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Pride and Passion


  • Saturday
  • April 20, 2019
  • 8:30 pm - 12:00 am



Pride & Passion will return in its fourteenth form as an Intergalactic Disco on Sat, April 20th. The LGBTQ community and their allies will celebrate diversity in the universe with a phenomenal interstellar affair to raise funds for educational programs at The Tampa Museum of Art. We will transform the museum into “Area 54,” a rich, inclusive playground for the remarkable beings that make up the cosmic kaleidoscope of our very own dazzling community. Let your imagination take you out of this world as you boogie the night away under shimmering celestial bodies, and immerse yourself in the era that revered creativity & fantasy with its glamorous dance parties & daring fashion.

As you travel through space, you will encounter creatures from other planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. No matter where you come from or where you are going, all lifeforms are welcome at Area 54. Gather up all of your disco divas and shooting stars, and join us in celebrating individuality, diversity, and all the colors that make up our universe at Pride & Passion’s Intergalactic Disco.

about pride & passion

Pride & Passion brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programming and world-class exhibitions at the Tampa Museum of Art. The LGBTQ community has been synonymous with Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay and around the world. It’s befitting that Pride & Passion, a signature fundraising event for the Tampa Museum of Art, features our colorful community. It’s equally befitting that the money we raise funds programs at the Museum that reduce barriers to admission, create safe places for people to experience the arts, and celebrates our local talent.

thank you to our 2019 sponsors




Edward Gunning & Mary Pond


Sara Golding-Scher and David Scher | Marvin Meeks, PA. | IBERIABANK | Bret Azzarelli & Trevor Price | Robin C. Sharp | Deepak K. Naidu, MD Plastic Surgery | Oxford Exchange


Bill Zewadski | Max & Cheryl D’ La Rotta | Michael Tomor & Tom Trexler | Matthew Otto | Vashti and Mohan Jattansingh | McKinney Law Group | The Alvarado Experience | DOXA Home | Mark Puskarich and John Tonnison | Ivan J. Vazquez | Vasigh Law | Osgood & Associates | R. Duane “DJ” Johnson | Hyde Park Village | Barbara & Fell Stubbs | Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery | Chris Butler

thank you to our 2019 event partners

American Social Bar & Kitchen | Anise Global Gastrobar | Bake’n Babes | Cox Media Group Tampa (HOT 101.5) | District Tavern | FH Weddings & Events | Hemingway’s Modern Cuban Cuisine | JJ Taylor Distributing | Kahwa Coffee | Kate Ryan Linen | Little Donut House | Malio’s Prime Steakhouse | Marca Made | Nothing Bundt Cakes | Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits |Tampa Bay Metro | The C House| The Production Crew | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Toffee to Go

steering committee

The 2019 Pride & Passion Committee is comprised of members and friends of the LGBTQ community who produce Pride & Passion in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art:

2019 Chair |Sing Hurt
2020 Incoming Chair | Nicholas Catania
2021 Incoming Chair | Lillian Chor

Committee | Allison Dougherty – Justice Gennari – Libby Hopkins – Vashti Jattansingh – Marvin Meeks – Walter Pinillos – Mai Tran – Joseph Valdez

Sub-Committee | Marcia Alvarado – Kyle Kilgore – Damien McKinney – Whitney Rousseau-Brundage

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Tickets | Art+ Members $90.00 | Not-Yet-Members $100.00
All tickets include open bar*, hor d’oeuvres, and desserts
*This event is 21+ only.

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