Feature Story Paint the Town Citrus' annual Florida Highwaymen art show includes work such as this untitled painting by Mary Ann Carroll.

December arts in Tampa Bay: Broadway shows, holiday art markets, live orchestras, new exhibits

The December arts scene in Tampa Bay includes events at Creative Clay and the Tampa Museum of Art, new exhibitions at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, an annual Florida Highwaymen show, a Broadway Christmas at the Mahaffey and holiday art markets.

Innovation News Shopapalooza returns to St. Pete's Vinoy Park November 25th and 26th with a record 365 vendors.

Shopapalooza returns to St. Pete's Vinoy Park bigger than ever

Shopapalooza, the annual festival over Small Business Saturday weekend, returns to St. Pete's Vinoy Park on November 25th and 26th with an all-time-high of 365 vendors.

Feature Story Mike Lally and Tricia Manning, co-chairs of Social Venture Partners, at SVP's 2022 Fast Pitch competition, a Shark Tank-style event for local nonprofits.

Sharing their expertise: Tampa Bay executives give back to the community

Tampa Bay's 50-and-over executives and business leaders give back to the community by volunteering their expertise and experience with local nonprofits.

Partner Content A photo illustration of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority's Lee Roy Selmon Expressway through downtown Tampa.

THEA 60 for 60: Expressway Authority celebrates anniversary, plans for Tampa's future

As the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) celebrates its 60th anniversary, the agency is focused on Tampa's future with expansion and improvements to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway and a vision to transform the land under the expressway into community and park space that connects neighborhoods.    

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Masthead gallery: Sanding Ovations

A photo gallery from the 2023 Sanding Ovations sand sculpting exhibition and competition, held at Treasure Island from November 16th through 19th.

For Good The Florida Botanical Gardens' new Majeed Discovery Garden is a place where children can get outside and play and get hands-on education on plants, horticulture and sustainability.

Florida Botanical Gardens' Majeed Discovery Garden connects children with nature

The Florida Botanical Gardens fulfills its longtime vision to open a children's garden with the new Majeed Discovery Garden.

For Good Holiday Lights in the Gardens returns to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo from November  24th through December 31st.

Guide to holiday lights around Tampa Bay

A look at some of the holiday light displays and festive events around the Tampa Bay region this year.

Feature Story Afghan women share stories of strength and perseverance in "Arrows of Light: The Journeys of Afghan Women," a book edited by Tampa resident Pamela Varkony, tells

Afghan women share stories of strength in “Arrows of Light”

Afghan women share their stories of strength in "Arrows of Light: The Journeys of Afghan Women," a book edited by Tampa resident, motivational speaker and award-winning writer Pamela Varkony.

Feature Story The murals along Yellow Brick Row add to the unique character of Tampa Heights.

Neighborhood transformation and historic preservation in Tampa Heights

Over the last decade, the renovated Rialto Theatre, Ulele restaurant, Water Works Park, Armature Works and an in-demand residential market transformed Tampa Heights. As the neighborhood changes and grows, the Tampa Downtown Partnership wants to see the historic North Franklin Street corridor dubbed Yellow Brick Row protected and preserved.

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Masthead gallery: Wonders of Wildlife Festival

A photo gallery from the fifth annual Wonders of Wildlife Festival, held November 11th at Edward Medard Conservation Park in Plant City.  

For Good The River Tower Festival returns November 11th as the City of Tampa is funding the first refurbishment of the Sulphur Springs Water Tower since 1989.

River Tower Festival returns to raise money, awareness for iconic Sulphur Springs Water Tower

The River Tower Festival returns on November 11th. The all-day concert event raises money and awareness for the repair and restoration of the iconic Sulphur Springs Water Tower.

Development News The Tampa Downtown Partnership's neighborhood enhancement grant program is seeking ideas from the community for programs and events that enhance downtown neighborhoods.

Tampa Downtown Partnership launches neighborhood enhancement grant program

The Tampa Downtown Partnership's new community enhancement grant program is an opportunity for community members and groups to pitch ideas for projects and events that enhance the personality of downtown neighborhoods.

Development News Tampa Bay's new women's professional soccer club, Tampa Bay Sun FC, has revealed its name, logo and colors.

Downtown Tampa tidbits: Tampa Bay Sun FC, Pendry construction, Water Street openings

Tampa Bay's women's professional soccer team has revealed its name, Tampa Bay Sun FC, colors and logo. Construction starts on the Pendry hotel and residential tower. Toastique opens in Water Street Tampa.

Feature Story Paddle Pub Clearwater Beach is part of AMPLIFY Clearwater's inaugural tourism incubator.

AMPLIFY Clearwater's newly-launched tourism incubator welcomes its first class

Ten entrepreneurs are learning the brass tacks of building and running a business through AMPLIFY Clearwater's inaugural tourism incubator.

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Masthead gallery: Clearwater's Art in the Park

A photo gallery from Clearwater's inaugural Art in the Park event, held at waterfront Coachman Park in late October.

For Good Family Healthcare Foundation navigators work to improve health care access and reduce health inequities in a four-county region of Tampa Bay  by helping families and children enroll in affordable, quality health insurance programs.

Family Healthcare Foundation: 25 years of working for equitable health care access in Tampa Bay

The Family Healthcare Foundation, its team of navigators and community partners work to provide equitable access to affordable health insurance and reduce health disparities in a four-county region of Tampa Bay.

For Good F​ox 13 anchor and breast cancer survivor Linda Hurtado and Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond were the MCs at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on October 28th.

Photo story: American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Photos from the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, held at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on October 28th.

Partner Content Rendering of a hypothetical redevelopment scenario adjacent to BayCare Ballpark, home of Philadelphia Phillies spring training and the Clearwater Threshers. The hypothetical project transforms the site with a mix of office, retail and residential.

City of Clearwater launches Property Redevelopment Assistance Program

The Clearwater Economic Development Division's new Property Redevelopment Assistance Program is designed to connect with the owners of properties throughout the city that are prime for redevelopment.

Feature Story A group of young women pose at Miami Beach circa 1925. The one-piece women's bathing suits popular in the decade helped pave the way for modern swimwear.

"Decade of Change: Florida in the 1920s" foxtrots into the Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center's new exhibit, "Decade of Change: Florida in the 1920s," journeys into a time period that played a significant role in shaping the modern-day Sunshine State and Bay Area.

Feature Story This season at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art on St. Pete College's Tarpon Springs campus features exhibits that spotlight the intersection of education and art.

November arts roundup: Exhibitions, concerts, theater, ballet and more

The November arts scene in Tampa Bay includes exhibits at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art showcasing the intersection of art and education, The Florida Orchestra, the Tampa City Ballet, the Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg and more.