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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 14, 2023 - March 4, 2023
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is well known for his “I Have a Dream” speech, yet much less emphasis is placed on his campaign to seek justice for America’s poor, “The Poor People’s Campaign.” This was a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-racial movement aimed at uniting poor people and their allies to demand an end to poverty […]
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January 30, 2023 - February 1, 2023
Tampa Theatre
1h 20m / Not Rated / Concert Documentary TICKETS ON SALE SOON Home Again: Carole King Live In Central Park, a new concert documentary directed by George Scott, is a spectacular recreation of King’s landmark 1973 concert on Central Park’s great lawn in front of 100,000 fans. Featuring exclusive interviews and the complete, never-before-seen multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and […]
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February 2, 2023 - April 24, 2023
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery
The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery in the John F. Germany Public Library presents Butterfly Resurrection Tree Project by Michelle Becker. Using the image of a tree as a repeating motif, Becker explores how humans ascribe special meaning to objects apart from their intrinsic value. On view from Feb 2 – April 24, 2023. […]
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February 2, 2023
Tampa Theatre
2h / Not Rated / Documentary After Jackie celebrates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson opened the door for other African Americans to join the league and this documentary taps into key people and events in the aftermath. The film tells the story of the second wave of Black baseball players after Jackie […]
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February 2, 2023 - February 19, 2023
HCC Ybor Studio Theatre
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – the victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to […]
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February 3, 2023
Tampa Theatre
LIVE ON STAGE Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce that comedian Nikki Glaser will return to Tampa Theatre’s historic stage with The Good Girl Tour at 7:00pm Friday, Feb. 3. For over a decade at clubs and theatres across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, she has been honing her […]
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February 4, 2023
The Barn at Winthrop
What do you get when you mix a love for beer and and love for ballet? Beers for Barres, Brandon’s very own ballet beer fest! For the first time since 2019, we’re gathering Brandon’s finest beer brewers for an evening of ballet performance and beer tasting! Our company dancers will be performing excerpts from Swan […]
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February 5, 2023
Tampa Theatre
2h 14m / G / Family Adventure At the time of its production, The Wiz was the most expensive movie musical ever made, a genre not known for being cheap to produce. Still: how much would you pay to get Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell, Michael Jackson and more at the peak of their artistic powers? Directed by Sidney Lumet (12 Angry […]
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February 8, 2023
Power Stories
After an extended intermission, we are back and better than before. Having endured over a year without live theatre, we are sure you have something to say and we have just the safe space to say it. Make us laugh. Make us cry. We invite you back to Powerstories’ Open Mic to tell your story […]
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February 10, 2023
Tampa Theatre
1h 36m / R / Crime, Drama When Belly was released in 1998, critics hated it. It’s a well-worn story for REWIND movies. Presumably they were expecting Boyz n the Hood, and if that’s what you’re expecting, yes, give Belly one and a half stars. But that’s because Belly is an experimental art film that somehow got a mass-market multiplex release. One might expect the inserted clip […]
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February 11, 2023
Islamic Society of New Tampa
A fun family friendly event open free to the public. Local Muslim artists will be showcasing and selling their beautiful and unique Islamic art and other art and handicrafts. There will be local henna painting artists painting traditional henna designs on hands and arms. There will be a local Arabic calligraphy artist writing people’s names […]
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February 11, 2023
Tampa Theatre
1h 7m / Not Rated / Documentary Some call the survival of La Gaceta newspaper, a miracle at a time when print journalism is considered an endangered species. La Gaceta’s roots stem from political refugees, a strong immigrant past… cigars… romance and rumors all creating an incredible perspective into a century of Hispanic history and culture in Tampa. This film, La Gaceta […]
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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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