Tampa Art Festival

48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

bat on donkey by Copper Tritscheller

15 sculptors including Copper Tritscheller are among the artists who will be showing their work at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa March 3 & 4th. Sculptors work range in style and media. Other sculptors exhibiting include Marcy Bates who creates folded book sculptures you can see at Recycled Reads, and Mark Orr whose ravens and crows fill his work on Scavenger Art.

Marcy Bates Recycled Reads at Tampa Art Festival


Mark Orr Scavenger Art at Tampa Art Festival Sculpture Digest

This outdoor festival includes artists from all media including painters and photographers.

All artists will be vying for a variety of prizes including the Raymond James BEst of Show Award ($15,000) and an additiona$59,500 in prize money.

The show, once part of the state fair, has grown to include national and international artists. Over the event’s history, much has changed. What hasn’t changed is that it is an outdoor event and an opportunity for artists to showcase their work, and for art lovers to see the work and meet the artists.

An estimated 75,000 visitors are expected at this year’s show. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Admission is free.

The event is held at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Saturday March 3, 2018 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art will find many patrons at the galaRE, an exclusive art and cultural event showcasing award-winning works from the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.


Learn more about the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Click here if you are an artist interested in applying for this juried show in 2019.

“Bat on Donkey” by Copper Tritscheller, image courtesy of the artist

“Believe” by Marcy Bates, image courtesy of the artist

Raven sculpture by Mark Orr, image courtesy of the artist.