Carrollwood Cultural Center coming back stronger from COVID

Tampa Beacon (Carrollwood/Citrus Park)

Eric Horchy, Tampa Beacon Editor (article & photos)

CARROLLWOOD Sometimes you just don’t know how much you love and appreciate something until it’s taken away.

This concept hasn’t been lost on many during the era of COVID-19 shutdowns and social distancing protocols.

“I think people found out how important the arts really are,” said Adrienne Hutelmyer, marketing director at the Carrollwood Cultural Center.When you were stuck at home, what did you do?

Arts-related activities watching films and shows, painting, learning an instrument are common replies to that question. And as society begins reopening in fits and starts, it seems people are ready to continue their longtime or newfound activities away from their homes and in the company of others, Hutelmyer said.