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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 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.
The public is invited to join the TBBCA in celebration of the 2013 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship recipients. As in years past, the TBBCA will award six outstanding students with $2,500 scholarships in Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. The program, which was formerly known as the High School Art Stars Scholarship, was recently renamed to honor its founder and champion, Charlie Hounchell, who passed unexpectedly earlier this year.
Read the full press release.
Learn more about the scholarship program and this year's winners.
TBBCA's Chalk Walk Artists featured on nationally syndicated Daytime talk show.
Following the fifth annual Chalk Walk art festival in March, TBBCA chalk artists BK Lyons and Dee Sabean were featured on Tampa's nationally syndicated talk show Daytime with hosts, Cyndi Edwards and Jerry Penacoli. Visit our Chalk Walk page to watch the video and to see a full list of this year's winners!
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and Board President, Charlie Hounchell.
Charlie was a beloved member of the Tampa Bay community and a dedicated supporter of the arts. Known for his generous spirit, Charlie’s legacy will live on in the many causes that he championed, most notably the TBBCA’s High School Art Stars Scholarship program, which he founded in 2007. We offer our deepest sympathies to his partner, Stephen Gay, and his family; our hearts and prayers are with them.
If you would like to pay your respects, the family has requested that a donation be made to The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship in lieu of flowers. Donations can be sent to the TBBCA at P.O. Box 559, Tampa, FL 33601. Please note "In Memory of Charlie" in the memo.
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