Alachua County Arts Council

​​​​​​​ Keep the Arts Thriving and Driving. Get your Florida

Click image above to get your "State of the Arts" license plate.

Pub​lic Meeting Sched​ule

The Alachua County Arts Council meeting agendas, and minutes are available by clicking:

Alachua County Administration Building
12 SE 1st Street, Second Floor, Grace Knight Conference Room
1st Monday of each Month​
5:30 PM



The Arts Council of Alachua County (ACAC) serves as a resource for local artists and arts agencies, including all municipalities, throughout Alachua County. The Arts Council prepares applications for state and federal grants and re-grants eligible grants to local artists and local arts agencies. It prepares applications for eligible state and federal grants to provide enhanced resources for local artists and local arts agencies, and educates and advocates at the state and federal level on issues affecting the arts.

The Council also promotes and facilitates the inclusion of art into an established process that connects artists, partners, and communities for the purpose of enhancing the vitality of the County. The ACAC is responsible for oversight, administration and promotion of Art Tag proceeds and Local Arts Agency dedicated funding. It develops an inclusive strategic plan for County-wide arts and cultural assets that are reviewed and updated annually and reports annually, or as necessary, to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners on the goals and accomplishments of the ACAC.

Bounce Art Installation

Bounce Art Installation

In June 2022, the Alachua County Commission commissioned Alachua County-based artist Jenn Garrett to create "Bounce," one of three artworks funded through the County's Art in Public Places program for the new Alachua County Sports Event Center, which opened earlier this year. The sculpture was installed on Thursday, September 28.

Watch a short video about the installation.


Alachua County Arts Council - WU​FT's Greater Good


Sankofa Statue Honors Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn


Arts in Alachua County - 2023 Annual Report


State of the Arts Lic​ense Plate


Fire Station 40 Mural by Visionary FAM


Photo Gallery


Arts Council of Alachua County 12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601-6826 Tel: (352) 538 8265 TDD/TTY Users: Please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

Council Members

Chelsea CarnesLuciaCurtaChristine Johnson Amy Koester (Vice Chair alternate)Dr. Queen​chiku NgoziDavidRuizStephanie Silberman (Chair)
Carol Velasques Richardson 

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This license plate supports local arts

Funds received through the sale of “State of the Arts” license plates support the a​rts in Alachua County through our Mini and Matching Grant program. The license plates are available at the Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office (click Here for more information).

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