Thank You From Our 2018 Chair

Words cannot express how happy I am that everyone enjoyed Pride & Passion “Strange Beauty” so much. I loved seeing everyone in their formal wear and headdresses, enjoying the decor, food and drinks, having fun and dancing the night away. Everyone looked amazing. Thank you so much for attending, and supporting Pride and Passion and the Tampa Museum of Art. We also have generous and loyal sponsors who make this event possible: Wells Fargo, Dr […]

Enter our giveaway!

Win a baseball signed by former Rays player Rene Rivera #44 and a football signed by former Bucs player Vincent Jackson #83! Just register for Pride & Passion through our website by 11:59pm EST Tuesday, April 3 to be entered into the giveaway. Winners will be announced via social media and notified via the email used to register for our gala.

Committee Spotlight: Nicholas Catania, 2020 Incoming Chair

Nicholas Catania, 2020 Incoming Chair HOMETOWN: Long Island, New York YEARS ON THE P&P COMMITTEE: 2 years P&P COMMITTEE POSITION: 2018 Social Media Co-Coordinator, 2020 Incoming Chair FOR WORK: Elementary Teacher & Doctoral Student, University of South Florida FOR FUN: Besides teaching and completing my degree, my husband and I do a lot in the community. We help organize and run events within the startup community as well as fundraisers including Social Media Day Tampa. […]

Committee Spotlight: Xuan “Sing” Hurt, 2019 Chair

Xuan “Sing” Hurt, 2019 Chair HOMETOWN: Born in Vietnam. But have lived in Tampa since I was 2. YEARS ON THE COMMITTEE: 3rd year on the committee. 4th year as a vendor sponsor COMMITTEE POSITION: 2018 Vendor Coordinator, 2019 Incoming Chair FOR WORK: Anise Global Gastrobar proprietor, North Star Eatery proprietor, Bake’n Babes partner, Realtor with Urban Living Tampa/ Keller Williams, Beat Nb Board Member, New Leaders Council Tampa Bay Fellow FOR FUN: I love traveling to […]

Committee Spotlight: Marvin Meeks, 2018 Chair

MARVIN MEEKS, 2018 CHAIR HOMETOWN: Tampa YEARS ON THE COMMITTEE: 3 COMMITTEE POSITION: Chair & Event Designer FOR WORK: Realtor with Urban Living @ Keller Williams and interior designer FOR FUN: Travel, 2 cats Myoki, Burmese and Mars, Bengal, so very single, love anything that makes me laugh, and even better when I can make someone else laugh. Laughter cures everything.  FAVORITES: Madonna, Gaga, Dwayne Johnson makes me laugh, and who wouldn’t want to climb that Rock; Asian or […]

Cocktails & Couture 2018

Cocktails and Couture Tampa 2018

COCKTAILS & COUTURE 2018 is coming up this Saturday night, January 13th, at The Ritz Ybor and it is going to be an amazing fashion and arts extravaganza!  This is Tampa Bay’s #1 Fashion & Arts Show, so if you love art, fashion, cocktails, and looking fierce, than you should grab your tickets toCOCKTAILS & COUTURE 2018 today! Tribeca ColorSalon, Sunset Events and Square One will present their 6th Annual COCKTAILS & COUTURE event on Saturday, January […]

Strange Beauty: An Introduction

Without a doubt, many people have looked at a painting by René Magritte or Salvador Dali and said “that’s weird” or “that guy’s insane,” while others said, ”that’s fascinating,” or “ I bet he’s fun at a party.”  All of the above may be true, and that’s okay.  Things or people that are strange make life a lot more interesting. Imagine a world without the arts: no dance, no music, no theatre, no sculptures, and […]