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Bloom on Franklin – Art Walk June 25th

We kicked off another month of art and entertainment on the South Block of north Franklin street on Friday, June 25th for the Bloom on Franklin art and Entertainment walk. This month’s music programming, organized as a community effort by Wave Theory Collective, Broken Mold Entertainment, and Mergeculture featured: K.III Albert J Robinson Fantastical Tigers […]

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Bloom on Franklin – Arts and Entertainment Walk 5.28

Bloom on Franklin is a new Arts and Entertainment Walk that stretches through downtown Tampa along Franklin Street. For the month of May, on the 28th, we’ll have these features: Performers presented by Wave Theory and Broken Mold: Beats and Freestyle presented by Mike Mass and Wave Theory with DJ Kellen Detyme (Poet and hip […]

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Fourth Fridays on Franklin Street

We’re back April 30th with another Fourth Friday Block party presented by FWD THINKERS MUSIC and Mergeculture. You can purchase tickets at a suggested donation, or a special unique experience at the link below: Purchase Tickets

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Week of 3.21 Let’s Celebrate Spring

We’re bringing in spring with Heightened Senses at Labyrinth Tampa on 3.25. Austin England Print Release: Austin England Letter Press Print Release Fourth Friday Block Party Suggested Donation Tickets

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Fourth Fridays Returns to Downtown Tampa with Mergeculture & FWDTHINKERS >> Music

Building on the Foundation Beginning Friday March 26th: Each month, Mergeculture Gallery and FWD Thinkers Music is set to bring a special fourth Friday event to Downtown Tampa that will include parking lot concerts, visual arts experiences, culinary pop-ups, and will eventually stretch all the way down Franklin Street into Downtown Tampa. The theme for […]

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Happy Birthday J-Dilla

Happy Birthday J-Dilla February 7th, 1974 Today would have been Dilla’s 47th birthday. “Dubbed The Godfather of lo-fi Hip Hop” – Dilla changed the world, and influenced so many. Dilla’s work transcended subcultures primarily with the drop of The Pharcyde’s Labcabincalifornia, which Dilla produced seven tracks. The song Drop was featured on the skateboarding video […]

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Pow Wow! International Mural Festival Coming to Tampa

Mergeculture, Ignite Innovation and ArtUP Organization has teamed up with Art Up Organization, to bring Pow Wow! to the Tampa Area. We’ve been working on bringing Pow Wow! to Tampa for many years and this reality is now coming to fruition. With the landscape of building facades in the city, there are many opportunities for […]

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We sat down with Joe Schipani of Flint Public Art Project

What is happening in other cities? We talk with Flint Public Art Program

Flint Public Art Program has painted over 100 murals in Flint Michigan since 2013. We sat down with the program director: Joe Schipani and PixelStix CEO Matt Walker to discuss how technology paired with outdoor art is helping to shape Flint Michigan into a world class arts destination. Mergeculture: Q: Flint public art program has […]

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Introducing New Roots Art Collective

Cities across America are painting Black Lives Matter on streets to make a statement of solidarity with the movement, but as we look to putting up new artwork, important conversations surrounding expanding diversity in public art conversations should be had. In the world today, there are very few African American curators, gallery owners, public art […]

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Tampa Black Lives Matter Street Mural

This isn’t just paint. The city of Tampa is fortunate to have a Black Lives Mural in the heart of Downtown Tampa. The collaborative piece by ten African American local artists sits at the intersection of Cass and Jefferson streets, and the words “Black Lives Matter” are painted in the westbound lane of Cass street […]

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