Community Resources

Community Centers with classes, programs, and events

Taylor Art Studio

611 W. Indiana Ave., Tampa, FL, 33603

(813) 274-8364

Taylor Art Studio, located in the heart of Tampa Heights, offers classes for children and adults. Where our core programs are pottery and glass fusing, we also offer several home- and after-school programs providing a wide range of creative projects. Fun Fridays are hosted once a month to introduce new disciplines and mediums.

Programs include:

  • Pottery
  • “Everything Glass”: stained glass and fusion
  • Kids & Teens Mixed Media: clay, art collage, painting, drawing, and photography
  • Specialty Workshops: lectured-based weekend workshops for adults
  • Summer and Specialty Camps: 9 week art camps for children ages 4-17

Facility is equipped with: Ten pottery wheels, extruder, slab roller, with 5 ceramic kilns; studio for stained or fusion work with 2 kilns; glass fusion, jewelry making, pottery classes.

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To see all classes, click “Activity Calendar” and then change location to “Taylor Art Studio”

Tampa Heights Youth Development & Community Center

2005 N. Lamar Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 225-1341

Vision Statement

To ensure that every youth in Tampa Heights receives services to help them become strong leaders and good citizens.

Mission Statement

Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association is a community-based, resident driven organization that connects youth and families in the community; provides youth the opportunities to build leadership skills and civic involvement through mentoring, caring, and support; and secures resources to respond to identified needs.

Service Statement

Our neighborhood youth program customizes unique leadership services and good citizenship training, characterize by demographics and socio-economic circumstances.

Programs include:

  • After School Program: Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association After-School Program is open to school age residents of Tampa Heights Community. For many children this “home” is the only place where homework can be done. Here, life skills, reading for comprehension, workforce readiness, and computer technology and health awareness are taught and new friends are made.
  • Summer Enrichment: Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association’s robust summer educational program offers leadership training and opportunities, sports and health awareness, entrepreneurship and community service activities in a fun-filled environment. Field trips and other incentives encourage our young participants’ developing life skills. THJrCA offers the only local summer program dedicated to preparing Tampa Heights future leaders at minimal or no costs to most families.
  • Teens Achieving Personal Success (T.A.P.S.): Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, Teens Achieving Personal Success (T.A.P.S.) program partners caring and qualified adult volunteers with young people for academic goal planning and leadership development.
  • College Achievers: Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association offers high school students assistance in achieving their higher education goals.
  • Bridge Program “Kumba Dancers”: African dance and drumming classes
  • Yoga Classes
  • Facility Rental for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, and other special events

The Hip Room Dance Studio

1701 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 227 9600

The Hip Room is a Tampa dance studio offering lessons in Ballroom, Ballet, social dancing, wedding dance choreography, and much more. We pride ourselves on a student-centered approach to dance lessons. All levels and all ages welcome.

Bleu Acier Gallery and Studio

109 West Columbus Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

(813) 272-9746

As a gallery, Bleu Acier exhibits works in all disciplines by emerging, mid-career and established artists from the US and Europe. As a publisher, Bleu Acier collaborates with artists on limited editions and multiples that possess the strength and drive of their work in other media. These often very rare editions integrate the overall vision of the artist’s oeuvre.

Atelier Bleu Acier, a collaborative and contract studio owned and operated by Erika Greenberg-Schneider, supports the following techniques in printmaking: Intaglio, Photogravure, Lithography, Photolithography, Relief and Monotype.

Gallery hours: Saturdays 1-5 pm and by appointment

Rialto Theatre

1617 N. FRANKLIN STREET, TAMPA, FL 33602

(813) 221 8808

The Rialto Theatre is a Tampa multi-purpose event space.The texture of old brick walls, painted plaster details and blue tile work create the perfect contrast of old and new.

Rustic Steel Creations

3919 N Highland Ave. Tampa, FL 33603

(813) 222-0016

Founded by Dominique Martinez, Rustic Steel Creations is a metal shop making custom pieces of art from steel and iron, and decorating high-end homes. On top of that, the welding artists enjoy creating pieces for the public to enjoy in their communities.

Welding Classes are offered on select saturdays, check out the website or facebook