The mission of the North Tampa Arts League is to develop, nurture, and support the arts and the artists of North Tampa by working in concert with community leaders to make North Tampa a vibrant art community. All are welcome!


NTAL meets from 7pm-9pm on the 4th Wednesday of the 1st and 3rd month each quarter (except as noted) at: Compton Park Community CenterTampa Palms, 16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647

NTAL is an art education partner with the Life Enrichment Center at 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612. NTAL meets at the LEC on the 4th Thursday for active demos the 2nd month of each quarter

Starting in 2019, NTAL General Meetings will be on vacation for June, July and August. 

Our mailing address is NTAL, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd West, #108, Tampa, FL  33647-2001

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PLEIN AIR ….SOMEWHERE: (First Friday of each month.)

Friday, March 8th at 10:00 am; Zephyr Park, 4039 4th St., Zephyrhills. Parking and restrooms, park setting, kid's waterpark, fountain, lake. We'll eat at Creative Soul's Cafe, 38426 5th Ave., Zephyrhills at 12:45 pm.

Friday, March 15th at 10:00 am. The Edwinola in Dade City, 14235 Edwinola Way, Dade City, Fl We will be painting plein air for a second date this month. The Edwinola is a historic hotel built in 1912. Lunch to be determined.

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Renewal membership dues are due January 31, 2019. You can pay at our monthly meetings or mail a check for $35.00/$45.00 (individual/family) to: (If you joined after 10/1/2018 your 2019 dues are included.)

North Tampa Arts League, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd West, #108, Tampa, FL 33647


Go to Membership and download our Membership form. Individual membership is $35. Family membership is $45. Benefits include partner benefits at the Life Enrichment Center for the Arts, discount at AOE Art Supply and public art shows scheduled through out the year. 




2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

  • President - Diane Harm
  • 1st VP Publicity & Marketing - Open
  • 2nd VP Events & Programs - Open
  • Treasurer - Joan Garcia
  • Secretary - Virginia Butler

You must be an active member to serve on the board. Contact NTALboard@gmail.com if interested. 


Know Your 2018 Committee Chairs:

  • Plein Aire - Dotty Banker & Sally Yoder
  • Featured Artist - Paula Noblitt
  • Quarterly Art Challenge - Sally Yoder
  • Masterpiece Show Chairman - Alan Metzger

NTAL and LEC (Life Enrichment Center) are partners; members are eligible for all classes at the LEC Member rate. You can view the upcoming classes at Meetup




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Lynn Rattray has a painting in the Lightning Celebration of the Arts at Amalie Arena.



David Beebe  hosts a once monthly photography club  usually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Life Enrichment CenterFree for LEC and NTAL Members, $5 otherwise. Fields trips are scheduled, typically on weekends. Please register at (813) 932-0241 or info@lectampa.org. Check out our Best of Tampa Bay 2017 video from our field trips. 

Learn to paint from a different professional artist each month. Call NTAL member Marie Schadt at 813-971 -9145 for more info. When: 4th Monday of the Month starting back in January, 2017 from 10:00am -2:00pm at Roy Haynes Park, 1902 South Village Avenue, Tampa. Cost: Free ($8 donation requested). Bring your own supplies. 



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Arnold Swepson's sculpture "Serena De Milo" is made of repurposed metals. Arnold has always been interested in tennis and was inspired by Serena Williams. He says "Serena is unusual and a gifted athlete and I felt compelled to create this work of art".

Arnold was born in New York and moved to Fall River Massachusetts when he was 5 years old. but his mother's family came to the U.S. at the turn of the last century from the Cape Verde Islands,a former Portuguese colony off the coast of Africa. Arnold has been inspired throughout his life with pictures and stories of the Islands. He interprets these dreams and stories through his paintings and sculptures. When he was a young boy he would whittle pieces of soap into figures. Later he started carving with wood. Then he says he "had a piece of metal in my hand and I started to shape it and the next thing I knew it was a little palm tree, and as they say, the rest is history"

Contact Information: (813)317-1399, aswepson@tampbabay.rr.com




Check out our Fine Art America Friends of NTAL group featuring member art hosted there. You can purchase prints and often find an original for sale as well. 

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The second month of each quarter, NTAL hosts a scheduled demo/workshop at the Life Enrichment Center on the 4th Thursday of that month. The demo/workshops are free and open to the public.

Recent workshops:
11/18 - Acrylic Painting - Alan Metzger
8/18 - Framing for the Artist - Joose Hadley
5/18 - Imprimatura - Sally Yoder
02/18 - Colored Pencils, Diane Harm
11/17 - Acrylic Pouring, Pat Beebe
08/17 - Egg Tempera, Gainor Roberts
05/17 - Watercolor on Yupo, Taylor Ikin (guest presenter)

NTAL members donated 11 original works of art in 2014  to the Radiology department of the Shriners Hospital For Children - Tampa.

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Find out what is happening in our local arts community at Tampa Arts, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Stay informed by subscribing to their weekly email update.


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