Cory Robinson solo show just part of exciting return of Tampa's 'Bloom on Franklin' block party

Sundé and Psysh Montano among musical highlights, too.

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click to enlarge The Jan. 26, 2023 cover of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. - Illustration by Cory Robinson
Illustration by Cory Robinson
The Jan. 26, 2023 cover of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.
Cory Robinson, a longtime Tampa artist and Creative Loafing cartoonist, hosts his first solo art show, "Surprise, Surprise" at Tampa Heights gallery Mergeculture.

Opening night for Cory Robinson's "Surprise, Surprise"—happening on Friday, Jan. 27 at 1544 N Franklin St.—coincides with Bloom On Franklin’s first block party of the season, showcasing the newest work from Robinson, known for his “fresh color palette and adorable characters” (and one of the garage door murals that cover storefronts along the block).

Food and goods vendors will be on hand, along with a live music lineup topped by soul-pop songwriter Sundé and rapper Psych Montano.

This party where a half-dozen venues are open is a donation-based affair, and you can just type “Oceanic Market downtown Tampa” into your GPS to get there. 

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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