DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS! Dolls and Where They Live, Florida Craft Art's most recent exhibit. Look for their upcoming Exhibition, At Home With Craft, opening Sept. 7. In it, the gallery will be transformed into a loft style apartment in which every element will be a handcrafted work of art, dishes, furniture, light switches, everything...
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Oct 18, 20, 22
St Pete Opera Presents The Merry Widow
The Palladium Theater

Fri Oct 18 - Sat Oct 26
SHINE MURAL FESTIVAL
Various St. Petersburg Locations

Sat Oct 19 -
Old Southeast Artists' Studio Tour
@ Old Southeast St. Petersburg

Sat, Oct 26 -
Halloween Spooktacular Costume Bash
ARTpool Gallery

Through December 2019
KAREN LAMONTE: FLOATING WORLD
Karen LaMonte's life-size kimono series in glass, bronze,
ceramic and iron. Included with general admission.
Imagine Museum

ART EVENTS

 

 

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TAMPA BAY COMIC CON 2018 featured comic art legends including award winning artist-creator Arthur Suydam (artwork left) and Mad Magazine's Tom Richmond (right). Val Kilmer was among the celebrity guests.

Work by St. Pete artist Judy Vienneau from her show, UNEXPECTED COLOR showing at St. Pete Artworks through Sept 12. Read our
full story on St. Pete Artworks
(photo courtesy of St. Pete Artworks)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this story, MESU 360 has moved from their location on Central Avenue. Our story on MESU360 PROJECT GALLERY, possibly the hippest thing going on in St. Pete right now. For more in local art, check out our Art Section
Check out our story on St. Pete's 2018 SHINE MURAL FESTIVAL. ONLINE NOW! ABOVE: Work by Shine 2018 artist, Matt Kress.

 

The 2019 Glass Art Society Conference officially came to St. Pete on, Thurs., Mar 28 - Sat Mar. 30, bringing around 1000+ International Glass Artists to the Sunshine City! GAS members have been meeting and sharing ideas at the annual conference since 1971, leading to priceless moments in glass art like this photo of famed artists Stephen Rolfe Powell, Lino Tagliapietra and Dave Walters taken during Tagliapetra's demo at GAS 2010 in Louisville. Read our full story on GAS 2019 here. Look for our new Print Directory, Culture Beauty, a free publication about Art in Tampa Bay. The first issue publishes this Saturday for July Artwalk!

PERFORMING ARTS GROUPS,

SPITFIIRE THEATRE
14 18h ST N. , St. Petersburg 33712 727-329-6290
www.spitfiretheater.org
Thursdays - Open Playoff 8 pm $5
$5 Comedy Hour 9 pm $5
Fridays & Saturdays - Shows at 9p and 10p $20

ST. PETERSBURG OPERA COMPANY

Performances At: Palladium Theater;
253 Fifth Ave N., St. Petersburg; 727-823-2040

stpeteopera.org

Read our preview of the 2019-2020 Season
The St. Pete Opera's 14th Season

Purchase tickets Online Now.

Saturday, October 5 -
Master Classes with Maestro & Merry Widow Emerging Artists

5:157:45pm Opera Central


Oct 18 - 22 - The Merry Widow at The Palladium Theatre
Fri Oct 18 7:30 pm, Sun Oct 20 2pm, Tues Oct 22 7:30 pm

Nov 16 - 29 - Pinocchio at Opera Central (Family Series)
Sat Nov 16 2 pm, Fri Nov 22 2 & 7:30 pm, Sat Nov 23 2 pm, Fri Nov 29 2 pm

Dec 12 - 15, 19-20 - Holiday Sparkle at Opera Central
Thurs Dec 12 7:30 pm, Fri Dec 23 7:30 pm,

Jan 24, 26, 28 - Rigoletto at The Palladium Theatre

Mar 13 & 14 - Creative Collaborations at Opera Central

May 29 & 31; June 2, 5, 7 -
La Fille du Regiment at The Palladium Theatre

July 3, 4, 5 - Pops Spectacular at The Palladium Theatre

Jan 18, May 23 - Broadway Cabaret at Opera Central

ST. PETERSBURG CITY THEATRE
4025 31ST S S, St. Petersburg 33712 727-866-1973
www.sp citytheatre .org

MAJOR MUSEUMS AND
PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS


Chihuly Collection at The Morean Arts Center

720 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701
www.moreanartscenter.org

