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Tampa Bay Metro Arts and Entertainment Guide. The premiere guide to the best in arts and entertainment around metro Tampa Bay, Florida.

Maureen and Doug Cohn

A PASSION FOR ART

Maureen and Doug Cohn Support Tampa Museum of ArtMaureen and Doug Cohn  Maureen and Doug Cohn are pillars within the Tampa Bay art scene, as both private collectors and supporters. The Cohn’s passion for art...

13th Annual Martinis for Moffitt

Celebrate the summer with a cool martini and help raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Straz Center. Hosted by Bay Area Advisors, now in its 13th...

Bay Area Unites for 7th Annual FARA Energy Ball

  In the pursuit of treatments and a cure for FA, the Tampa community will unite with scientists and patient families on September 17-19, 2015 at the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) seventh annual Scientific...
Art of the Brick

THE ART OF THE BRICK

  EXPERIENCE THE ART OF THE BRICK in Downtown Tampa  Free to all from June 23 through September 4 802 East Whiting Street  THE ART OF THE BRICK is a global touring exhibition rated by CNN as one of...
Susanne Bartsch

A Bold Look At The Art Of Fashion Icon Susanne Bartsch

  The upcoming exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art will display Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter from July 29 – November 12, 2017. The exhibit will feature 35 looks spanning Bartsch’s career including designs by Alexander...

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children...
The Chainsmokers perform at 93.3 Jingle Ball 2016

93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2016

On the second to last stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2016 at Amalie Arena presented by Capital One in Tampa, iconic and emerging performers hit the stage including Pitbull, The Chainsmokers,...
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Tampa Bay Welcomes Artists & Art Lovers

THE 47TH ANNUAL RAYMOND JAMES GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WELCOMES ARTISTS & ART LOVERSFrom all parts of the country, artist migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts,...

Fashion and Surrealism at The Dali Museum

Roy Stevens, Horst directing fashion shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives, 1949.  © Condé Nast / Horst Estate    Fashion and Art Meld in the Current Exhibition on Display at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg   Horst: Photographs —...
Checkers

Rockwell: A True Artist

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell on view at Tampa Museum of Art   One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978) was a keen observer of...
The Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Cultivating Culture in Tampa Bay

  GMF at night along the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  Photo by Michael Schuhmann   The cultural happenings of music and movies as Gasparilla celebrations continue to cultivate the arts. By Mary Lou Janson    Live music and independent...
Straz Center 2015-16 Season

Straz Center Previews Broadway Series

  Filled with hits for all ages, The Straz Center offers eight shows as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway season. Lion King returns to wow audiences, along with Tony Award winners...
Tom Petty - A Florida Son

Free Falling: A Tom Petty Song for Every Situation

  A Florida Son Tom Petty Leaves Us With A Legacy of Music (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017)  Thomas Earl Petty was born October 20, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, the first of two sons of Kitty...

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

 Visit with Santa at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through Dec. 31  Start a family tradition by visiting the million twinkling lights, holiday shows and even Santa himself at Busch Gardens Christmas Town through December 31....

Inspirational Performances Under The Big Top

Cirque du Soleil’s “VOLTA” Cirque du Soleil announces its 41st original production, VOLTA, a new touring show under the big top.  VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of...
Best of Show

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Winners

The 45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts announces winners of the awards, totaling $75,000. Recently hosted at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, February 28th - March 1st, the event is a premier...

METRO ART: Canvassing The Bay

   By Mary Lou Janson  Large-scale paintings are popping up in unexpected places throughout Tampa Bay, creating brilliant backdrops on exterior walls, adding drama to drab parking garages and bringing original, dynamic artworks to the...

Exploring the Evolution of Portraiture Art

Vanni Rossi (Italian, 1894-1973) Self-Portrait Smoking (1920) Oil on canvas Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson    Contemplating Character Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud There is still time to visit the Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition Contemplating...
Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns To Tampa’s Riverwalk

  The 2-day festival held on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will offer music and activities for the entire family. The festival will feature more than 40 bands along four stages."GMF 2017 will feature the biggest acts to...
Norma Kamali in Tampa Bay

Fashion & Art: A Discussion With Norma Kamali

   Merging Fashion, Fitness and Art  Metro Exclusive Interview With Norma Kamali by Ronda M. Parag   On June 6 in New York City, Norma Kamali received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion...

Expanding The Art Scene: The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Opens

 Downtown St. Petersburg adds another museum – The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art to its already acclaimed museum district. Co-Founded by Chair Emeritus, of Raymond James Financial, Tom James, and his wife,...
Museum of Fine Arts

Two New Art Leaders in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has quite the arts scene and two important cultural influences, the Museum of Fine Arts and Florida CraftArt, each have new directors that will lead the respective destinations into the new year.   Kristen...
Gasparilla International Film Festival event

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

      The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, will re-arrange their daily routines to...

Time for the Movies

Time for the Movies at the 2015 Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival  The 9th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival offers 140 films and attracts enthusiasts, filmmakers and talent from across the globe in...

