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?
Carrollwood Cultural Center has pre-decorated trees up for auction (Sean Bowes • The Tampa Tribune – 12/2/15) Between cooking meals, gift shopping and wrapping presents, the holidays can leave most completely exhausted come December —and then there is tree shopping. Even if you’re not cutting down your own Douglas Fir in a snowstorm, finding the perfect tree and decorations can be a hassle. (READ MORE)
Garden open house slated (Kenneth Hall • The Tampa Tribune – 5/6/15) The folks at the Carrollwood Village community garden want their neighbors to learn about what they do — so much so they are throwing a party. (READ MORE)
Top comedian returns home to Tampa to perform (Kendra Langlie • 83 Degrees - 9/15/15) Ranked as one of the 50 greatest stand-up comedians by shareranks.com, Tampa native Steven Lolli is bringing his High Class Poverty comedy tour to the Carrollwood Cultural Center September 18 at 8 p.m. (READ MORE)
Arts league to host ‘A Decade of Arts’ show (Joyce McKenzie • The Tampa Tribune – 5/6/15) Creative artists of all mediums can be found throughout the Tampa Bay community. But a decade ago, unlike most areas, North Tampa lacked a collective body in which visual artists could join forces to feed off and learn from one another. (READ MORE)
Chapters of art are the focal points of show at Cultural Center (Amy Jo Guenther • The Tampa Tribune – 4/22/15) Joan L. Garcia, whose collection, “Always a Story,” opened April 10 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, made that her collection’s focal point. The exhibit is broken up in to chapters that are a tribute to Garcia’s journey as an artist and a person, organized chronologically. Most pieces have an explanation of what the story is behind it. (READ MORE)