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GBAC Board for 2015 Approved

During the December 3rd, 2014 GBAC board meeting, the slate of fourteen Board Members for 2015 was approved as presented. In addition to the ten current board members, 4 new board members were nominated and approved.

Current board members: Paula Aigner, Anne Drewry, Meletha Everett, Walter Kuck, Wendy Pettys, Gunni Price, Lisa Rodriguez, Patty Sisco and Kevin Weilbacher.

New members for 2015: Margaret Conte, Susan Joseph, Ashely Grimes and Kim Hall Perez.

Congratulations to all!


2015 Holiday Cards for the Troops

2015-Holiday-Cards-TroopsShow your support for our troops!

DATE: Saturday October 3, 2015 from 9am to 3pm

Join us at Center Place for the 8th annual Holiday Cards for the Troops. This is a free community event. Let your inner artist shine as you help make hand-made holiday cards for our service men and women. These decorated cards are blank inside, and will be sent to our deployed service members. The soldiers will be able to write a sentiment to their loved ones.

Ages 16 and up are welcome to participate. No childcare will be provided.

Click here to view the PDF flyer

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.