Our annual FIVE by FIVE Celebration is one fantastic evening of performing, literary and visual arts! Hosted by the Arts Council at the beautiful Tampa Museum of Art, this one-night only party for the arts celebrates ALL the arts.

FIVE by FIVE 2016, Photo by Desiree Fantal Photography

It’s Small Art for a Big Cause! Exciting performances by artists in a variety of disciplines take place throughout the night. It’s for artists by artists!

FIVE by FIVE was created in 2012 by our Artists Advisory Committee to raise money for artist programs and bring our arts community together. Each year since then, the Tampa Museum of Art has been filled with more than 900 enthusiastic arts supporters attending the celebration. The annual event showcases performances from local professionals in theatre, dance, music and spoken word as well as 5″x 5″ pieces of art from professional and emerging artists worldwide. All artwork is exhibited anonymously and sold for $25 each. Buyers choose the work they purchase based on its appeal only and not whether the artist is known or unknown since artist signatures only appear on the back of the work.  

FIVE BY FIVE raises much-needed funds for artists’ workshops and grants. To date, the event has raised more than $65,000 through artwork sales for the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Individual Artist Program.

We thank the our sponsors, the Tampa Museum of Art, our community and the many artists from Florida and around the world who make this event possible.