Public Art has a long history in Tarpon Springs, but lacked an organized structure to help efforts flourish. In 2007 the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC) was formed. Appointed by the City’s Board of Commissioners, the TSPAC administers the Public Art Program.
Funding for Public Art in any city is derived mostly from a percentage of new building construction. Private donors can lend their support for a specific project or to match existing city funds. Grants also provide funding.
City Liaison Denise Manning, c/o Tarpon Springs Public Library
Phone: (727) 943-4922, ext. 6010
E mail: email@example.com
Sherry Orr, Chair
Dolly Vatikiotis, Vice Chair
Diana Zukas Gage
CITY STAFF SUPPORT:
Advisor Diane Wood, Director of Cultural and Civic Services
City Liaison Denise Manning, Library Operations Coordinator
To access TSPAC Meeting Minutes –>
Visit the City of Tarpon Springs Public Document Access (click here)
Under “Search Query,” select “City Clerk – Other Board Meeting Minutes”
Under “Board Name,” select “Public Art Committee”
If you are interested in serving on the TSPAC, please complete the City Board Application (click here) and send it to the City Clerk’s Office at 410 N. Ring Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TSPAC keeps a registry of artists locally, nationally, and internationally.
Current Artists’ Registry (updated August 2018)
If you wish to be entered into the registry, please complete the Artists’ Registry Form (click here) and send it to: City Liaison Denise Manning c/o Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 or via email: email@example.com.
Tarpon Springs Art & History Trail
The Art & History Trail was envisioned by the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee as part of its Master Plan, and to help link Downtown, the Sponge Docks, and City park areas.