: ' arts'

Morean Arts Center Celebrates 100 Years

  The Morean Arts Center Is Celebrating 100 Years Of The Arts In St. Petersburg With A City Proclamation.   The Morean Arts Center is celebrating 100 years of the arts in St. Petersburg with a City [...]

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, [...]

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The Red [...]

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 [...]

BEST OF METRO 2017: Arts & Entertainment

  Tampa Bay Arts & Entertainment   Tampa Museum of Art Best Museum for Public Programs The Museum is dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered [...]

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.     [...]

Events: Celebrating Cuban Culture At Pavilion XXXI

(L-R): Pavilion XXXI co-chair Stacie Linsky, honoree Maureen Cohn and co-chair Susie Rice   Two Dynamic And Art Loving Couples Are The Co-chairs For Pavilion XXXI   This year, Stacie and Sam Linsky and Susie and [...]

Art: Tampa Museum of Art Showcases Folk Art

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From The American Folk Art Museum     eaturing 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 [...]

Weekender: Paddle Into Paradise

Grab A Paddle And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Fort Lauderdale   With its spectacular glass lobby overlooking a lush natural preserve, Fort Lauderdale Marriott North provides a grand destination for business guests and vacationing families. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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     [...]

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 [...]

Best of Metro 2016: Arts & Entertainment

The Best of Metro Tampa Bay. the bay’s best   Tampa Bay Arts & Entertainment       Tampa Museum of Art Best Public Art Museum The exhibits are ever-changing to promote, explore and expand the [...]

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

    Pavilion XXX When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Naughty or Nice was the theme for Pavilion XXX, chaired by Penny and Jeff Vinik with presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The museum [...]

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 juried [...]

Tampa Theatre Salutes the Movies

    As a fan of the movies, there is no better place to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscar Awards, than at the Tampa Theatre’s 16th Annual Hollywood Awards Night. Guests are encouraged to wear [...]

METRO Family: Community

Changing Lives Through Performing Arts Patel Conservatory Celebrates Ten Years |  By Ronda M. Parag     From the state-of-the-art classrooms to the stages of Broadway, concert halls and rock venues, the students who spend some [...]