Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) announced the beginning of its first official season of interactive community events in Water Street Tampa, the live-work-play neighborhood that is creating a new lifestyle destination in Downtown Tampa. As construction completed last month on Water Street Tampa’s first phase of development with the opening of The Tampa EDITION, the neighborhood is now unveiling a series of public activations, including public art installations from local and national artists, a dedicated “Weekend on Water Street” featuring a European-style street market, new restaurant openings and a full slate of first-annual holiday events, that will provide everyone with a taste of the lifestyle Water Street Tampa has to offer.
“2022 has been a monumental year for Water Street Tampa, as we completed construction on our first phase of development,” said Lee Schaffler, Chief Portfolio Officer for SPP. “The neighborhood has started to come alive with tons of people living and working here, as well as retailers, art installations, live music and more that show the true community destination we’re creating. We’re excited to give our residents, neighbors and visitors a front-row seat to life at Water Street Tampa.”
Building on the momentum of opening The Tampa EDITION, ROOST Tampa, Asher and many retailers throughout the district this year, Water Street Tampa will now host its first full season of public events to illustrate the neighborhood’s balanced urban lifestyle on the water. As the district continues to take shape, the Tampa community will have the opportunity to experience this lifestyle throughout the year, with activities focused on arts and entertainment, culinary events, health and wellness, and seasonal fun..
Public Art Installations at Water Street Tampa
Water Street Tampa will launch its first season of events with a series of visiting experiential art installations from national and local artists. National artists to be featured throughout the neighborhood include Hueman, from Oakland, CA; Refik Anadol, based out of Turkey and Los Angeles; and Breakfast Studio, from Brooklyn. Work from some of Tampa’s most talented artists, including Bianca Burrows, Chad Mize, Conrad Garner and Pep Rally, will also be on display.
- ISOLATION: a Homebody Pop-Up Experience. On display at 1018 Raybon Court from October 15-30
- Pool, by Breakfast Studio. On display at Yura Vine Brothers Plant Shop from October 22-23
- Portraits in Pink, Blue and Silver, Vanishing Forest, by Breakfast Studio. On display at Dwell Home Market from October 22-23
- Machine Hallucination and Quantum Memories, by Refik Anadol. On display at Raybon Plaza from October 22-23
- Spotlight! A mini digital art exhibition by Bianca Burrows, Chad Mize, Conrad Garner and Pep Rally. On display at Chill Bros. Scoop Shop from October 22-23
Water Street Tampa is also home to multiple permanent public art installations that are on display year-round, including works by Jim Campbell, Jason Bruges Studio, Leon Keer, Tavares Strachan and more. For more information, visit https://waterstreettampa.com/explore?cat=public-art.
A Weekend on Water Street
On Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, the neighborhood will host “A Weekend on Water Street,” offering curated activities that allow the community to experience a preview of life in the neighborhood.
Guests are invited to experience:
· Pop-up art installations
o Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm
· Outdoor mat Pilates class hosted by BODYROK
o Sunday 9-10am in Raybon Court
· European-inspired street fair with curated selection of more than 20 unique brands
o Sunday 10am-5pm on Water Street
· Ice cream social hosted by Chill Bros. Scoop Shop
o Sunday 1-3pm on Water Street
First Annual Holiday Celebrations
Water Street Tampa will host its first annual holiday celebrations this year, which will continue as a tradition for years to come. Holiday events will include a community event to unveil the neighborhood’s district-wide holiday decorations, an open-air market featuring seasonal gifts and live entertainment all season long.
New Culinary Experiences
Throughout the fall, Water Street Tampa will also welcome several new restaurants and retailers that are helping to shape the neighborhood into a true destination. Boulon Brasserie, Wagamama, Small Giant, 3 Corners, Wine on Water and Shortwave Coffee are slated to open by the end of the year. The community can also experience seven new food and beverage concepts at the recently opened Tampa EDITION, including Lilac, Azure, Market, Lobby Bar, Punch Room, Arts Club and Pool Bar. Nearly a dozen new retailers have signed leases at Water Street Tampa this year and the neighborhood will continue to come to life as they open this year and into next.
Water Street Tampa will host additional community events starting in early 2023, which will include fresh markets, live music, fitness and wellness activities, food and beverage activations and more.