Maggie Duffy, Arts Writer

Maggie Duffy

Arts Writer

I have fun covering Tampa Bay's thriving arts scene and my other passion, shopping. I'm always on the hunt for art exhibits, indie markets and small businesses to write about, so if you have one, please share it with me! I graduated from USF in 2004 with a degree in Art History, which comes in handy not only when writing art reviews, but also for the cool history stories I've been covering lately. I also worked professionally in the local art scene for years as a gallery manager and curator, so it's a thrill to continue to support the arts. I came to the Tampa Bay Times in 2006 as an editorial assistant and have found my writing voice in the past few years.

His passion was work. Then Stanton Storer found art.

Art collector Stanton Storer talks about
A new exhibition at the University of Tampa includes works from his extensive collection of renowned artists and locals.

Vinik foundation gives Tampa Museum of Art $5 million endowment

Jeff Vinik and Penny Vinik, 2019. Courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art
The gift that will fund the position of executive director is the largest donation ever made to the museum’s endowment.

Find creepy creations this weekend at St. Petersburg’s Hauntizaar

Hauntizaar, hosted at St. Petersburg venue the Studio@620, will feature Frank Strunk III's Little Creep series of toothy metal smiles on Saturday. Courtesy of Frank Strunk III
Plus, Zen Glass presents Pendant Palooza and a streetwear popup shop hits Mergeculture Gallery.

This week on Tampa Bay stages: Nate Bargatze, Randy Rainbow

Randy Rainbow will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Courtesy of Varela Media
Plus, St. Petersburg Opera’s ‘Merry Widow’ and more.

The Shine Mural Fest returns to St. Petersburg. Here’s what to know.

Chad Mize, left, and Jay Hoff in front of the
Shine is loaded with a wide range of events this year, including a street party at the Morean Arts Center.