Tampa Museum of Art

Pride & Passion

 Saturday April 29, 2017
8p-12a The Main Event

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The LGBT 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 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.

The inspiration for Pride & Passion 2017 comes from the circuses, cabarets, and vibrant performance halls frequented by 19th century artists, intellectuals and writers in Paris. With Cirque de Mascarade, the Pride & Passion mantra of “dress to impress” invites guests to add a 19th century bohemian twist to your attire.

Main Event Tickets

Main Event Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and membership to the Museum.

$100 Advance ticket | $125 At the door ticket (pending availability).

Click Here to buy your ticket to Pride & Passion.

Upgrade Your Experience

Begin your night with an exclusive Pre-Party where you and your guest(s) will enjoy a private, more intimate experience of Cirque de Mascarade before an estimated 600+ guests begin arriving. From the moment you and your guests enter the big top, you will be part of a scene that epitomizes the raucous and irreverent popular entertainment of bohemian Paris with a distinctly Pride & Passion twist.  Before the doors open for main event ticket holders at 8pm, you will be escorted to the main event by Ring Masters.

$500 Passion Sponsor:  Two tickets to Pride & Passion including the exclusive sponsor experience from 7p-8p. Recognition at the event with your name listed on our Sponsor Wall as part of the welcome experience.  Recognition before the event with your name listed on Pride & Passion invitations (subject to print deadline), website, and event email blasts.

$1,500 Pride Sponsor: Four tickets to Pride & Passion including the exclusive sponsor experience from 7p-8p. Recognition as described above.

$5,000 Harlequin Sponsor: Take center stage and entertain guests and friends throughout the night in your private cabana where you will have a bottle service and a beverage server.  One complimentary hotel room at Le Meridien Hotel in downtown Tampa the night of Pride & Passion. Six tickets to Pride & Passion including the exclusive sponsor experience from 7p-8p.  Name or logo recognition as described above.

Click Here to upgrade your experience as a sponsor.


For additional information contact: Bernadette Casey at Bernadette.Casey@TampaMuseum.org or at 813-421-8368.


The 2017 Pride & Passion Committee is comprised of friends and members of the LGBT community who produce Pride & Passion in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art. Nicholas Buchanan, Chair.  Steven Ballard, 2018 Incoming Chair. Marvin Meeks 2019 Incoming Chair; Thomas Aue, Whitney Brundage, Lillian Chor, Todd Edwards, Libby Hopkins, Sing Hurt, Russ Martin, Trent McAree, Joel Rivera, Nancy Seijas-Kipnis, and Kate White.


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