TBFAD hosts 5th Annual Design Week with several tours, galas, a film
and Pop-Up Party, mostly free and all are open to the public.
TAMPA, Fla. – The fifth annual Tampa Bay Design Week will offer 10 different events in downtown Tampa and Ybor City, April 6th to April 13th. This year’s schedule is filled with architecture and design tours, a pop-up installation, a design film “Objectified” and more. The full schedule is at www.TampaBayDesignWeek.com. Design Week is produced by The Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design.
2019 Design Week kicks off with “The White Party” at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th at CAVU – a unique historic space on Franklin street in Tampa Heights. There will be light installations, an open bar, catering by Salt Block, and music by the Jim Morey Band. Guests are invited to wear all white to make themselves a ‘blank canvas’ for the light installation by Hallucination Media. Tickets are $100 or two for $150. All proceeds from The White Party will support TBFAD programs like a free architecture summer camp at The Dream Center in East Tampa.
Sunday, April 7th at 5:00 p.m. is the free Public Art Stroll through Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park led by Robin Nigh, the Manager of Art Programs for The City of Tampa. The art stroll will highlight the gorgeous sculptures, colorful glass installation, and murals that enhance the experience of the riverfront
Monday, April 8th, at 6:30 p.m. the AIA Tampa Bay Young
Architects Forum presents a behind-the-scenes tour of BUILT, one of Tampa Bay’s
premiere custom furniture design firms located in Hyde Park.
Tuesday, April 9th, 8:30 to Noon, the Innovative Solutions to Attainable Housing Summit is presented by the University Area CDC and the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women at the University area CDC building.
Wednesday, April 10th, 4:45 Tour Tampa Theater and enjoy a look behind the scene tour of this historic theater designed in the atmospheric style and then stay for the film Objectified—an exploration of how mass production has shaped the design industry and our lives.
Thursday, April 11th, 6:00 pm., The history and architecture of Armature Works presented by Tampa Bay History Center. Guests will get an in-depth look at the rich history and unique architecture. Armature Works is located in Tampa Heights.
On Friday, April 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Florida Sun Coast APA, USGBC Tampa Bay, TBFAD and the Tampa Downtown Partnership join forces to celebrate Tampa Bay Design Week with a pop-up party along Marion Street in Downtown Tampa. There will be food vendors, art, music, games, and much more, all demonstrating the power of design and how tactical urbanism can transform a space.
2019 Tampa Bay Design week will be closing out on Saturday, April
13th with the 88th annual Beaux Arts Ball. This event
brings together architecture students, professors, and professionals to
strengthen the local design community and benefit the USF School of
Architecture and Community Design (SACD). The event is open to the community.
Tampa Bay Design Week is an annual event hosted collaboratively with like-minded organizations. Design Week unites designers, enthusiasts, community leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.
The Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design was established in 2015 with the generous support of the American Institute of Architects Tampa Bay Chapter and the Tampa Community Design Center. TBFAD is committed to nurturing creative cooperation with community and regional organizations to promote and celebrate architecture, the arts, and the built environment. The Foundation’s activities focus on public education, research, and scholarships.