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The City of Tampa's Art Programs Division is seeking photographs or home movies from individuals or institutions that relate to Tampa's historic African American neighborhoods, including the Central Avenue business district, the Scrub, and Dobyville. Additionally, photographs or film footage showing activities, businesses, parades, and/or important events in those neighborhoods are also wanted.

The photographs and film footage are being collected for possible use in the preparation and presentation of several large-scale art installations for Perry Harvey Park. Photographs and/or home movies will be scanned or copied and returned via mail or be made available for pick-up after scanning.

Anyone with photographs or film footage that would like to have them considered for inclusion in a public art installation, or be part of an archive of the City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay History Center may bring them to one of the locations listed below. It is requested that images be received Friday March 31st, 2014, 5:00 p.m. While collection of these images/movies will continue, they will be needed by this date to be considered for the public art installation.

Locations & contact information where photographs and home movies may be dropped off:

City of Tampa City Clerk's 3rd floor of Old City Hall
315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602

City of Tampa Archives and Records Services
3402 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, Florida 33607
Jennifer Dietz (Jennifer.Dietz@tampagov.net)

Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Rodney Kite-Powell, Saunders Foundation Curator of History (rkp@tampabayhistorycenter.org)

For additional information, please feel free to contact:
City of Tampa Art Programs Division Office artprograms@tampagov.net
(813) 274-8531


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The Art Programs Division develops and provides free access to artistic excellence. The division facilitates the creation of art representative of the character and identity of Tampa to major public-use projects and to heighten Tampa's reputation and visibility both regionally and nationally as a city culturally aware and supportive of the arts.

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City of Tampa Art Programs Department
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, Florida  33602

Telephone: (813) 274-8531
Fax: (813) 274-8409

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