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 18, 2024 - June 26, 2024
Gallery 221 HCC
Live-Work is an exploration of built environments in transition and how we move through them. It takes its name from the language of mixed-use development, asking us to consider the connection between labor, recreation, daily life and cultural perceptions of place. Three artists—matthew anthony batty, Dakota Parkinson and Andrés Ramirez—speak to the transformative processes involved […]
May 7, 2024 - June 18, 2024
Dance World ( University Mall Tampa)
Sign-up on Eventbrite: https://dancekonpa.eventbrite.com $25 Payment options: CashApp $JRRSTUDIOS – Zelle (305) 298-6990 Never danced Konpa?! No Problem! Join us to learn the fundamentals of Haiti’s National music dance style. For beginners and those already dancers looking to reinforce the basics. • Musicality • Basics • Connection • Speaking with your hands • Silent Communication […]
May 11, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport / Westshore
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Join us for an event that […]
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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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