Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts “pARTners” with Gasparilla Festival of the Arts to bring TBBCA Chalk Walk March 3 & 4 under the eaves Tampa Museum of Art
TAMPA, Fla. (March 1, 2017) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) is thrilled to once again pARTner with the 48th Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, for another exciting TBBCA Chalk Walk Saturday, March 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday March 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., under the eaves of the Tampa Museum of Art, alongside the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Garden. Eight specially commissioned chalk artists will create live art to the theme of “Flight”, with an additional commissioned young chalk artist demonstrating her talents in the Festival’s VIP area.
“We are proud to offer this TBBCA Chalk Walk once again at the heart of downtown Tampa with our valued Cultural pARTner Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts,” says Susana Weymouth, Executive Director of TBBCA. “It is a great opportunity to support talented artists of this genre and technical skill while providing a free, fun, family-friendly and accessible program for all ages and levels of art appreciation. TBBCA Chalk Walks help attract the public to area cultural offerings and businesses.”
GFA President of the Board of Directors, Jodie Orozco, commented that GFA “Board of Directors and Committee are proud to present the 48th annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, a juried art fair featuring over 250 visual and performing artists from across the country working in glass, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, wood and other media.. We’re all looking forward to enjoying it.” In the past, the festival has attracted tens of thousands of visitors from across the region.
Tampa Bay BCA (TBBCA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, one of 11 national Business Committees for the Arts, part of the private sector network of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA mission is to unite Tampa Bay area businesses to champion arts education, arts and culture for a prosperous community, based on the philosophy that ‘the arts are good for business, and business is good for the arts.’ TBBCA provides advocacy, resources and support for arts and cultural organizations, artists, and arts education, and builds awareness of arts and culture as important economic drivers in our community and essential contributors to our quality of life. For information contact TBBCA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 221-2787, or visit www.tbbca.org.
The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to producing an annual, premier juried outdoor art festival for the enjoyment and education of patrons, artists and guests as well as for the enhancement of the Tampa Bay area’s cultural arts. The non-profit organization relies on support from sponsorships, on-site retail sales and corporate and individual gifts to fund its programs and events. The Tampa based organization is staffed entirely by volunteers. Information for festival-goers is posted to the GFA’s website www.gasparillaarts.org or call (813) 876-1747.