Downtown arts leaders share their exciting plans for expansion and renovation
Downtown Debriefing Series: The Arts are Alive in Downtown; Arts Expansion and Renovation Updates
Maestro’s at the Straz
1010 N. Macinnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
Parking is available at Poe Garage.
Tuesday, January 31
Networking and Registration: 7:30am
Program and Continental Breakfast: 8 am – 9am
Join us for a discussion with downtown arts leaders from the Straz Center, Tampa Theatre and Tampa Bay History Center as they share their exciting plans for expansion and renovation.
Straz Center for the Performing Arts – Lorrin Shepard, COO, will discuss redevelopment plans including;
The creation of a Grand Terrace that “flows” to the riverfront
Expansion of the Patel Conservatory
Reinventing and enlarging the Silbiger Lobby in Morsani Hall
Adding a multipurpose events center to accommodate growth in food and beverage
Tampa Theatre – John Bell, President & CEO, announced the “Cush Your Tush” campaign in December as the theatre aims to refurbish seating in the 90-year-old auditorium. The campaign is the first phase of renovations aimed at restoring the historic landmark.
Tampa Bay History Center – Grant Martin, CFRE, FAFP, Vice President Capital Campaign, will discuss plans for the museum’s 8,500-square-foot expansion that will feature a 60-foot replica sailing vessel and focus on explorers who landed in “La Florida” more than 500 years ago. Expansion plans include the new Touchton Map Library/Florida Center for Cartographic Education (TML/FCCE), a partnership with the University of South Florida.
The discussions will be followed by a question and answer session, allowing attendees to interact directly with the speakers.
Members of the media are invited to attend as guests of Tampa Downtown Partnership. Please contact Kelsy Van Camp for your complimentary registration.
The Downtown Debriefing Series features eight breakfast events annually, focusing on important development issues that impact downtown including topics such as commercial and residential development, urban planning and transportation initiatives, tourism, the public realm, retail, City of Tampa updates and other timely downtown related issues.
About the Tampa Downtown Partnership
The Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, the Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, the Tampa Downtown Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.