Getting A Groove On

 Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm - 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in...
Rooftop Eve Tampa

Rooftop Eve Party

   The Rooftop Eve Goes Downtown with “City Nights” Celebration  The Rooftop Eve, Tampa’s most unique New Year’s Eve party, goes downtown with a new location across from Amalie Arena, in the heart of downtown Tampa. The...
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2018

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2018 The Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is now 2 Days!  Sat, May 26, 2018, 12:00 PM – Sun, May 27, 2018, 10:00 PM EDTSpend Memorial Day weekend with us at the best...
TORUK is a live immersive multi-media spectacle

New Cirque du Soleil Show Comes To Tampa

  New Cirque du Soleil show TORUK – The First Flight is coming to the Bay area.   Inspired by James Cameron’s movie AVATAR, the new Cirque du Soleil touring show TORUK – The First Flight is...
Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art

“STRANGE BEAUTY” 13TH ANNUAL PRIDE & PASSION

Surrealist Headdress BallInspired by The Rothschild’s “Diner de Têtes Surrealiste” at Chateau de Ferrières.   Saturday, April 14, 2018 8pm - Midnight  Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money...

Straz Center Presents The Realish Housewives of South Tampa – A Parody

Cast of The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody - photo Kirsten Miccoli   Get Ready Tampa For A Hilarious Night Of Feuds, Friends And Fun At The Jaeb Theatre. Brawls! Booze! Botox! The Straz Center...

Ready, Set, Shop at JLT’s Holiday Gift Market

 Shoppers are delighted with the selection of holiday merchants at the Junior League of Tampa's 2014 Holiday Gift Market    It is time to find the perfect gifts for yourself or someone on your gift...
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017

Margaritas, Barenaked Ladies and Fireworks

  The 5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns, serving up fabulous Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands w/ headliner BARENAKED LADIES, and an amazing fireworks show.  Saturday, May 27, 12 PM - 11 PM Spend Memorial Day weekend with...

Celebrate the Panama Canal

 Museum of Fine Arts exhibits photographs by Ernest “Red” Hallen              In celebration of the centennial of the Panama Canal, the Museum of Fine Arts commemorates the milestone with an exhibit of 50 photographs by Ernest...
Serena Williams

On Exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art

    Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present  The exhibition currently on display at the Tampa Museum of Art was created in hopes to bring a new audience to the museum. The 217...

45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

   Artists from around the world fill Curtis Hixon Park for the Gasparilla Arts Festival     Time to get your fill of art this weekend at the annual arts festival in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – downtown...
Theo Wujcik (American, 1936-2014), Nuenen, 1986.

Made in Tampa: Selections from the Permanent Collection, from the 1970s to Now

Theo Wujcik (American, 1936-2014), Nuenen, 1986. Acrylic and paper collage on canvas. Tampa Museum of Art, gift given in memory of Charles Parkhill Lykes by his daughter, Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt, 1998.037.a-.b. © Theo Wujcik...

Art: Tampa Museum of Art Showcases Folk Art

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From The American Folk Art Museum    Featuring more than 100 works by diverse artists, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, presents an original premise that considers the changing implications...
Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Riverwalk Pulses with Music

  The 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival Riverwalk in downtown Tampa on March 10 - 11  Music lovers will be thrilled with the lineup of over 40 bands with five stages, set along the Riverwalk in  ...
Trampled by Turtles to perform at the Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Fest Finding its Groove in 4th Year

Growing Festival Offers 'Something for Everyone' March 7 & 8 in Downtown Tampa    The Gasparilla Music Festival ("GMF") is holding its fourth annual installment the weekend of March 7-8 in downtown Tampa and continues to build...

Beat the Summer Heat

Two New Exhibitions At The Tampa Museum of Art Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Flowers (II.64-73?), edition ?, 1970 Screenprint 38 1/8 x 38 1/8 in. 2006.161 Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer © 2015 The Andy...
Santaella Studios For The Arts

Calling all Art, History and Charity Lovers

 Start the weekend off right by meeting local artists and creatives and supporting the Children’s Cancer Center. The historic Santaella Studios for the Arts will be hosting the annual Open House & Art Show...
Kirk Ke Wang

YES & NO

 Yes & No, by Kirk Ke Wang opens Friday, February 20 at CASS Contemporary from 7 - 9 PM. Appetizers by Datz, wine by Cru Cellars, and valet provided.  Explore paintings, photographs, and installations that depict...

Ring in the New Year at Tampa’s Rooftop Eve

Good Bye 2015, Hello 2016  The top floor of Tampa's Ft. Brooke Parking Garage will host one of the chicest and hottest places to ring in 2016. The new location, this year,will offer amazing views...
Tampa Theatre WineFest

Tampa Theatre 2015 WineFest

 Not-to-be-missed, the Tampa Theatre hosts the 14th annual movie-themed wine and food event with something for everyone. From the new Thursday night kickoff, Movie Under the Stars, to the Friday Wine Tasting, to Saturday's...

The Vinoy Renaissance Host Alt-Pop Duo MS MR

Alt Duo MS MR will perform at the Renaissance Vinoy   Looking for a fun local happening on Friday?Renaissance Hotels has teamed up with Billboard and AEG for its "The Navigator Live" event series...

Art and Fashion Collide

Art and Fashion Collide at SmARTly DRESSED   It’s time to dress to impress at the 37th annual fall fashion show, luncheon and silent auction, to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts presented by The Stuart...

Book of Mormon Opens at The Straz Center

    Specially Priced Tickets AvailableThe wildly funny and winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, opens at the Straz Center in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and runs for a...
Art Ties Us Gala

Art Ties Us – An Evening with the Artists

 What began with a simple idea to recognize the economic impact of local artists throughout the City of St. Petersburg has become a passion project for Laurie Stogniew, event chair and founder of Bayshore...

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