Formed in 1979, the Thomas Center Associates adopted as its mission the support for the Thomas Center for the Arts in both education and beautification. Of particular interest are restorations of the Period Rooms, interpretive programs, and our guided tours for Alachua County third grade students, the Spring Promenade tour of historic homes, the Jingle Bell Ball, and other Yuletide activities, as well as the on-going landscaping of the gardens.
The Associates welcome you to participate in the excellent work the organization has been doing for our community. To learn more or get involved, please visit their website at www.thomascenterassociates.org
Gainesville/Alachua County Cultural Affairs Board
For more information about Advisory Boards, Committees, and the appointment process, people should contact the Clerk’s office at 352-393‐8665.
Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation, Inc.
The Gainesville Arts & Parks (GAP) Foundation, Inc. supports the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) as an ally in advocacy and fundraising. The foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the projects and programs identified in the PRCA Master Plan, Vision 2020, by helping fill funding gaps and helping bring the plan to life. The plan calls for dozens of improvements to athletic facilities, additional programs, new and improved parks, a new outdoor amphitheater and indoor cultural center, nature education programs, environmental appreciation, and ethical stewardship of natural resources, just to name a few.
For more information about Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation, visit www.gapgainesville.org.