- The Artist
Downtown Tampa, Florida
Saturday, February 29 | 9am-6pm
Sunday, March 1 | 10am-5pm
Artists and art lovers from all parts of the country migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, where the country’s most accomplished artists and rising stars vie for the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional $65,000 in prize money.
Held annually during the first weekend in March in downtown Tampa, it is a true showcase. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The esteemed event also features the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment and a children’s art activity area.In a move designed to enhance the visitor and artist experience, we are pleased to announce we are relocating the 2020 festival to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.