Each year, the Lightning are delighted to invite Lightning fans and artists to submit pieces of artwork to be displayed at Amalie Arena for the season. The exhibit is a unique opportunity to highlight the tremendous talent of our local artists, and as all art is for sale with all the proceeds going directly to the artists.
In the first seven years, we have proudly displayed over 280 local pieces of art for the Arena's estimated 1.5 million annual visitors. Mrs. Vinik along with representatives from Tampa Bay Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts of St. Pete, the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Dali Museum serve as jurors each year to help select the art.
The contest includes the following awards: Top Three Artists Overall ($1,000 each), Honorable Mentions ($250 each) and Top Three Youth Artists ($250 each).
Photos of a few selected pieces in the past are below to enjoy!