Street Address
101 S. Pinellas Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Mailing Address
PO Box 5004
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
phone: 727-942-5605
fax: 727-938-2429
e-mail: info@tarponarts.org
web: tarponarts.org/
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Dr. Tina Bucuvalas, Curator
phone: 727-937-1130
Billie Poteat, Supervisor
Marcy Frangos, Office Clerk
Alice Miller, Coord Membership/Volunteers
Diane Wood, Director

Description

The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, built in 1915 as the City’s first City Hall, hosts a variety of cultural activities, including art and sculpture exhibits, live performances and films. Open Monday-Friday 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturday Noon-4. Admission Free. 101 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs. 727-942-5605

Mission

To identify, preserve and promote the community's cultural variety and wealth, and reclaim the community's historic role as a center for the arts. The Center stimulates the area's cultural and economic vitality by presenting and producing a combination of exhibits, programs and performances that span the entire range of the arts, involving both emerging and established visual and performing artists.

History

The Cultural Center was built in 1915 as the first City Hall. Renowned architect Ernest Ivey Cook designed the building in the neoclassical style. In 1987 the city government decided to move its offices to the former Tarpon Springs High School building, and plans were made to convert City Hall into a cultural center. The City of Tarpon Springs successfully renovated this important historic site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Governance

Municipal

Services

Gift Shop