Welcome to the Hillsborough Arts Council

Igniting the arts within us


Connecting arts, community, and culture for all

The Hillsborough Arts Council has been enriching the lives of Hillsborough County residents through arts and culture for more than 50 years. We provide an essential support system for local artists, allowing them to thrive and enhance the way we live, work, and play. We also invest in local artists, arts organizations, and arts programs to enhance access to culture in every corner of Hillsborough County. Whether you’re an organization, a local artist, or an art lover, the Hillsborough Arts Council exists to ignite the arts within all of us.


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Calendar & events

January 11, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
African Americans developed a cultured identity through “soul” and associated food ways of people of African descent over hundreds of years. In this exhibit, we will explore the vast variety in African American cooking; from foods prepared by enslaved Africans in British America and the antebellum South; in the urban centers during the Great Migration; […]
February 1, 2023 - April 1, 2023
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
Junior Polo incorporates his love of Haiti, youth charity, music, and diverse art forms such as painting, pottery, and stage design in order to create unique and colorful artworks. The exhibit will be on display at Gallery@2607 from February 01, 2023, to April 01, 2023.
February 2, 2023 - April 24, 2023
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery in the John F. Germany Public Library presents Butterfly Resurrection Tree Project by Michelle Becker. Using the image of a tree as a repeating motif, Becker explores how humans ascribe special meaning to objects apart from their intrinsic value. On view from Feb 2 – April 24, 2023. […]
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Artist spotlight

Nneka Jones
Growing up in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago to be exact, was one of the main factors that has molded Nneka Jones into the artist she is today. Her astounding love for color and special attention to detail, as influenced by her culture, have always been prominent throughout her artistic journey. The artist was never one to accept mediocrity, not only in art, but also in her everyday life and had always been willing to take on a challenge. This led her to take the risk of leaving behind her family and friends to travel the world in pursuit of both sharing and gaining versatile experiences that would enhance her artistry.

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