Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) is now a proud participant of AmazonSmile, a program working in collaboration with Amazon.com to give support to charitable organizations across the country.

With support from you and various donors, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price for products you purchase on Amazon.com at no cost to you.

To Sign Up or Sign into Amazon get started with AmazonSmile:

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We need your support. This support will help go towards supporting Homestead Center for the Arts. We earn a small amount for signing up Amazon users. We thank you for your kindness and participation. 

 


What is AmazonSmile?

Want an easy to support a favorite charitable organization? Are you a frequent Amazon user that wants to give for the holidays? AmazonSmile provides an easy and automated process that allows you to accomplish both of these options. This all at no cost to you, Amazon donates a percentage (0.5%) to charitable organizations. As an Amazon user when shop at smile.amazon.com everything will look the same, the low prices, the Black Friday deals and the abundant selection of affordable convenient shopping. The only difference or bonus is that Amazon will donate a portion of any purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

 


Can I use my same Amazon account to shop with AmazonSmile?

Of course! Just visit: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1731201 and log in under same username and password you normally use to conduct your usual Amazon shopping.


How do I choose my charitable organization?

If you have other charitable organizations you'd like to donate to simply visit (smile.amazon.com), and select a charitable organization to receive donations for your purchases before you start shopping.


Can I choose to support multiple organizations?

Yes, you are allowed to select a new charity and begin shopping when you sign in to (smile.amazon.com). Just go to "Your Account" and then choose to "Change your Charity".


 

About Us

History

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Homestead Center for the Arts, founded in 1976, serves as the primary advocate for arts and culture in our surrounding communities. Although a virtual organization rather than a brick and mortar facility, HCA seeks out and nurtures organizations and individuals in the performing arts, visual arts, and those dedicated to our history and unique environments. Our volunteers administer an annual grant from Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs to help support members such as Art for Good, The Children's Art Gallery and Center, the East Everglades Orchid Society, Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum, and What If Works Theater and Film. The grants are not large, yet help with programs and outreach to demonstrate the depth of our varied artistic talent and cultural offerings. Our efforts also provide residents with information about joining groups such as the Lamplighters Writers, the South Dade Community Choir, the South Florida National Parks Camera Club, the South Florida Woodturners Guild, and others.

Two of the most popular, free series HCA runs are the Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lectures and the Music Series (MuSe).

Lunchtime Lecture

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Lunchtime Lectures was named in honor of Bea Peskoe, one of HCA’s founders. There are 4 to 8 lectures each year open to the public at no cost. There is an optional low-cost luncheon and the lecture is approximately one hour. The season runs October to May, the first Monday of the month. Topics cover arts, culture, and history. “The Making of Tamiami Trail”, “What Makes an Art Masterpiece”, “Enactment of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas”, “Capturing Your Family Memoirs”, “Wonderful and Weird Underwater Inhabitants of Biscayne National Park”, and “Roadway to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad” are only a few of the presentations over the years. Lectures are interactive and some have been so lively, attendees have lingered well past the end time to continue dialogue with the speaker.

MuSe

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HCA’s MuSe is entering the fourth season. Popular from the outset, these events highlight different music genres in a dining setting. The event is free and dining is optional. At some point, dancing almost always becomes a part of the evening. The focus on performers is to engage local talent and events have featured Americana, Bluegrass, Cabaret, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blue. This program is of special benefit to older attendees who no longer drive distances to other venues.

Our Future

As HCA continues to expand our outreach to promote the diversity of artistic and cultural opportunities, the most common response is, “I didn’t know that was available here.” Our redesigned website provides information and access to dozens of monthly and seasonal activities. We are in the final stages of completing our Artists, Performing Artists, and Writers Galleries. These galleries provide a platform for HCA members who may not have yet established a separate business, but who do have art, books, or performances to display and promote. Homestead Center for the Arts has become “the place” for residents and visitors alike to learn about performing arts and cultural activities.