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

October 1, 2020 - January 1, 2023
King Corona Cigars
Tours meet nightly at 7:30 pm
June 21, 2021
King Corona Cigars
Tours meet nightly at 7:30 pm
January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, cultivate, and empower young people in activism and advocacy through arts education and performance. Our core programs are a monthly open mic for young people 19 and under, seasonal workshops on a variety of creative arts and career […]
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Artist spotlight

Mark Aeling

Mark Aeling is an internationally known artist with more than 25 years of professional experience. Sculpture is his life’s ambition and his life’s work. Aeling has completed many public and private commissions, from small, interior art works to monumental exterior installations. His extensive experience includes all complex phases involved in the creation of indoor and outdoor public art from concept and design through budgeting, fabrication and installation.

Arts & culture in action