mimi’s Cafe in Brandon, 804 Providence Rd. This will be a social gathering for all Art Lovers, with music to enjoy.

Last year, our first Gathering was at the Sumatra Bistro where we enjoyed appetizers and were entertained with live music by Ace Jackson. We wrapped up the year with a “Meet & Greet the Authors” Gathering in October, which was held at Perfect Pieces Boutique on Kings Ave.

We invite all artists and lovers of the Arts to stop by and visit for a few minutes, or stay for the entire event.

We sincerely thank Mimi’s Café for supporting the Arts.


Meletha Everett, President
Greater Brandon Arts Council

2015 Winthrop Arts Festival

Circle your calendar to attend the 7th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival!

Date/Time: March 21 & 22, 2015  –  10:00am – 5:00pm

Be sure to visit the Winthrop Arts Festival website for more information!

Welcome to the 7th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival (WAF). This year’s arts festival, located at the Winthrop Town Centre in the Riverview / Brandon area, will showcase the work of one hundred artists, in categories ranging from oil paintings to ceramics to jewelry, with musical entertainment provided by local musicians and schools.

Come join us for a delightful day at the Winthrop Arts Festival 2015!


Gasparilla Music Festival March 7 and 8 2015

The annual Gasparilla Music Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday March 7th & 8th, 2015 in downtown Tampa. You can find a list of musicians that will be performing, plus by tickets in advance at the Gasparilla Music website.



President’s Report March 2014

President’s Report
March 2014


The date for the “Arty Party” has been set for May 10 to be held at Center Place of Fine Arts in Brandon.

The date for the “Gallery Hop” is set for September 6th and the “Chalk Walk” will be November 1st.

We will participate in the Winthrop Art Fest on March 22-23 by having an activity for children.

The “Gatherings” with refreshments and entertainment have been set for each quarter at different locations.

Plans are in the works to bring in a renowned artist for an “Art Demonstration” and a “Meet the Authors” of authors in the Greater Brandon area.

We hope to unite all the “Creative Arts” in the area so that we can be a means of encouragement and support for them as well as put their name out in the public more.

Meletha Everett, President