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 in Tampa Bay art: Exhibits at the Leslie Curran Gallery, Chihuly Collection, others

Camille Izumi’s painting “Sea Me Now” is part of “Good Vibrations II” at the Leslie Curran Gallery in St. Petersburg. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31. [Courtesy of Leslie Curran Gallery]
Last week was Art Walk, when most St. Petersburg galleries host receptions. It’s hard to hit them all in one night, so visit during regular hours.

What’s happening on Tampa Bay stages: 85 South Show, Alonzo Bodden, the Spouse Whisperer

In this 2014 photo, Alonzo Bodden performs at the Stand Up and Deliver Cabo Relief event on in Irvine, Calif. The comedian will hit Tampa Improv for a performance on Thursday. [ROCHELLE BRODIN | Getty Images for NUVOtv]
Francis Wilson Playhouse also kicks off its 90th season with ‘Titanic the Musical,’ plus ‘Rabbit Hole’ at West Coast Players and a new comedy showcase at the Studio@620.

Tampa Bay’s top shopping picks: Artful decorating at Syd Entel Galleries, Tampa poolside soiree

On Sunday, peruse tables from artisans and vendors during the Art on Maple Street popup market at the St. Petersburg location for Maple Street Biscuit Company. [Courtesy of Zane Zimmer]
This weekend offers Art on Maple Street, too, bringing a popup market of vendors and artisans to a biscuit joint.

Tampa Bay’s top shopping picks: Quinceanera Expo, Coralette Damme’s “Pick a Print” popup

On Saturday, Coralette Damme will hang her prints the way she does when they’re drying in her studio during the “Pick a Print” popup at St. Petersburg’s Studio@620. [Courtesy of Coralette Damme]
Plus, St. Petersburg boutique Zaa celebrates its one-year anniversary with a party.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: A rare Robert Rauschenberg exhibit, Martin and Erik Demaine flex creative genius

The Tampa Museum of Art has pulled Robert Rauschenberg’s photogravures from its permanent collection, including “America Mix-16,” to put them on display for the public starting Friday. [Courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art]
The Demaines, artists and MIT mathematicians, will appear this weekend at the Duncan McClellan Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts, where their work is on display.