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In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of Tampa Wordsmith, Gianna Russo, is launching a city-wide community project through a poetry challenge. Russo is seeking poems about our fair city, Tampa, otherwise known as T-Town, the Big Guava,…
Updated: 04/05/2021 - 12:42 pm
Lights on Tampa, a program of the City of Tampa, Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs, is being presented this year as a self-guided tour of the new & existing works of Public Art in the downtown core. Music, dance and other cultural…
Updated: 03/04/2021 - 10:54 am
Arts & Cultural Affairs Manager, Robin NighCity of Tampa, Arts & Cultural Affairs Manager, Robin Nigh, was recently named one of the top 25 creative revolutionaries that lead the way for positive change by CODAWorx, the hub of the…
Updated: 02/15/2021 - 04:52 pm
On Friday, November 20, the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council will present 260 copies of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist to Hillsborough County School District officials.  The event will occur at 10 am at Bailey…
Updated: 11/17/2020 - 07:41 am
Mayor Jane Castor, along with Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, will be dedicating the most recent installment of Art on the Block program, a mural at the R.I.C.H House at Robles Park. Local artist Ya Levy La’Ford, who was commissioned to create the…
Updated: 11/05/2020 - 10:41 am
On Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, from 9 am to noon, two new Crosswalks to Classrooms murals will be painted at Edison and Dale Mabry Elementary Schools (weather permitting).  Artist Jay Giroux of the READ Movement will paint crosswalk…
Updated: 10/01/2020 - 07:07 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and: Marggie Nichols, CPA, the Altura GroupMonica Martino Angel, Co-founder of Angel ConsultingDiana…
Updated: 09/23/2020 - 07:43 am
In celebration of the City of Tampa’s fifth Crosswalks to Classrooms project at Broward Elementary School, on Friday, September 19th at 11 am, Mayor Jane Castor and Jacobs, a local engineering consulting firm, will distribute children’s books to the…
Updated: 09/18/2020 - 06:33 am
Mayor Castor Appoints Gianna Russo as Wordsmith TAMPA, FL (September 11, 2020) Mayor Jane Castor has appointed the City’s first Wordsmith, local writer and educator, Gianna Russo. As part of the Art on the Block program, an initiative by Mayor Jane…
Updated: 09/11/2020 - 07:14 am
As part of Mayor Castor’s commitment to Vision Zero and transforming Tampa’s tomorrow, the City of Tampa will unveil our fifth Crosswalks to Classrooms project at Broward Elementary Monday, August 31 at 7:30 a.m., enlivening the crosswalk at Osborne…
Updated: 08/28/2020 - 10:06 am
On Friday, August 21st from 9 am to noon, a new Crosswalks to Classrooms project will be painted at Broward Elementary School (weather permitting).  Artist Jay Giroux of READ will paint a crosswalk mural featuring designs from popular elementary…
Updated: 08/20/2020 - 09:47 am
Original artist, Matt May, will be installing new artwork that features the athletes that attend the New Tampa Community Center. The artwork is a complement to his original installation of large-scale photographic transparencies featured in the…
Updated: 07/29/2020 - 07:39 am
The City of Tampa has commissioned local artists to paint five intersections throughout the City, all on Saturday, June 27th, with the intent of unity and inclusiveness.  To date, more than a dozen street murals have been painted in the City of…
Updated: 06/27/2020 - 07:27 am
Get creative with the written word and participate in Haiku from Home, a new project developed by local poet and educator, Gianna Russo, and launched by our Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Write a haiku about a distinct moment during these…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
The City is Tampa is launching a pilot public messaging campaign reminding people to practice social distancing in high-density public pedestrian right-of-ways. The messages will reflect the stay calm, stay kind, and stay safe theme, these messages …
Updated: 04/03/2020 - 05:53 pm