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Arts and culture lives here

This site is designed to increase your access to the arts by providing event calendars, class schedules, artist info, and more. All in one place. No matter who you are or what you believe, art is something everyone can agree on. It helps bring our communities together and presents a more coherent meaning to our world. By igniting the arts within us, the Arts Council is working to create a stronger, happier, and more prosperous region.

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Calendar & Events

Each year, thousands of local residents are brought together through events made possible with Arts Council funds. Find something cool in your area.
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January 16, 2024 - April 16, 2024
Firehouse Cultural Center
Teen Workshop – TMA@Firehouse SELECT TUESDAYS 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM January 16 February 13 March 19 April 16 Teen artists will explore a variety of mediums and work closely with innovative local teaching artists. With mentorship and socialization at the forefront, they’ll learn about different paths in art while developing their skills and experimenting with […]
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January 20, 2024 - March 2, 2024
USF Contemporary Art Museum
USFCAM Hours: M, T, W, F 10am – 5pm, Th 10am – 8pm, Sat 1 – 4pm, Closed Sunday OFFSET: Robert Rauschenberg at USF Graphicstudio tells the story of Robert Rauschenberg’s long and fruitful collaboration with Donald J. Saff, founder of Graphicstudio in 1968, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Art Department, and Founding Dean of […]
Art Lovers
February 1, 2024
USF Theatre Centre, TAR 120
A provocative and hilarious play by Young Jean Lee (the first female Asian American playwright to be produced on Broadway), STRAIGHT WHITE MEN explores the meaning of privilege and identity in 21st century America. Three adult brothers gather for Christmas at their childhood home, and in the course of family bonding, confront their own sense […]
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February 1, 2024
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents will welcome Cowboy Bebop LIVE to the Theatre’s historic stage and screen at 8:00pm Thursday, Feb. 1. 3, 2, 1, let’s jam! The Bebop Bounty Big Band brings together storytelling and high-octane jazz like you’ve never seen before. Cowboy Bebop LIVE is a complete multimedia experience highlighting the story of critically acclaimed anime, Cowboy […]
Art Lovers
February 2, 2024
USF Theatre Centre, TAR 120
A provocative and hilarious play by Young Jean Lee (the first female Asian American playwright to be produced on Broadway), STRAIGHT WHITE MEN explores the meaning of privilege and identity in 21st century America. Three adult brothers gather for Christmas at their childhood home, and in the course of family bonding, confront their own sense […]
Art Lovers
February 2, 2024
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents will welcome comedian Demetri Martin and The Joke Machine Tour to the Theatre’s historic stage at 8:00pm Friday, Feb. 2. Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer, and director. He won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show, If I. At the Melbourne International Comedy festival, […]
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February 3, 2024
Zeina Park
The epic story of Don Quixote is a tale full of adventure and is fun to watch every time it’s performed. We invite you and your family to enjoy this free, sensory-friendly version! Perfect for introducing little ones to ballet performances and for those with various sensory-processing challenges. A “sensory-friendly” performance provides a welcoming space […]
Art Lovers
February 3, 2024
USF Theatre Centre, TAR 120
A provocative and hilarious play by Young Jean Lee (the first female Asian American playwright to be produced on Broadway), STRAIGHT WHITE MEN explores the meaning of privilege and identity in 21st century America. Three adult brothers gather for Christmas at their childhood home, and in the course of family bonding, confront their own sense […]
Art Lovers
February 3, 2024
Tampa Theatre
LIVE ON STAGE! The Florida Orchestra is bringing back its popular Masterworks Soundwaves concerts with a series of intimate performances throughout Tampa Bay, and Tampa Theatre is proud to be hosting TFO Chamber Concert: Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances & More on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00pm. Also: Debussy’s Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun, Paul Hindemith’s […]
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February 3, 2024 - February 12, 2024
New Tampa Performing Arts Center
Dreamgirls Fri Feb 2, 2024 – Sun Feb 11, 2024 Appropriate for audiences 14 years and older for language, drug content, and sexuality Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.
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February 4, 2024
Tampa Theatre
1h 40m / PG / Family Comedy Former Catholic school student Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg) is a lounge singer in Reno, performing in a club owned by her married gangster boyfriend Vince (Harvey Keitel). When she witnesses Vince murdering an informant, the police place her in protective custody and move her into a convent in San […]
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Buy local art

We’ve brought the best, brightest, and most talented local artists together in one spot: right here! To add original artwork to your home while supporting your local arts community, simply visit our artist directory page. There you’ll find storefront links under several of our members. Think of it as a virtual art festival.

Classes and workshops

Learn to write poetry, brush up on your watercolor painting, or master the art of wood working. We host an amazing list of local classes and workshops where you can illuminate your life with amazing arts and culture.
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