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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.
Art Lovers
March 18, 2024 - June 26, 2024
Gallery 221 HCC
Live-Work is an exploration of built environments in transition and how we move through them. It takes its name from the language of mixed-use development, asking us to consider the connection between labor, recreation, daily life and cultural perceptions of place. Three artists—matthew anthony batty, Dakota Parkinson and Andrés Ramirez—speak to the transformative processes involved […]
Art Lovers
May 11, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport / Westshore
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Join us for an event that […]
Art Lovers
May 15, 2024 - June 9, 2024
Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse
The Smuggler: A Thriller In Verse By Ronán Noone Starring Giles Davies May 15-Jun 9, 2024 Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear.” In this […]
Art Lovers
May 16, 2024 - June 10, 2024
Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse
The Smuggler: A Thriller In Verse By Ronán Noone Starring Giles Davies May 15-Jun 9, 2024 Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear.” In this […]
Art Lovers
May 16, 2024 - June 3, 2024
August 1914: Taliesin, the extraordinary home of Frank Lloyd Wright, is burning. After receiving an urgent telephone call, the famed master builder rushes on board a train in Chicago bound for the Wisconsin countryside. To complicate matters, Wright is joined in the private coach by his lover’s former husband, Edwin Cheney. Both men are desperate […]
Art Lovers
May 17, 2024 - June 11, 2024
Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse
The Smuggler: A Thriller In Verse By Ronán Noone Starring Giles Davies May 15-Jun 9, 2024 Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear.” In this […]
Art Lovers
May 17, 2024 - June 4, 2024
August 1914: Taliesin, the extraordinary home of Frank Lloyd Wright, is burning. After receiving an urgent telephone call, the famed master builder rushes on board a train in Chicago bound for the Wisconsin countryside. To complicate matters, Wright is joined in the private coach by his lover’s former husband, Edwin Cheney. Both men are desperate […]
Art Lovers
May 18, 2024 - June 11, 2024
Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse
The Smuggler: A Thriller In Verse By Ronán Noone Starring Giles Davies May 15-Jun 9, 2024 Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear.” In this […]
Art Lovers
May 18, 2024 - June 5, 2024
August 1914: Taliesin, the extraordinary home of Frank Lloyd Wright, is burning. After receiving an urgent telephone call, the famed master builder rushes on board a train in Chicago bound for the Wisconsin countryside. To complicate matters, Wright is joined in the private coach by his lover’s former husband, Edwin Cheney. Both men are desperate […]
Art Lovers
May 19, 2024 - June 13, 2024
Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse
The Smuggler: A Thriller In Verse By Ronán Noone Starring Giles Davies May 15-Jun 9, 2024 Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear.” In this […]
Art Lovers
May 19, 2024 - June 6, 2024
August 1914: Taliesin, the extraordinary home of Frank Lloyd Wright, is burning. After receiving an urgent telephone call, the famed master builder rushes on board a train in Chicago bound for the Wisconsin countryside. To complicate matters, Wright is joined in the private coach by his lover’s former husband, Edwin Cheney. Both men are desperate […]
Art Lovers
May 23, 2024 - June 17, 2024
Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse
The Smuggler: A Thriller In Verse By Ronán Noone Starring Giles Davies May 15-Jun 9, 2024 Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That all changes when a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear.” In this […]
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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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