Specially commissioned chalk artists under the eaves Tampa Museum of Art
TAMPA, Fla. (February 23, 2019) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) is thrilled to continue the strong annual pARTnership with Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts for TBBCA Chalk Walk. The free, fun, family friendly live art experience will feature eight specially commissioned chalk artists bringing their special genre of art to life Saturday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the eaves of the Tampa Museum of Art. The 49thGasparilla Festival of the Arts in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Garden continues through the weekend, and the final chalk art will be on display through Sunday March 3rd until 4 PM. Back by popular demand, a specially commissioned high school chalk artist will demonstrate her talents over both Saturday and Sunday 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.”
“Our Board of Directors and Festival Committee are proud to present the 49th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, one of the America’s premier juried outdoor art shows, featuring over 250 of the nation’s most talented visual and performing artists,” says GFA President, Andy George. “This year’s show will again feature a diverse mix of work in a variety of disciplines, including ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.” 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, ‘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.
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Inc. (GFA) 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. GFA relies on support from sponsorships, grants, on-site retail sales, and corporate and individual donations to fund its programs and events. The Tampa-based organization is led entirely by volunteers. For more information, please visit GFA’s website at www.gasparillaarts.org or call (813) 876-1747.