Art Programs

Andante by Heidi Lippman. Photo: Dave Hellane
Andante by Heidi Lippman. Photo: Dave Hellane

New! West Tampa Coloring Book
Grab your colored pencils and learn about the history of West Tampa! A new coloring book  produced by the City of Tampa Art Programs Division and Archives and Records is now available for kids of all ages.  

Riverwalk Public Art
The City of Tampa recently installed new public art installations that enhance the experience of the beautiful Riverwalk. Just a short walk from Waterworks Park to the Tampa Museum, visitors will see gorgeous sculptures, a colorful glass installation, and murals that wrap a downtown garage.  Explore today!  Also, check out our newest mural in VM Ybor recently completed by artist team, Illsol!

Explore History Through the Arts 
The City of Tampa's Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, located at 900 E. Scott Street, is now open! The artwork at Perry Harvey Park is unique and contextual. Four major artworks by four artists work together in an attempt to tell the full and complex story of the abundant contributions of the African American community and Historic Central Avenue.  

Explore History through the Arts at Perry Harvey, Sr. Park

Downtown after dark?
Take a tour! Download our self-guided tour  which features the lighted bridges over the Hillsborough River, the new "Stay Curious" mural at the Poe Garage, and many other art installations downtown. 

Art Classes
Tampa Parks and Recreation is proud to offer visual and performing arts experiences for children and adults that connect the citizens of Tampa to their creativity. These classes, workshops, camps and performances are for anyone looking to explore and develop their creative voice in a nuturing and supportive environment. For more information, visit Parks & Recreation  Arts and Theatre Programs.

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.