Tampa Bay for Art Lovers

Art lovers looking for things to do in Tampa Bay, Florida, have their pick of dozens of fine-art galleries and museums spanning the genres of classic, atiquity, modern, contemporary and surrealism. Visiting patrons might be surprised to learn the Tampa Bay area is a hot spot for local and internationally renowned street muralists or that St. Petersburg is home to the nation's largest collection of works by master surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Plus, the downtown arts district is bursting with creativity thanks to the Tampa Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, whose buildings are works of art in and of themselves.

Here are the top spots to visit for fine art in Tampa Bay.