Our Valued pARTners


Learn more about the honorees at the 2016 IMPACT Awards!

Investment in local arts and culture helps Tampa Bay compete with other destinations for tourism dollars. I support the TBBCA because it fosters creative initiatives of all kinds in our community.
Leslie Hudock, Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & Koche
Arts and culture are integral drivers of our local economy. Our diverse and unique offerings — museums, galleries, festivals, theaters, restaurants, and well-designed community gathering spaces — draw dynamic companies and a vibrant workforce to Tampa Bay.
Lorna Taylor, Premier Eye Care
Arts and culture bolster our economy and yield dividends with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars each year. They draw visitors to our businesses, restaurants, retail sales, parking, and lodging. Supporting arts and cultural organizations represents an investment with real returns, directly to our local economy.
Susan Martin, Hyde Park Village
TBBCA has helped our business incorporate relationships with culture and the arts in our strategic plans, marketing and public relations campaigns. From name recognition in programs, press releases, and banner displays, referrals, and the opportunity to entertain employees and clients at interesting and exciting events, these have all increased our community visibility and enhanced our image.
Stephen Gay, Smith & Associates Real Estate

TBBCA Programs

2016 IMPACT Awards

Honoring Tampa Bay businesses and individuals for their exemplary support of arts and culture.

TBBCA 2016 IMPACT Awards honored Janet Echelman, Mark Mahaffey, Kent Lydecker, and Smith & Associates/Bob Glaser.

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Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships

The Charlie Hounchell Arts Stars Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to deserving and talented Tampa Bay area students for their higher education in the arts.

TBBCA Charlie Hounchell Arts Stars Scholarships program annually awards $15,000 in financial support and assistance for higher education in the arts to Tampa Bay Area students with exceptional talent in dance, literary arts, theatre, visual arts, and instrumental and vocal music.

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Chalk Walk

Free family friendly community event and an annual Tampa Bay tradition enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of art appreciation.

TBBCA is proud to support and sponsor acclaimed Chalk Artists to bring their talent and interactive live art experiences to our Tampa Bay area communities.

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