Arts Coast – Tarpon Springs


Tarpon Springs First Friday
A free family event held the first Friday of the month – featuring Art, Food, Shops and Music, with a fun theme every month

2nd Saturday Tarpon Springs Market
Vendors, Food and Shopping in beautiful Downtown Tarpon Springs. Located in the Mother Meres Parking lot at the corner of Tarpon Ave.


Tarpon Springs Epiphany Tradition
Hosted at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral to celebrate the Epiphany Tradition

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival
Juried art show highlighting artists from around the U.S.

Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival
The show lines the docks of the historic Greek town in beautiful Southwest Florida, filled with thousands of creative creations from local and visiting fine artists and crafters. One-of-a-kind restaurants, bakeries, boutiques and shops will ensure a full day of discovery and creativity for visitors of all ages during this free, weekend-long event.

Tarpon Springs Hippiefest
Featuring a VW Bug Show, vendors, food and beer, live music, raffles, give-aways, prizes, and more.

Sponge Dock Seafood Festival
Free event, seafood & live music! Craig Park

In Arts Coast News

Thanking Our Arts Teachers

By Sheila Cowley

Just one special teacher you connect with can make a huge difference. We asked artists to share the teachers who they want to thank, for helping them become the artists that they are today…. Read More

Celebrating Tarpon Springs Artist Christopher Still

By Lynn Whitelaw

By Lynn Whitelaw. “The Great State of Florida, Paintings by Christopher Still” at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum is a permanent installation exploring the extraordinary work of acclaimed visual artist Christopher M. Still… Read More

Plein Air and Why We Love It!

By Shawn Dell Joyce

By Shawn Dell Joyce. Plein air painting builds community. There are many beautiful places to paint in Pinellas, but a favorite of many plein air artists is Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, hosting their annual plein air event Feb 23-24…. Read More

Transitioning to “I Don’t Have a Day Job!”

By Sheila Cowley

It’s not easy to earn a living as a full-time artist. We asked a range of visual, literary and performing artists how they made the transition to a full-time career… Read More

Exploring the Arts Annual

By Don Gialanella

Exploring the current Arts Annual exhibit as sculptor Don Gialanella shares how he developed his new large-scale work, “Climate Change Evolution.”… Read More

Postcards from Pinellas

By Jennifer Ring

By Jennifer Ring. On my recent arts scavenger hunt from North County to South County, I explored many ways you can enjoy arts and culture in Pinellas County…. Read More