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

April 18, 2022 - December 19, 2022
Henry B. Plant Museum
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 harp, guitar, or violin as you explore the […]
May 18, 2022 - January 18, 2023
Henry B. Plant Museum
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 harp, guitar, or violin as you explore the […]
June 18, 2022 - February 18, 2023
Henry B. Plant Museum
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 harp, guitar, or violin as you explore the […]
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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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