TAMPA BAY DESIGN WEEK

Tampa Bay Design Week brings together designers, enthusiasts, community leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Launched in 2014, Design Week takes place each fall and includes a collection of design-related events hosted by several like-minded organizations working together to promote the design disciplines. Included are numerous tours, presentations, installations, films, round-tables, events, family activities and more, all with the goal of exposing the community to design.

JOIN US IN OUR NEXT CELEBRATION: APRIL 6-13, 2019


DESIGN WEEK PROGRAMS:


TOURS

PAST TOURS:

  • 2018 NO-VACANCY Pop-Up Festival, Ybor City Tour

  • 2018 Tampa Public Art Stroll

  • 2018 Restaurant Design Exploration with Florida Bike Tours

  • 2016 Channel District Urban Home Tour

  • Sunday Special Historic Bike Tour

  • Tour of the Century at Le Meridien Tampa

  • Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour

  • St. Pete Preservation Walking Tour

  • Bungalow Fest 2016

  • Tampa Public Art Sunset Stroll eBoat Architecture Tour

  • Do the Local Motion - Discover Design

  • Florida Polytechnic Innovation, Science and Technology Building Tour

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PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES & FILMS

PAST PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES & FILMS

  • Film 2018 Event: The Architect and The Painter at the Tampa Theater

  • 2018 Design and Photography at the FMoPA

  • 2018 Best Practice Discussion: Murals for Property Owners with Illsol

  • 2018 Set Design with Stageworks Theatre

  • USF SACD Fall Lecture Series

  • October Movies in the Park

  • Art Advances Fashion

  • Planning Commission Awards


2018 INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE
#TBDWEames

The Eames contest was a week-long Instagram challenge held in 2018 Design Week. The winner received an authentic Herman Miller Eames Chair and this year’s winner was Trace Gainey of Traction Architecture.

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POP-UP FESTIVALS

Located in strategic sites around Tampa Bay, our Pop-Up Festivals bring awareness about the potential in specific urban conditions when design is applied to them. Local artists and designers collaborate to dream up and built installations for the year’s chosen site and theme. Some of our past proposals are:

2014 DESIGN FRANKLIN STREET POP-UP

Designers worked in collaborative cross‐disciplinary teams to design and construct installations around the theme "the Power of Design", transforming Franklin Street into a showcase of local art and design.

2015 MADE IN THE SHADE: A MOVING POP-UP DESIGN FESTIVAL

This year, our theme was ‘Mobility & Connectivity.’ Our teams of designers explored what great design brings to our community and through their proposals, promoted a unique experience along the new Selmon Greenway. Our goal was to promote great design and inspire the public to participate and engage in the making of their environment.

2016 WELL DESIGNED PARKLETS POP-UP

Designers worked in collaborative cross‐disciplinary teams to design and construct Parklet installations implementing the principals of “Well Design”.  Parklets are mini-parks that take back the space normally used to park one car, for enjoyment by the public.  Installations were displayed in a one-day Pop-Up Festival in the Channelside District. The goal was to generate public discussion about the importance of public space and how design can improve the quality of the urban realm.

2018 NO VACANCY POP-UP FESTIVAL, YBOR CITY

Our fourth annual Pop-Up family-festival featured installations dreamed up and built by teams of local designers, artists, engineers, and contractors.  The installations transformed spaces in Ybor City's historic district - alleyway, storefronts and sidewalks and demonstrated their true potential.  Architecture firms, museums and restaurants also open their doors to the public.


UPCOMING PROGRAM

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04/06/2019

FIRST ANNUAL TBFAD DESIGN GALA. SAVE THE DATE!

Stay tuned for details.