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

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

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05/19/17 - Plein Aire Somewhere: Florida Pioneer Museum15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, FL. 10am-2pm. $5pp discounted group rate includes admission to the museum and guide. 

05/25/17 - Annual Members Show Art Call Deadline extended until noon.

Four times each year, the 2nd month of the quarter is our scheduled demo/workshop time at the Life Enrichment Center on the 4th Thursday. 

05/25/17 - General Meeting at the Life Enrichment Center9704 North Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612, from 7pm - 9pm. Watercolor on Yupo demonstration by Taylor Ikin. 

05/30/17 - Art intake for NTAL Annual Membership Show at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 1-3pm.

06/09/17 - CCC Members Show Reception, 5-8pm.

Three times each year, the 3rd month of the quarter is our scheduled Art Challenge at Compton Park on the 4th Wednesday. 

06/28/17 - General Meeting. Quarterly Art Challenge at Compton Park16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647, from 7pm - 9pm.

06/29/17 - Art pick-up at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 9am-12pm.

Four times each year, the 1st month of the quarter is our scheduled Show & Tell meeting at Compton Park on the 4th Wednesday. In addition, each member artist can submit 1 piece for Featured Artist voting. 

07/26/17 - General Meeting. Show & Tell + Featured Artist Voting at Compton Park16101 Compton Drive, Tampa, Florida  33647, from 7pm - 9pm.

12/20/17 - Annual Holiday Party at Compton Park. 


May, 2018 - NTAL Annual Membership Show for next year.

HELPERS NEEDED:  Here are some opportunities to help NTAL and fulfill your volunteer requirement as an Active Member. Active Member requirements start again on April 1st. There are a number of Committee Chairmanships that are available. Contact to volunteer.

  • Field Trip Coordinator
  • Community Service Coordinator

Do you have an idea for a monthly meeting presentation? Volunteer to find a speaker, demonstration or workshop at one of our monthly meetings. This will fulfill your volunteer requirement as an Active Member.

Know Your 2017 Committee Chairs:

  • Plein Aire - Sally Yoder, Dotty Banker
  • Featured Artist - Paula Noblitt
  • Quarterly Art Challenge - Sally Yoder

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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On April 26, 2017 Terry Smith was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 2nd Quarter of 2017. Terry’s watercolor painting, “Swamp Lilies” depicts Florida native plants. Terry is a member of the Florida Native Plant Society and native plants such as swamp lilies and resurrection ferns are a few of his favorite subjects to paint.

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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Click on an artist's name for more information: 

Congratulations to Dore Anderson and Margret Thomas who both sold art at our Downtown Art Invasion show at Bamboozle Cafe in March. 

Virginia Butler shared info on the Call to Artists one day art sale on May 19 at 7pm. There is no cost to apply or participate and no commission on sales. You must apply at by 4/15 to be considered. 

Pat Beebe leads the Watercolor Open Lab every Tuesday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm at the Life Enrichment CenterPlease register at (813) 932-0241 or

Plein Air Urban Sketching with Gaston McKenzie
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10am-1pm. Free for LEC and NTAL Members. Please register at (813) 932-0241 or

David Beebe  hosts a once monthly photography club  the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Life Enrichment CenterFree for LEC and NTAL Members. Fields trips to be scheduled. Please register at (813) 932-0241 or

NTAL member Fran Byers owns Bug's Splatter Gallery. Located at 5716 6th St., Zephyrhills FL 33542. Note that the gallery will be closed during August, 2017. 

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. 

Hot News

  • Annual Members Show Deadline Extended The May 15th Deadline for the NTAL Membership Show at CCC has been extended to Thur, May 25th, (12:00 noon). We need more entries from our members. Please support ...
    Posted May 17, 2017, 3:57 PM by Dave Beebe
  • Arts Council 2.0 Survey We need the residents of Hillsborough County to tell us what the next version of the Arts Council should look like. That means we need creatives, cultural workers, arts supporters ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 12:51 PM by Dave Beebe
  • 2nd Quarter Featured Artist Selected On April 26, 2017 Terry Smith was selected as the North Tampa Art League Featured Artist for the 2nd Quarter of 2017.  Terry’s watercolor painting, “Swamp Lilies”  depicts Florida ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 3:44 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Annual Members Show "Artists: The Soul of the Community" North Tampa Arts League artists are making their final preparations for our annual members show "Artists: The Soul of the Community". The show is hosted at the Carrollwood Cultural Center ...
    Posted May 15, 2017, 2:40 PM by Dave Beebe
  • By-Laws Amendment Vote At 4/26/17 General Meeting At this month’s meeting we will also be voting to amend the NTAL By-Laws to define the duties for the 1st Vice President. Please be sure to attend ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:06 AM by Dave Beebe
  • March General Meeting Notes Welcome: Joan Garcia, standing in for Lynn, welcomed new / old member Joanmarie Hofmann. Thanks went out to: All who sent good wishes and cards to John Henne. And for the ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:00 PM by Dave Beebe
  • Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Art Invasion Reception Thanks to Funky As A Monkey and Bamboozle Cafe for hosting our 2nd art show of 2017. The reception was Tuesday, 3/7/17 from 6pm-9pm.The show remains ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:17 PM by Dave Beebe
  • February General Meeting Notes On the 2nd month of each quarter, the North Tampa Arts League meets at the Life Enrichment Center for a workshop This month Pat Beebe demonstrated her techniques for working ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2017, 3:47 AM by Dave Beebe
  • Bug's Splatter Gallery Artist Application Process As you know, NTAL member Fran Byers owns Bug's Splatter Gallery in Zephyrhills. In addition to hosting our first show of 2017, Fran has a juried process in place ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 4:59 AM by Dave Beebe
  • January General Meeting Notes Welcome: Lynn welcomed our new members; Sally Yoder,  Maribelle Yarmirez, Patty Touchton, and Diane Harn. And our visitors;  Mike King, James Murphy, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Tom Myers (who joined at the ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2017, 12:35 PM by Dave Beebe
  • Bug's Splatter Gallery Opening Reception NTAL artists and local art lovers met at the opening reception for our first show of 2017. We were hosted by artist member and gallery owner Fran Byers. The Bug ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:23 AM by Dave Beebe
  • 1st Quarter Featured Artist Selected On January 25, 2017 Paula Noblitt, was selected as the North Tampa Arts League Featured Artist for the 1st Quarter of 2017. Paula’s acrylic painting, “Girl, Book, Cat” explores ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 5:20 AM by Dave Beebe
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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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