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Igniting your access to the arts

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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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October 1, 2020 - January 1, 2023
King Corona Cigars
Tours meet nightly at 7:30 pm
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October 5, 2020 - January 25, 2021
Virtual
Learn to sing opera the right way from a professional tenor who has performed around the world. If you love to sing opera and need a mentor, look no further.
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October 11, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
In celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote, Reframed exhibits four internationally renowned photographers who analyze the representation of women and female stereotypes in media, culture and science.
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October 11, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Bruce Davidson is celebrated for photography that captures the humanity of his subjects. This exhibition focuses on six series he created in the New York City area from 1959 to 1998.
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October 12, 2020 - February 22, 2021
Virtual
Private tutor live, online at Teachbeach. Let´s improve your Spanish using conversational style classes. We can talk about different topics: gastronomy, culture, history, politics, or anything of your interests. My method, before the virus, was to take you to the places you would like to know about: museums, restaurants, parks, malls, or any other places. […]
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November 13, 2020 - January 8, 2021
Pinellas Ale Works
Latest exhibit at PAW celebrates Star Wars in Tim Gibbons' latest art exhibit
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December 1, 2020 - January 2, 2021
Carrollwood Cultural Center
"ADIOS 2020!" An exciting 2020 Year-End Abstract Exhibition with 24+ large abstract paintings by Artist Leslie Jeffery. The exhibition will open Dec. 1st and run through Jan. 3rd at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Ave, Tampa.
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December 15, 2020 - February 9, 2021
Virtual
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) invites you to talk about happiness and well-being.
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December 16, 2020 - January 10, 2021
St. Pete ArtWorks
Marie Cummings new work investigates the magical combination of color and story. The non-complementary colors she employs have been a progression into new unintentional and unrestrained exploration. These mixed media paintings on paper and canvas bring into play green, representing the love of people, animals and nature with orange’s enthusiastic creativity. Visit Marie’s Unbridled Art […]
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January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Big Cat Rescue
Located on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area, Big Cat Rescue is one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats. Our mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end the abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent the extinction of big cats in […]
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January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre
Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre features unique giant puppets and traditional small forms presented in a variety of school settings and venues. The Nine-Foot-Tall puppets are unforgettable. The traditional figures bring joy to your heart. They are excellent for in-school performances or a great school field trip at PuppetWorld Playhouse. Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre […]
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January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Carrollwood Cultural Center
In addition to offering arts-based enrichment classes, the Carrollwood Cultural Center strives to make a positive impact on local youth by featuring a series of fun, educational shows and field trip opportunities throughout the year. Visit us at CarrollwoodCenter.org for info about our upcoming season.
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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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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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