Serving Brandon for 44 Years Non-profit, community driven, arts organization.
Established in 1976, Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose members are dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts and civic involvement. Center Place offers cultural enrichment opportunities for all ages through a variety of programs including original art exhibits, art education and the performing arts.
As indicated by its name, the association provides a centralized meeting facility for the pursuit of these activities and offers rental of meeting rooms for community functions, both public and private.
About Us Serving Brandon since 1976
Our facility is located in the heart of Brandon at the Sandy Rodriguez Center, home to both Center Place and the Brandon Regional Library. Its location at 619 Vonderburg Drive Brandon offers residents of eastern Hillsborough County the convenience of a centrally located cultural, educational, and social facility.
Tremendous growth in Eastern Hillsborough County established a need for a centrally located regional library. Center Place was able to provide the ideal location by donating three acres of land in the heart of Brandon to the county.
The county, in turn, constructed a unique facility which houses both Center Place and the regional library. The library/cultural center is unique in being the first documented facility of this type in Florida, made possible through the cooperation of the private sector and the county government. Through this cooperative effort, residents of Eastern Hillsborough County enjoy the convenience of a centrally located educational and cultural facility.
Although complementary in nature, Center Place and the library remain autonomous in operation.
What Our Customers Say We really appreciate all of your reviews, thank you so much!
I was visiting Brandon, I was able to go to the banquet. Had a wonderful time on the walls they had these beautiful paintings done by patrons, this ostrich was done by an 8 year old.
You will like your visit!
We had our company Christmas party here. Great venue. Nice outdoor patio area.
Have a Question? (813) 685-8888 Feel free to ask us about any upcoming events or venue rental by phone.
Center Place offers a variety of live theater choices, We offer children’s theater for our private schools, public schools, and families. Our children’s theater productions are geared toward ages 3 – 10.
Our Sponsors Thank you for visiting our sponsors who help make this organization possible.
Address: 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Michael Ryan Odiorne President
Ryan and the Odiorne Family have been part of the Brandon community for more than 50 years. Ryan believes strongly in supporting the community as well. He is on the Board of Directors of The Boys and Girls Club of Brandon. He has been a huge supporter of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, United States Army, FBI and other local non-profits. Ryan is proud to be the President of Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association’s Executive Board and to carry on his mother, Pat Odiorne’s legacy at Center Place.
Libby Hopkins Executive Director
Libby has been a part of the Brandon community for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of USF with a degree in journalism. She has been a freelance writer for The Osprey Observer Newspaper since 2008 and In The Field Magazine since 2010. She has been a part of the museum and non-profit world for more than 13 years. She has held positions at MOSI, Glazer Children’s Museum and was on the Board of Trustees of Tampa Museum of Art. She is thrilled to be a part of Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association and to make it the “Heart and Art of the Brandon Community” once again!