About Portico Arts
From its inception, The Portico has been a hub for the local artistic community. Our dedicated arts team leaders and volunteers have curated a space that fosters important
Conversation, Connection, and Community Change.
Many of the visual and performing arts you experience on campus are produced and curated by a team of dedicated local artists and volunteers.
- Gallery exhibits (in The Cafe & Community Hall) that give voice to important societal issues
- Art Talks & Discussions, Installations and Documentary Film Screenings & Discussions
- Creative Music, Song and Performance
- Spoken Word, Poetry Readings and Storytelling
- Celebrating the Joy of Motion
Current Exhibits | Experiences | Events
Featured Artist: Gatsby Not Art – Dressed as a Friend
Artistic Expressions: Art Therapy Class – Hyde Park Campus
This class is open to adults, and especially catered to the homeless, who are interested in art-making classes. Students from the University of Tampa provide guidance and educational tips on creative art making. There is no experience required for this class.
Artistic Expressions: Art Therapy Class | Larry Magee | Homeless Artist – Hyde Park Campus
One of our Open Arms friends, Larry Magee, is an artist who was commissioned to create two pieces for the new Ferman Center for the Arts. Larry created two panels of abstract art that have been installed in the Center’s space. Larry’s art project is a collaboration with the Tampa Museum of Art, Las Damas, and Hyde Park United Methodist and Dr. Joseph Scarce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – BA in Art Therapy Program, University of Tampa, worked with Larry on the project.