If there is a Brandon area arts scene, it has been difficult to find at times. But suddenly, in the past few months, there seem to be signs of life. Artists and arts supporters are beginning to come together and stir things up here and there, and our recent BRAVA-sponsored Slide Slam and JPEG Jam was just one example of that. Artists attended from as far away as St. Petersburg and Tampa Palms, but many were also from right here in Brandon. Click here for an excellent article by columnist Ernest Hooper of the St. Petersburg Times, who attended the event and interviewed BRAVA's Candace Knapp and Martha Marshall.
This article also has information and links about the newly formed steering committee of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, which will investigate the community's interest in having an arts facility for Brandon.