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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ARTISTS

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ART LOVERS

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Organizations

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Calendar & events

September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Life During Wartime is the USF Contemporary Art Museum
October 1, 2020 - May 10, 2021
Tampa Bay-area high school students are invited to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of “Mars – the Red Planet.”
October 1, 2020 - January 1, 2023
King Corona Cigars
Tours meet nightly at 7:30 pm
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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

FYE 2021 Budget

To see our budget for fiscal year ending in 2021, please click here: Arts Council 2021 Expense Budget

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