Specially commissioned artists bring their chalk artwork to life
TAMPA, Fla. (March 27, 2019) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) is thrilled to pARTner with 11th annual Winthrop Arts Festival & Market for TBBCA Chalk Walk. The free, fun, family friendly live art experience will feature four specially commissioned chalk artists bringing their special genre of art to life Saturday, March 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Winthrop Commons, Riverview. The final chalk art will be on display through Sunday, March 31st as the Winthrop Arts Festival & Market continues for a second day. In the past, the festival has attracted hundreds of visitors from across the region.
Winthrop Arts Inc. President of the Board of Visionaries, Matthew Hamilton, commented, “Winthrop Arts Board and Committee are proud to present the 11th annual Arts Festival, a juried art fair featuring over 50 visual and performing artists from across the south east working in glass, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, wood and other media.. We’re all looking forward to enjoying it.”
“We are proud to offer this TBBCA Chalk Walk for the first time with our valued Cultural pARTner Winthrop 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 businesses.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 221-2787, or visit www.tbbca.org
Winthrop Arts is a 501(c)3 cultural arts organization based in Riverview, Florida. Winthrop Arts creates a bridge between the arts and community in tangible and meaningful ways with a focus on developing and inspiring the next generation of artists and patrons. Winthrop Arts run the Winthrop Arts Mobile Art Factory, a program that offers free art classes to underserved children living in Southern Hillsborough County and which is grant, sponsorship and donation driven. It is also offers classes for children and adults based on fee depending on class and artist/teacher. The non-profit organization welcomes support from sponsorships and corporate and individual gifts to fund its programs and events. Contact Executive Director Kathy Collins email@example.com or call 813-758-5161. Information for festival-goers is posted to the Winthrop Arts website www.winthroparts.org