Saturday, March 4th, 2017
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa + Kiley Gardens
Estimated Attendance: 100,000
Major Festival Sponsors: Raymond James Financial and City of Tampa
Accepted Media: Ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood.
Awards Ceremony/ galaRE: The award winning art will be released at the galaRE: event on Saturday evening, March 5, 2017 at Tampa Museum of Art.
Award Monies: $15,000 Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award >> $7,500 Board of Director’s Award >> $ 4,000 Roddy Brownlee Reed Award of Excellence >> $ 3,500 Mayor’s Award >> $ 2,500 President’s Award >> $ 2,000 Friends of the Museum Award >> $1,300 Awards of Merit (30 awards of $1,300 each) >> $1,500 Holmes Hepner & Associates Architects Emerging Artist
Award Total: $75,000 Award Money for 2016, plus a generous Purchase Award Program
Entertainment: Local and regional live entertainment.