Welcome to the Hillsborough Arts Council

Igniting the arts within us

ARCO

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

March 24, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Henry B. Plant Museum
Visitors to the Henry Plant Museum marvel at the building’s Moorish-inspired architecture and the fantastic collection of orientalist décor housed inside.  Imagined East: Decorative Arts and the Imperial Gaze will explore the roots of Orientalism, its appeal and significance as a decorative style, and the cultural impact of this movement.  The exhibit will feature original artifacts from […]
April 8, 2023 - June 8, 2023
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
Experience the world through the eyes of Jessica Wakefield, photographer, Tampa resident, and sufferer of extreme wanderlust. Jessica travels as often as possible and loves to share what she sees with others. The exhibit will be on display at Gallery@2607 from April 08, 2023, to June 08, 2023.
April 29, 2023 - July 28, 2023
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery in the John F. Germany Public Library presents Carpe Diem by Joan Wuischpard. by Joan Wuischpard is a self-taught artist who mainly works in oil paint. Wuischpard has been living in Florida since 2006 and her life motto is carpe diem. During the pandemic, she felt compelled to […]
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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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