Maggie Duffy, Arts Writer

Maggie Duffy

Arts Writer

I have fun covering Tampa Bay's thriving arts scene and my other passion, shopping. I'm always on the hunt for art exhibits, indie markets and small businesses to write about, so if you have one, please share it with me! I graduated from USF in 2004 with a degree in Art History, which comes in handy not only when writing art reviews, but also for the cool history stories I've been covering lately. I also worked professionally in the local art scene for years as a gallery manager and curator, so it's a thrill to continue to support the arts. I came to the Tampa Bay Times in 2006 as an editorial assistant and have found my writing voice in the past few years.

What’s happening on Tampa Bay stages: ‘Fun Home,’ Natasha Leggero

From left: Mercy Roberts, Mollie Posnik and Adrianne Hick play different versions of Alison Bechdel in American Stage’s “Fun Home,” which runs through Aug. 18 in St. Petersburg. [Joey Clay Photography]
Local shows tackle political satire and the moon landing this week, too.

Tampa Bay’s top shopping picks: Sunrise Sale, Trashion Fashion

Kevin and Marisa Kiermaier walk with “dream” child Kelsie Vance at the Rays on the Runway fashion show in 2018. The local baseball team’s players will get dressed up for a good cause again Sunday for the event at Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. [Photo by Brian James]
Plus, the Rays get dressed up for a good cause this weekend.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: ‘The Fabric of India,’ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts exhibit

This wedding outfit designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee is part of the “Fabric of India” exhibit, open at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. [Courtesy of the Ringling Museum]
You can learn the history of Indian textiles or enjoy a panel discussion with art star Kalup Linzy.

The ArtsXchange project in St. Petersburg continues to grow

A piece of metal from tower one of the World Trade Center after 9-11 is seen on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The piece will be used to create the monument called “Rise” at the ArtsXchange Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg.
Gallery space, a member lounge and new visibility are among the improvements.

What’s happening on Tampa Bay stages: ‘Pippin,’ Sarasota Improv Festival, ‘Constellations’

“Hypnotica,” Aerial Dragons’ new show, will visit the Straz Center this weekend. [Courtesy of Bryan Edward Creative]
Aerial Dragons’ new show hits the Straz Center and Central Park Performing Arts Center welcomes ‘Young Frankentein,’ too.