Uniquely Ruskin, seriously cool: Firehouse Cultural Center opens doors to South Hillsborough for The Big Draw

Published on: October 7, 2015

Mitch Traphagen photos.

Mitch Traphagen photos.


As one of the oldest communities in South Hillsborough, the arts have been part of Ruskin since its founding at the dawn of the last century. Ruskin’s namesake was philosopher, art patron and critic, writer, social thinker and philanthropist John Ruskin. He inspired The Big Draw through his beliefs that art was a means of bringing people and communities together, and that the simple act of drawing would allow us to see the world more clearly.

During October, more than 1,800 Big Draw events take place in cities across the world. And this year, more than most, the Firehouse Cultural Center opened its doors to bring in the larger South Hillsborough Community with a Big Draw theme of “Every Picture Tells a Story.” The event, held last Saturday, was free to attend for the hundreds of participants who turned out.

For more information about upcoming events at the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit The Cultural Center is near the corner of Shell Point Road and U.S. 41 at 101 1st 3-bigdraw_wild4-bigdraw_wildAve. NE in Ruskin.