Through intentional programming, we are expanding access to the arts for all who seek it. The Alliance for the Arts is a creative hub that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination, and equity. It is the place to gather, meet new people, start conversations, bring attention to, and, ultimately, solve the challenges our community faces.
Experience the art in our exhibitions, shop the work of local creatives and bring a lawn chair to enjoy our outdoor events and entertainment at our Night Market held the second Wednesday of the month, expand your interests or engage with other artists at an onsite art classes for all ages and abilities, or simply come explore our ArtsPark.
Arts on Tap
Arts on Tap is the Alliance for the Arts’ premier craft beer and music event. A must-attend event, Arts on Tap features a performance by Florida Native, JJ Grey & Mofro. Born and bred in Florida, JJ Grey plays music that mixes raw rural blues with tough, swampy Southern rock, generating a sound that has a loose, natural feel while maintaining a potent edge.
Damon Fowler & Friends will be the opening act. Tampa’s Damon Fowler, a masterful singer, guitar player and songwriter, has absorbed the best of and furthered the work of the region’s definitive artists. A hard driving troubadour, his music is steeped with soul and representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music.
VIP tickets are SOLD OUT. Limited general admission tickets remain.
In the Theatre
Performances are November 9-11, 16-18, 24-25 at 7:30 pm & 12, 26 at 2:00 pm-Bar opens 45 minutes prior to show.
Join us for this immersive experience as we transform the Alliance theatre into the Clown Bar (an actual functioning bar!), plunging you into the dark and secret world of these hilarious, yet frightening, gangster clowns.
Call to Artists
This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists. The exhibition will be on display March 1 – 30, 2024.
Open to all artists residing in Florida. Only original artwork will be accepted, no giclee. An entry consists of 1 to 3 artworks. Non-refundable Entry Fee is $25.00 for one entry and $5 for each additional entry up to 3. Alliance for the Arts members may use coupon code Member10 to receive $10 off the entry fee.
In the Gallery
On display November 3-25, 2023
Opening Reception: November 3, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!
Doug MacGregor shares his world of Whimsy and Wonder! With his pen, pencil and colorful brush, Doug will guide you through his creative world as an artist, cartoonist, and storyteller.
Whimsical wildlife from land, sea and air will capture your heart and imagination. Yes!…pigs, octopuses and sea cows do fly!
Gazing into large skyscapes, Doug brings you on a celestial journey to ponder the galaxy and the great beyond.