What is the Carrollwood Cultural Center?
It’s where a 5-year-old girl discovers that she’s an artist, a 70-year-old man discovers he’s a musician, a 35-year-old woman learns ballet and a family grows stronger by sharing the stage together.
It’s the banquet hall where Anna married Luis. It’s the meeting room where Jennifer launched her career. It’s the stage where Oliver found a family and a Music Man traded swindling for love.
The Carrollwood Cultural Center is much more than a building. It’s the place where strangers become friends and friends become family.
Above all, it’s a place where a community came together to prove—and continue to prove–that ordinary citizens can, through their labors and generosity, determine the culture of the place in which they live out their lives.
Have you heard?
Carrollwoodstock Celebrates Local Music During Daylong Festival (Amanda Lamela • Carrollwood-Northdale Patch – 2/8/17) While the original Woodstock Music Festival celebrated peace and love, a local adaptation will celebrate local music, food and art. (READ MORE)
Artist’s exhibit in Carrollwood of Muslim women transcends faiths (Ariana Figueroa • The Tampa Bay Times – 7/9/16) With garnet eyes and red-wine lips, a Muslim woman in white hijab stares sternly outward. She is fierce, she is angry, and she is beautiful, reflecting the message that the artist who painted her wants to convey — Muslim women do not need rescue. (READ MORE)