The Tampa Bay Foundation of Architecture & Design works with companies and organizations who are passionate about the importance of Art, Design, Architecture and the Built Environment in Tampa Bay’s cultural landscape. We collaborate to increase the impact they have in our community.
Professional association for architects providing education, professional development, networking opportunities and serving as the voice of the architecture profession. Gallery AIA exhibits work by local and regional architect/artists including photography, paintings, sculpture and furniture.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to the medium of photography, presenting the photographer's vision as vital and central to life and the culture of the times. With its outstanding exhibitions and community programs, the museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and is one of a handful of museums in the United States dedicated entirely to photography. The Museum of Photographic Arts also presents lectures, classes and photo excursions throughout the year.
The Tampa Downtown Partnership serves as the steward of downtown Tampa, cultivating public and private partnerships, and encouraging downtown's physical and economic development. As a proactive leadership organization, the Tampa Downtown Partnership acts as an advocate for the downtown community.
The Ybor City Museum Society is committed to its mission of preserving, promoting and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City, one of only three National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Established in 1982 as the first of more than 80 Citizen Support Organizations (CSO) for Florida's state parks, the Society supports the Ybor City Museum State Park by creating exhibits, programming, educational tours, cultural and historical resources, and research tools to ensure that Ybor City's significant history remains at the forefront of Tampa culture. The Society hosts the annual Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop and Legacy Awards Brunch, as well as exhibit openings and other member and community events.
The Chamber’s Visitor Information Center at Centro Ybor is a resource for everything Ybor. It’s housed along with the Ybor City Cigar Museum in the world’s largest cigar box and provides information about Ybor attractions, Ybor history, and other fun places to visit in the Tampa Bay area. Many people, including the general public, out-of-town visitors and even the media rely on the chamber as a source for information and referrals. Come in and sit in a replica of the cigar roller’s chair as you view the 10 minute video on the stories of Ybor’s culture and learn about the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District and its architecture.
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