Do you want to be part of something wonderful in our community? We are always looking for people who want to continue our tradition of organizing and hosting the annual festival. No experience is required - and no dues!
Just be prepared to share your ideas and to work during the two day event.
It's fun and the time flies by - the more workers we have on hand - the more time we can each spend enjoying the festival.
So send us an email at TTArtFest@gmail.com
or call 813-988-ARTS.
We meet at 9:00 the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at the Temple Terrace Lightfoot Center (corner of 56th St. and Whiteway Dr.)
Long time residents of Temple Terrace consider the TT Arts Festival to be one of the longest standing traditions in our community. And so it is with the 41st annual being planned for November 8th and 9th. However many people don’t know that the Arts Council works year round to promote and support the growth of arts in the city of Temple Terrace. Hosting the annual arts and crafts festival is just one project of the Council although it is the highlight of their work.
Funds raised through the arts and crafts festival and other events such as Art en Blanc are donated to art programs, scholarships, non-profit organizations or activities promoting art excellence. Just stop by Riverhills Elementary to see the delightful walls sponsored by the Council or visit the kiln at Terrace Community School. Here young artists are working with materials provided by the council through a school grant. Selected works of art hang at the Lightfoot Center (where they can be purchased throughout the year).
The Arts Festival is many things to many different people. To those looking for an idyllic setting to display their fine or contemporary works of art, the calm and serene setting along the bank of the Hillsborough River is the perfect place to highlight their work. And to those who make the trek to the park an annual event to find that perfect birthday or holiday gift, the combination of scenery and talent is well worth saving time on their hectic calendars. Of course the event also offers food and entertainment to keep everyone entertained.
School children from the local elementary schools are busy working on their “Fresh Views” art entries which will be on display throughout the park. Who knows how many budding artists were inspired after winning a ribbon at the Festival over the past 40 years? During the two-day activity, young artists of any age can participate in making their own work of art under the instruction of members of the Arts Council.