About the Arts Alliance

The Tampa Arts Alliance is a catalyst and convener of arts advocates, dedicated to making Tampa a city known for excellence in the arts.

Without the arts we cannot tell our story. Tampa is not just a city trying to be like somewhere else. We want to raise up the profile of our arts and culture to show off what makes Tampa unique. There is a lot to love here.


Our vision is for Tampa to be internationally recognized as a vibrant and dynamic city for the arts. 


Tampa Arts Alliance was founded to advance the arts in Tampa by providing foundational support to the arts ecosystem. We focus on identifying community stakeholders, encouraging the development of spaces for artists to live, work and display, fostering commerce in the arts industry, and promoting Tampa as a vibrant city of the arts.

Arts Education Discussion
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An Artful Evening
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The Arts as Economy talk to Leadership Tampa 2021
The Arts as Economy talk to Leadership Tampa 2021
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Townhall Meeting - Arts in Tampa
at Rialto Theater in Historic Tampa Heights
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Arts Education Discussion
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Board of Directors


Neil Gobioff
The Gobioff Foundation

Vice Chair

Jennifer R. Malin
Community Foundation Tampa Bay 


Kathy Durdin
Artist, Florida Watercolor Society

Andrew George
Ashley Furniture Industries 

Bill Carlson
Tucker/Hall, Inc. 

Elizabeth Fifer
Arts Leader

Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III
Longhouse, Richards, Olsen & Rief, PLLC

Gary L. Sasso
Carlton Fields

Joanna Robotham
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,
Tampa Museum of Art 

Mike Schutt
Plenary Group

Sara Richter
Arts Leader

Ya La’Ford


Executive Director

Michele Smith


Media Coordinator- Novella J. Bailey

Tampa Arts Alliance | 701 S. Howard Ave #106-233, Tampa, FL 33606