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.

Tampa Bay’s top shopping picks: Pride gear from Chad Mize, St. Petersburg markets

Mark Noll’s jewelry made from beetle wings, called elytra, will be available this weekend at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Brian James]
After you snag a Pride World Tour shirt in the Sunshine City this weekend, hit up Indie Flea or the Saturday Morning Market.

St. Petersburg artist Jabari Reed-Diop the youngest yet to be featured in Tampa Bay Rays art series
You can see him and his art at the game on June 15.

10 notable people and things that started at St. Petersburg’s [email protected]

Myalyn Pompey, 8, walks past a wall of images at the opening night of Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond on Friday November 6, 2015 at Studio 620 in downtown St. Petersburg.
Bob Devin Jones and David Ellis wouldn’t reject anyone who wanted to hold an event there. Here’s where that led.

Tampa Bay’s top shopping picks: Zaa hosts a popup, Father’s Day gifts at Atlas Body

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Before Sunday, snag a gift for Dad at Atlas Home and Body, a store with men’s kaftans. [Courtesy of Trina Turk]
Time to cool off in some comfy clothes.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: Iconic portraits at Mize Gallery, Dalí exhibition openings

Chad Mize’s portrait of Keith Haring is part of the “Icons” exhibition, launching at his St. Petersburg gallery with an opening reception on Friday. [Chad Mize]
Four galleries are looking for artists to include in “Skyway 2020” as well.