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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Calendar: Special Events/Parks&Rec

Start Date: 3/1/2014
End Date: 3/2/2014

Description:
Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Street
Tampa, Fl 33602

Event Hours: Saturday,9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closure Area: Tampa Street between Polk and Kennedy Blvd. - Franklin Street between Polk and Kennedy Blvd. - Zack, Twiggs and Madison between Ashley and Florida

Held annually the first weekend in March, The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts showcases 300 of the world’s most talented artists who essentially transform a downtown Tampa park into a museum. Pre-jurors undergo the painstaking process of hand-picking these artists from the more than 1,000 who apply to participate.

The art festival got its start in 1970 and has steadily blossomed. Today, the average attendance has grown to more than 250,000 people, making this show the place to be for artists looking to reach a broader audience of art lovers.

Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. In addition to the art displays, the festival also includes live entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors.

www.gasparillaarts.com

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