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?
50-acre park a dream come true for Carrollwood Village (Mike Salinero • The Tampa Tribune – 3/23/15) For years, Carrollwood Village residents told their civic leaders they’d like a park where their dogs could run and play with other dogs. (READ MORE)
New education director takes the reins at CCC (Jeff Berlinicke • Carrollwood News – 3/18/15) It isn’t often that a dance instructor compares dance to a skill set similar to former NBA great Michael Jordan’s. However, Beth LaBaren-Root takes her craft seriously. She is the new education director at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. She’s been at the center for three weeks now and is already making changes. (READ MORE)
With his art, he gives back to Tampa Bay (Jeff Berlinicke • Carrollwood News – 2/11/15) For Mark Gonzalez, traditional art simply wasn’t enough. He’ll be displaying more than 110 works of art at the Carrollwood Cultural Center throughout February, but it’s art with a feeling, a passion, that only he can explain. (READ MORE)
New curator takes the helm at Carrollwood Cultural Center (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 2/4/15) Nancy Kirkpatrick has a simple philosophy when it comes to her new job as the art curator at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. “Wouldn’t it be fun?” she said with a smile that lit up the lobby of the center. “That’s what it’s about.” (READ MORE)
Cultural Center raising funds for lighting upgrades (Jeff Berlinicke • The Tampa Tribune – 1/8/15) The holiday season might be past but the Carrollwood Cultural Center still hopes to celebrate. The center is hoping for community support for several projects that allow community members the chance to give back. The Friends of the Carrollwood Cultural Center are hosting a campaign to “Turn on the Lights.” (READ MORE)