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Our Mission 

The mission of the Women's Committee of Fine Arts of Mount Dora is to encourage the appreciation of music, art, drama, and dance in our community.

History 

This information is taken from 

"Memories of Mount Dora and Lake County 1945-1981

by Dave Edgerton 

From 1951- 1981, the Florida Symphony Orchestra performed annual concerts

in Mount Dora sponsored by the Mount Dora Kiwanis.

From 1977 to 1981, it seems the few remaining lovers of classical music in the Mount Dora Kiwanis transferred their efforts to have concerts each year by the Florida Symphony in the Christian Home and Bible School auditorium for school children.  

The ladies of the Kiwanis who organized this event, created the Mount Dora Women's Committee of Fine Arts of Mount Dora.  They declared, "the purpose of the WCFA is to encourage the appreciation and the enrichment of music, arts and dance in our community.  Our fundraising activities through the year help to fund our scholarship program for the local students of the arts. 

Christmas Tour of Homes

The Christmas Tour of Homes is the Women's Committee of Fine Art's major fundraiser for our Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Program.  Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 from Mount Dora High School, Mount Dora Christian Academy, Eustis High School, Tavares High School, and Umatilla High School are all eligible.  To date, the Women's Committee of Fine Arts has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships.

The first Christmas Tour of Homes was held in December 1977.  Our 44th Annual Tour of Homes will be held on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th, 2022. Tickets will go on sale in November. 

If you are unable to attend the Christmas Tour of Homes but would like to donate to the Scholarship Fund please do so here.