Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts is awarding a total of $17,500 to seven local students through the Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship program.
The recipients – all but one from public schools – were selected by experts in their respective fields. Judges were: author Lisa Unger, dancer Helen Hansen French, actress Eugenie Bondurant, musician Paul Wilborn, art curator Joanna Robotham, and vocalist Dawne Wisner Eubanks.
The awards ceremony and talent showcase is 6 p.m., May 15, at The Vault, 611 N. Franklin St., in Tampa. Members of the business and arts community are invited; RSVP by May 10.