The cultural arts district of downtown Tampa is an emerging neighborhood that is home to a diverse community of cultural organizations including David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and Patel Conservatory the largest performing arts center in the South also the Glazer Children's Museum and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The Tampa Bay History Center complements Tampa's Riverwalk, an area that will serve as a key location of many community-wide events. In addition, the Tampa Museum of Art, which opened in February 2010, will anchor this growing cultural arts district.
Downtown Tampa is also beginning to evolve into an urban center. Currently, some 88,000 residents call the Downtown area home, and many are moving into the downtown core itself. More and more people are choosing not only to work downtown, but to live there as well. Downtown Tampa currently has eight Major Hotels, with more than 2,000 hotel rooms for business and leisure travelers.