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Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts

Welcome to the TBBCA!

The Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, founded in 1989, is a not-for-profit organization of businesses committed to supporting arts and culture. TBBCA educates and motivates bay area businesses and individuals for their support and continued development of arts and culture within our community.The Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts believes in making art and culture accessible to everyone.

The TBBCA’s cornerstone programs to strengthen the arts and cultural community of Tampa Bay are:
•    The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship
•    Chalk Walk
•    Cultural Encounters

The Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts is able to further arts and culture in the Tampa Bay community through community partnerships. Together as partners we can make Tampa Bay's arts and cultural community thrive! To find out on how you can partner with the TBBCA call 813-221-2787 or click here for more information.


Join us for the TBBCA's sixth annual Chalk Walk art festival. It's FREE and fun for everyone!

Friday, March 14th from 4 to 7PM
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day early at Chalk Walk's St. pARTy's Day happy hour! Meet the artists and enjoy food and drink specials, an open air market, strolling art gallery and live Irish music with Paddy O'Furniture.

Saturday, March 15th from 10AM to 6PM & Sunday, March 16th from 10AM to 3PM
The fun continues with more great art and shopping, plus live music and dance with the Grey Beard Band, Ted Wray, The Brandon Ballet, Ms. Lisa's Dance and the Busch Gardens' stilt walkers. Don't forget to stop by the Kids' Chalk Alley with lots of fun family activities courtesy of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

Click here for a full schedule of activities.
Check out the press release.

ArtsTampaBay is a joint project of the Arts Councils of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties (Florida) with support from Tampa Bay & Company and Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater and the conventions and visitors associations, providing a comprehensive entertainment calendar for the Tampa Bay region. ArtsTampaBay is a one-stop guide for locals and visitors alike.


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About the TBBCA

Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) is a nonprofit organization that unites area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community through innovative partnerships and sustainable programs.  TBBCA was founded in 1989, as an outgrowth of the Cultural Affairs Council of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and was the first Florida affiliate of the National Business Committee for the Arts, a national organization established by David Rockefeller and a core group of America’s top business leaders. 

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Tourish - Mobile Application

"Tourish" is a new mobile application to facilitate easy navigation of our Tampa Bay arts and cultural events by residents or tourists. You can identify timely, convenient arts, cultural and recreational options by your location, the arts calendar and subject matter.  More information on Tourish.



Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts | P.O. Box 559 | Tampa, FL 33601 | Phone: (813) 221-ARTS (2787) | FAX (813) 221-1679

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