DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council

Arcadia, Florida

The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council of Arcadia was organized in 2006 to promote the arts in DeSoto County, Florida. 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.

Explore our site! Find out what DAHC can offer you!

New! - Sip 'n Paint, October 17

Open to everyone - no experience needed! Discover your hidden talent. We provide brushes, paint, canvas and instruction - plus snacks!
BYOB and see what you can create! Click here to learn more!

Looking for our current newsletter? Visit the About page.

October dinner meeting

The member meeting for October will be at Magnolia Street Seafood and Grill, on Oct. 15. See details on our Events page.

Arcadia Plein Air Calendar

plein air calendar

The new 2016 calendar is coming soon! Featuring full color reproductions of paintings done during the 2014 Arcadia Plein Air Painr-out, it wil be on sale at several locations in downtown Arcadia.

During our first Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out held in 2013, more than 20 artists created wonderful images of Arcadia's iconic buildings and locations.

From charming downtown antique stores and the iconic Pink Building to the Peace River and Arcadia's Rodeo, artists captured the essence of this historic town on paper and canvas.

The 2013 paintings were comiled in a beautiful 16-month calendar. The 2016 calendar, featuring paintings from our Second Plein Air Paint-out, will be out soon. Printed on heavy, glossy stock,each month features a full-page reproduction of one of the original paintings, along with a description of the building or scene.

Major holidays and other dates of interest are noted, and the calendars have a hole for hanging.

The price of calendarsis only $5 each (plus S & H if applicable).

Purchase calendars in Arcadia at Art Creations, The Arcadian, Glass Antique or Not, or Mid-Florida Credit Union; or see any DAHC member; or email

Third Annual
Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out

Nov. 14. 2015

The fourth annual Art of the River!

Feb. 5-6, 2016