A new book explores how making and appreciating art makes you happier and healthier. What better place to test that theory than at the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts?
Meet the artist behind the 54th Raymond James Festival of the Arts Festival image, Karina Llergo.
In this post, we reached out to some of the applicants who hope to be selected for 2024’s Emerging Artist class to get their thoughts on where the Program might take them.
We dive into how three Emerging Artists’ careers have blossomed after their first appearance at the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
When it comes to the arts, the first things that might spring to mind are the emotional and cultural benefits. Art, in its myriad forms, nourishes the soul, enriches the community, and brings a sense of cultural identity. But did you know that the arts have a significant economic impact on national, state and local […]
Artist Scott Coulter Wins Best Of Show At The 53rd Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts.
Scott Coulter set up his booth at this year’s 53rd Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (GFA) just as he’s done every year for the past 25 years. Only this year, he won his first award and it was top honors—Best of Show. “Festival jurors at shows like GFA typically select more contemporary […]
The Emerging Artists display their artwork near the boat docks on the Hillsborough River side of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary just three short years ago. In the long history of our beloved festival, one program to note is the Emerging Artist Program. Started in […]
As Inc. Magazine wrote, “giving back is good for the soul…and in many cases, good for the bottom line.” Let’s take a deeper dive into why this is so.
If you’re an emerging artist on the fence about whether to apply to the 53rd Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Emerging Artists program in 2023, you should learn more about Nneka Jones.
GFA is pleased to announce the Festival jurors who will be selecting artists for more than $92,000 in prize money at the next Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, which will be held March 4 and 5, 2023 at Julian B. Lane Park on Tampa’s downtown riverfront. Meet Festival Awards Juror Allison Glenn Allison Glenn is […]