Best Of 2020

Best New Facebook Group To Keep In Touch With Tampa Bay’s Creative Community Without Getting COVID-19: DFAC’S “One World: I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours—Daily Photos”

DFAC’S “One World: I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours—Daily Photos”

If there ever was a time to create a new Facebook group, it was when COVID-19 struck. The groups gave us the opportunity to put our favorite community gathering places online. Whether it’s your church, that dive bar where everybody knows your name, your LGBT community center, or your writing group, we all had people and places that we missed. I missed the community art centers where people gather to be creative. Thanks to the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s efforts early in this pandemic, I never felt too disconnected from our creative community. The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s “Daily Photos” Facebook Group did more than just document our quarantine experiences—it brought us together like the Dunedin Fine Art Center does in real life. DFAC’s “Daily Photos” wasn’t the only Facebook group dedicated to staying creative in Tampa Bay, but with over 400 members, it was certainly one of the most active. facebook.com/dunedinfineartcenter —Jennifer Ring

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