Lights On Tampa is a public/private partnership between the City of Tampa’s Art Programs Division and Friends of Tampa Public Art, a 501(c)3 organization that began in 2006 with the desire to bring something bold, of high quality and “on the moment” to Tampa. The objective was to literally put the spotlight on Tampa and its regional assets. The Program returned in 2009 when Tampa hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl XLIII.
The program brings free access to artistic excellence that is fun and family friendly, includes a multi-level education program and presents a lasting element to our cityscape. In 2010, the Program was recognized as one of the 50 most significant art programs in the U.S. in the last 50 years (Americans for the Arts).
Lights On Tampa is about…Families…Action…Excitement…Grace…Interactivity…
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed Lights On Tampa – it was cool! My husband and I took the kinds – Colin (8), Olivia (5) and Noah (3 ½ ) and our niece Lily, who is 7. They were really into it. We were looking into the projection boxes at the garage wondering how the artist was able to project the images onto the entire garage wall….As we were walking from the Garage to the Convention Center, my niece shrieked “This is so cool! It’s like were in NEW YORK CITY!” We also loved the disco scene at the Convention Center – the music and disco balls were so fun! Noah, our youngest, was really groovin’ to the music!”
“ Congrats on the successful launch of Lights On Tampa. I was downtown Saturday night to view the installations and was thrilled to see such a great turnout! I can’t decide which is my favorite!”
“ I love, love, love this year’s installations. I’ve been promoting it to my friends and family like crazy. Nice work.”
(comments about Lights On Tampa 2009)