Welcome to one of America's highest rated outdoor fine art shows


March 6 & 7, 2021
Virtual Event


2021 Update

Given the circumstances of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to go with a virtual festival format for 2021. The virtual festival will be hosted utilizing the interactive online tool, Eventeny. This platform will allow participants to view a live stream of entertainment throughout the weekend and let juried artists showcase their work to the public via online booths. We are also planning to offer other virtual components such as children’s activities, art demonstrations, and more.

Continuing with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts’ trailblazing history, the 2021 event will be the first arts festival in the country that will jury a virtual show and award prize money. The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts annually supports artists with significant award dollars, and this year will be no exception.



Every year, downtown Tampa transforms into one giant outdoor museum when hundreds of artists gather for the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Imagine some of the world’s preeminent artists, hand-selected from over 1,000 submissions, all in one place.

Since 1970, the festival has flourished in Tampa Bay, attracting more than 250,000 people every year. From pottery and photography to glass, digital mediums, paintings, mixed media, wood and water colors, it’s an imaginarium of the senses. The 45th annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is certain to inspire.