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

August 4, 2023 - October 27, 2023
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery
Kotler Gallery presents The Coalition of Hispanic Artists: The Colors of my Land/Los Colores de Mi Tierra On display August 4 – Oct 26, 2023 The Coalition of Hispanic Artists (CHA) seeks to provide Hispanic Artists secure cultural environments for their development. CHA provides opportunities to exhibit and promote their talents to be appreciated and […]
August 10, 2023 - October 10, 2023
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
Project Return is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people recovering from mental illness through the Center for Lifelong Education, Training, and Development. These individuals learn new coping skills, such as creating works of art, in order to lead more productive and fulfilling lives in the community. The exhibit will […]
August 22, 2023 - October 3, 2023
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 […]
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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.

Arts & culture in action


Don’t miss out on Velocity, our interactive exhibit that teaches Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts to kids through

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