Secretary of State Ken Detzner invites the press to a ceremony inducting four artists with deep ties to Florida into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Thomas Center
302 NE 6 Ave, Gainesville, Fla.
WHO: Inductees: GRAMMY Award winners Billy Dean and Don Felder; poet Lee Bennett Hopkins; and comedian, musician and singer-songwriter Jim Stafford.
Emcees: Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and Division of Cultural Affairs Director Sandy Shaughnessy.
DESCRIPTION: Four artists with deep ties to Florida to be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. All four artists will be attending.
Established by the Florida Legislature in 1986, the Florida Artists Hall of Fame is the highest cultural honor bestowed upon Florida artists and recognizes persons, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the arts in Florida either as performing or practicing artists in individual disciplines.
For more information on the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the 2017 Inductees, please visit: dos.myflorida.com/cultural/programs/florida-artists-hall-of-fame/.
About the Division of Cultural Affairs
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida’s legislatively designated state arts agency. The Division promotes the arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. To achieve its mission, the Division funds and supports cultural programs that provide artistic excellence, diversity, education, access and economic vitality for Florida’s communities. For more information, visit dos.myflorida.com/cultural.