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.

The mission of Tarpon Arts is to present stimulating, engaging, and educational performances, workshops, festivals, concerts, and visual arts that celebrate the unique heritage and culture of Tarpon Springs and the State of Florida, while bringing nationally-acclaimed artists to the community establishing Tarpon Springs as a dynamic cultural destination.


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 
101 S. Pinellas Avenue
85-seat theater
Exhibitions | Special Events
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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
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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.


Tarpon Arts is a proud member of:

  • Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

  • Americans for the Arts / National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP)

  • Florida Humanities Council

  • Florida Professional Presenters Consortium

  • South Arts / Performing Arts Exchange (PAE)

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

  • Kerri Bounds, Tarpon Arts Operations Manager

  • Marissa Jo Schumacher, Department Administrator

  • Jacqueline Maldonado, Patron Services Coordinator

  • Linda Moore, Ticket Sales Representative

  • Gwen Doucet, Ticket Sales Representative


City of Tarpon Springs Mayor and Board of Commissioners:

  • Mayor Chris Alahouzos

  • City Manager Mark LeCouris

  • Vice-Mayor Townsend Tarapani

  • Commissioner Rea Sieber                                       

  • Commissioner Connor Donovan                            

  • Commissioner Jacob Karr