About Us

The City of Tarpon Springs’ Department of Cultural Services/Division of Arts & Historical Resources runs the Tarpon Arts Program and also supports heritage and historic preservation activities.

The Department has four venues: the Cultural Center, the Performing Arts Center, the Safford House, and the Heritage Museum.  Performing arts events take place at all venues, most occurring at the Performing Arts and Cultural Centers. Visual arts are the main attractions at the Cultural Center and Heritage Museum. In addition, some events take place at outside City locations such as the Sponge Docks, or at partner venues.

Our mission is to connect the community with the arts in all its diverse forms—past and present—by providing entertaining, stimulating, and engaging arts experiences.

Events are sponsored in part by the City of Tarpon Springs; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; South Arts, National Endowment for the Arts; Florida Humanities Council; and our members.