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

February 18, 2021 - December 16, 2021
Henry B. Plant Museum
Experience live classical music in a historic setting. On the third Thursday of each month, visit the Museum at 11 AM to hear a live classical music performance.  Live concerts were the most popular daily entertainment at the Tampa Bay hotel, and Music in the Museum restores this authentic tradition.  Enjoy the sounds of the […]
February 20, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Clearwater Main Library, 1st floor Carnegie Gallery
Enjoy a guided tour of public art in downtown Clearwater BUY TICKETS Enjoy a leisurely stroll while enjoying and learning about our city’s vibrant downtown public art scene. The tour will take around 1 hour, beginning at the Clearwater Main Library and ending near the Capitol Theater. After the walk, we welcome you to dine […]
March 19, 2021 - December 23, 2021
Henry B. Plant Museum
“When the Train Comes Along”: Booker T. Washington at the Tampa Bay Casino examines and explores the significance and impact of Washington’s 1912 address in Tampa – a mostly forgotten chapter of local history. BUY TICKETS This Spring, a fascinating and significant new exhibit will open at the Henry Plant Museum.  “When the Train Comes Along”: […]
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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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