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The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Tampa in March

Every year, downtown Tampa transforms into one giant outdoor museum when hundreds of artists gather for the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.


The 53rd Annual Festival will be held this year on the weekend of March 4 - 5, 2023, and will includes some of the world’s preeminent artists, hand-selected from over 1,000 submissions, all in one place.


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts downtown Tampa

The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is recognized as one of the top-rated outdoor fine art festivals in the country, taking place at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa.


Each year, up to 235 artists are selected through a juried process to exhibit their work for art enthusiasts and vie for $80,000 in award money, including the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional 38 awards.


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts downtown Tampa

The March 2023 Festival will showcase artists and their work to include ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood.


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts downtown Tampa


This event will also feature the works of local young artists and a weekend full of live entertainment including live music, a chalk walk, food trucks, children entertainment, and more.


The Festival is free to the public and attracts an estimated 75,000 visitors.


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts downtown Tampa

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