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Fourth Fridays attendees scroll through the Tampa Museum of Arts exhibits.

What are you doing Friday night? Join the growing crowd hanging out at museums, restaurants

Need another reason to fall in love with downtown Tampa’s growing urban scene? Check out Fourth Fridays along the Riverwalk.


Looking for family friendly outdoor activities this fall?

Fall festivals featuring seafood, international music and culture, fireworks, outdoor concerts and car shows are among the fun things to do in the Tampa Bay region in late October through November.


Want to attract artists, creatives to your town? Transform a neighborhood

Pinellas Park transforms a once blighted urban area of the city into an eclectic arts village with affordable studio space and housing for working artists and entrepreneurs.


Book excerpt: Seafood Lovers Florida by Bruce Hunt

What is your favorite seafood place in Florida? Author Bruce Hunt shares his top picks in a new book that takes readers on a culinary tour of the state.


Lingering summer heat still wilting your ‘do? Get ready to be cool outdoors in the Tampa Bay region

Whatever your outdoor pleasure -- birding, corn mazes, pumpkins, colorful leaves, bicycling, wildflowers, goats, etc. -- you can find fun things to do in the fall like no other season that will lure you, your friends and family to get outside and play.

Gianna Rendina-Gobioff

Local Gobioff Foundation puts up cash to spur creative placemaking in Tampa

Tampa Treasure includes up to $30,000 in seed money for creative placemaking projects within the City of Tampa or the neighborhood area served by the University Area Community Development Corporation.  

Nerissa Street

Practitioners and Partners: Artspace Evolves Breaking Ground Into "Idea Lab" That Celebrates Artists

Artspace’s annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day “idea lab” on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Take a peek behind the scenes with SPF16 artists

What better way to highlight St. Petersburg as a city of the arts than with a month-long festival showcasing local arts?  The second annual St. Petersburg Festival kicks off in September with an impressive line-up of artistic talent.

A "Before I Die" wall is installed along the Tampa Riverwalk. Leadership Tampa Bay is behind the project that will soon host anonymous "Before I Die" wishes.

What's on your bucket list? Post it on Before I Die Wall coming to Tampa, St. Pete

Leadership Tampa Bay class brings "Before I die I want to ____'' global art project to Tampa Riverwalk. You're invited to fill in the blank.

Grand Opening of El Barrio

How affordable artist housing can help cultural communities "celebrate themselves"

Artspace enjoys a long history of working with culturally distinct groups in the development of affordable artist live/work housing and community spaces. From El Barrio in New York to Honolulu, Hawaii, these projects allow artists to celebrate themselves.


St. Petersburg businesses find art good for bottom line

St. Petersburg’s designation as a city of the arts is more than individual artists shining the spotlight on their talent. Businesses are realizing that creative collaboration with the arts is good for the bottom line and a positive force for economic development.


Touch mural, make sound: new Urban Conga project entices play

Murals are popping up all over the Tampa Bay region as part of the local urban scene. But one very special creation in Hyde Park Village may get even you to giggle. Touch the mural and see what happens!

Al fresco ballerinas in Trinidad, CO

Helping artists across the U.S. build capacity and community

Artspace started 30 years ago with a simple plan to develop more affordable housing for artists. Now they're taking a place-based consulting approach to help artists build capacity, raise funds and learn from each other -- on a wider scale than ever before.


Meet a few chalk artists sketching images, portraits on urban sidewalks everywhere

Local art festivals often feature a special display by chalk artists or street painters who attract admirers young and old to see amazing creations flowing over cracks and concrete blemishes. 

Streetcar Live powered by Gasparilla Music Festival brought the Ries Brothers to the TECO Line "stage".

Gasparilla Music Festival expands influence year-round

The Gasparilla Music Festival takes place for one weekend in March in downtown Tampa, but its foundation’s ongoing, long-term commitment is to music exposure, education and enjoyment throughout the Tampa Bay region.
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