Temple Terrace Arts Council helps bring community together
TEMPLE TERRACE, Florida – A small but powerful nonprofit in Temple Terrace is making a big difference.
The Temple Terrace Arts Council has been in existence for 50 years.
“I don’t really know that we have great citizens who love Temple Terrace, and then they find a way to help our community, and some gravitate towards the arts. And now they are helping us in our organization, which is about 12 people. now, and we could always use more, ”said James Chambers, president of the Temple Terrace Arts Council.
Together they organize a big arts festival and fundraiser called Art en Blanc every year.
But, it is thanks to COVID-19 that they have found themselves to be the light of the community.
Cheri Donohue, Arts Council 2nd President, said: “If you’ve been on that, every time you go by there you say: Oh yeah, I made a little piece of it, that little wavy line is mine, or this fish is mine, or this piece of the quilt is mine. And that’s what we want people to do, is that we believe in Temple Terrace, people believe in Temple Terrace, and why not show it through art. “
“So we put it there. And let me tell you, the citizens jumped on it right away. It was amazing. They don’t just produce posters and flyers and signs, and they decorated their homes. And we have a room that is a quilt made of all the things and all the reasons that make Temple Terrace special to you. So what we are now realizing is that we are the reason people respect and appreciate art because the Arts Council is living in Temple Terrace, ”explains Donohue.
And it’s through nonprofits like the Arts Council that people find a way to create a diverse community and keep others involved.
“And you know, we’ve had two nicknames in our history. We were the city to live, which remains one of my favorites, but we’ve also been amazing since 1925. So you know, we have to go with those two. , ”explains Donohue.
You can find out more about the Conseil des arts, its events and its participation by clicking here.