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Serving Brandon for 48 Years Non-profit, community driven, arts organization.

Established in 1974, 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.

Our Location

Center Place is located in Brandon, approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Tampa.

Our Facility

Center Place includes a 300 seat auditorium, the Phillip G. Mook Gallery, and art workshop rooms.
Center Place Brandon FL
Center Place Brandon FL
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(1) Introducing our New Kids Art Class
Outside the Lines – Introduction to drawing
Mondays, Ages 5-7 – Additional Details 

(2) Upcoming Puppet Show
The Velveteen Rabbit by Katie Adams
Make Believe Theater – Additional Details

(3) FREE Family Performances
We’ve partnered with the Brandon Regional Library
Various Dates & Times – Additional Details 

(4) Upcoming Art Exhibit
Anderson Family Art Show Exhibit
Art Show: June 1 – June 30, 2022
Reception: June 10, 2022 – Additional Details

(5) Summer Camp (ages 6-10)
Outside The Lines Summer Camp
June 13 – June 17, 2022 – Additional Details 

(6) Summer Camp (ages 10-14)
Outside The Lines Summer Camp
July 11 – July 15, 2022 – Additional Details 

Center Place Brandon FL

Serving Brandon for 48 Years Non-profit, community driven, arts organization.

Established in 1974, 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.

Our Location

Center Place is located in Brandon, approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Tampa.

Our Facility

Center Place includes a 300 seat auditorium, the Phillip G. Mook Gallery, and art workshop rooms.

Our Venue A pleasant and cheerful place to gather with your community.

About Us Serving Brandon since 1974

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.

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Learn & Play Tampa Bay Offers:
• Weekly In-Person Play Sessions
• Weekly Virtual Play Sessions
• Online Library of Original Content
Early Learning & Literacy
Experiences At No Cost To You:
• Songs, stories, and play in English & Spanish
• Support from experienced bilingual Educators
• Time to connect with your child through play

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Learn & Play Tampa Bay Offers:
• Weekly In-Person Play Sessions
• Weekly Virtual Play Sessions
• Online Library of Original Content
Early Learning & Literacy
Experiences At No Cost To You:
• Songs, stories, and play in English & Spanish
• Support from experienced bilingual Educators
• Time to connect with your child through play

What Our Customers Say We really appreciate all of your reviews, thank you so much!

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.

  • A community place to learn and experience art.
  • Non-Profit, Community Driven Organization
  • Established in Brandon, FL – 1974
Center Place is committed to ongoing engagement with medical experts as well as federal, state, and local officials for the health and safety of our guests and employees. We have taken the important lessons learned during the pandemic and integrated them into many parts of our operations.

Please download, complete and bring in our required COVID liability waiver to participate in our classes or events. If you do not have a printer, you may complete the required waiver at our location.

The maximum occupancy of our facility is 85 persons.
We offer several art programs for children.
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Center Place’s community partner, The Down Syndrome Association of Tampa Bay (DSATB) is offering their FREE 3-2-1-Art Program for families with children who have Down Syndrome. Click Here to learn more.

Free Form Art – Children’s Trauma Therapy
Center Place will be offering a FREE art therapy program called Free Form Art for elementary, middle school and high school students on Tuesdays. Learn More

Learn & Play
This is a FREE kindergarten readiness program offered every Friday morning at Center Place. Learn More 

Absolutely! We offer many different classes and programs for adults. Click here to view more information about all of our current adult classes.

Our Sponsors Thank you for visiting our sponsors who help make this organization possible.

Contact Us

Address: 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

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    Bernadette M. Pello - President, Center Place Brandon Fine Arts Association

    Bernadette M. Pello President

    President/Co-Founder, Livingstone Academy
    KNOW Women Tampa Bay Market Manager
    Past Chairman/Brandon Chamber of Commerce
    BOD/Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association

    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!