About Tarpon Arts

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

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.


Tarpon Arts manages and operates four venues throughout the city:

The Performing Arts Center
324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
State-of-the-art 300-seat theater for large-scale performances
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Cultural Center & Center for Gulf Coast Folklife
101 S. Pinellas Avenue
85-seat theater
Exhibitions | Special Events | Gift Shop
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Heritage Museum & Tarpon Arts Ticket Office
100 Beekman Lane (in Craig Park)
125-seat theater option
Greek History Wing | Ecology Wing | Performances & Lectures| Special Events
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1883 Safford House Museum
23 Parkin Court (off grand Blvd.)
Guided Tours| Outdoor Concerts | Special Events | Gift Shop
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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.


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.


Tarpon Arts, Department of Cultural & Civic Services Staff:
Diane Wood, Director
Kelley Riedy, Arts Marketing and Programs Manager
Tina Bucuvalas, Ph.D., Curator of Arts & Historical Resources
Marissa Jo Schumacher, Office Administrator
Michael Raysses, Theater Operations Manager
Marc Jump, Assistant Theater Operations Manager
Helene MacNeil, Arts & Culture Assistant
Lisa Obst, Arts & Culture Assistant
Christina Novak, Arts Leader

City of Tarpon Springs Mayor and Board of Commissioners:
Mayor Chris Alahouzos • Vice Mayor David Banther
City Manager Mark LeCouris
Commissioner Rea Sieber
Commissioner Susan Miccio-Kikta
Commissioner Jacob Karr