Colliseum Ballroom
535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg 33701, 727- 892-5202 www.stpete.org

Dali Museum
One Dali Boulevard, Saint Petersburg, 800-442-DALI (3254) www.TheDali.org

The Florida Holocaust Museu
55 5th St S., St. Petersburg 33701
727-820-0100 flholocaustmuseum.org

Opening Monday, Sept 16
Loss and Affirmation: In Conversation with Charles E. Pachner

Imagine Museum
1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg 33701 727-300-1700
www.imaginemuseum.com


James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Mahaffey Theater
400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg 33701 727-892-5798 www.themahaffey.com


The Palladium
253 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg 33701 727-822-3590 www.mypalladium.org

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art,

250 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg
Fri, Oct 4 - Mornings with The Maestro : A mostly musical preview of The St. Pete Opera's upcoming production The Merry Widow with SPO Creative Director Maestro Michael Szorfini and guests.

St. Petersburg Museum of History,

335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg 727-894-1052

TAMPA BAY FREE PRESS
St. Petersburg Studios, Galleries & Artists Directory

NOTE: Not all studios and galleries are open to the public at all times. Most are typically open by appointment and for Second Saturday Art Walk. We will note their hours as possible.

We strive to provide you with complete list of all working artists, studios and galleries in downtown and greater St. Petersburg. If you work with, own, or represent an artist or studio not shown here, please send an email with info to tampabayfreepress@gmail.com.

Alyssa Marie Gallery
300 Beach Dr. #125
St Petersburg FL 33701
alyssamariegallery.com
HOURS: Tues - Fri; 10 am to 4 pm; Closed Sat & Sun.
Fine Artist specializing in oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings with nautical themes, pet portraits and energetic landscapes.
NOW SHOWING: Love You. A Self Love Art Show

DL Stop 20
DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS
(Connects to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)

Anna Broshears Fine Art
Five Deuces Galleria
2135 3rd Ave S, Studio 2 St Petersburg
813-601-8304 www.facebook.com/
Anna-Broshears-Fine-Art-LLC
HOURS: By Appointment.
Large scale oil and acrylic abstracts, seascapes,
and pop art by artist Anna Broshears.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 8

Articles - Leslie Curran Gallery
1431 Central Ave., St Pete, FL 33705
Artwalk Trolley Stop 17 727-898-6061
articlesstpete.com
HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm Mon.-Sat.; Closed Sun.
Dedicated to showcasing emerging and mid-career artists with monthly solo and small group exhibitions. Also offers fine art consulting and framing.

Opening Fri Sept 27 -
HIGH PITCH:
Babette Herschberger with special guest Cole Johnson
Through Nov 9, 2019

Art for Art
2734 Central Ave., St Pete, FL 33712
727-321-3222 a4a-wf.com
HOURS: Tues - Sat: 11 am to 6 pm ; Closed Sun.
Artwalk Trolley Stop 17

Heavy Metal. artwork by metal artists

Contemporary paintings, prints and drawings.

Art Fusion Galleries
106 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 33701
(305) 573-5730 www.artfusiongalleries.com
Original location in Miami
Grand Opening October 5
Begins exhibiting local artists in December.

ArtLofts
10 5 St N (upstairs)
St Pete, FL 33701
727-449-5146 theartlofts.com
www.facebook.com/artlofts/
HOURS: Open Every Second Saturday 5-9 pm

Artwalk Trolley Stop 15

More than 18 working artist studios creating photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, copper and mixed media. Open to the public for 2nd Saturday Art Walks.


ArtsXchange St Pete -
A Project of the Warehouse
Arts District Association
515 22nd Street South
St. Pete, FL 33712
727-826-7211
www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/ArtsXchange
HOURS: Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m and for Second Saturday ArtWalk for special exhibitions and performances.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 15

A project of the Warehouse Arts District Association. 28 sustainable, affordable, air-conditioned art studios and over 2,500 square feet of gallery, education and event space including an artist incubator.

Atelier
2380 6th Ave S
St Petersburg FL 33713
727-768-2333
HOURS: By Appointment
Industrial Furniture made from Metal, Wood and Concrete. Modern Sculpture and Wall Reliefs. Main Artist Terry Krogmann.

Brick Street Clay Studio (Parking)
400 23 St S (upstairs)
St Pete, FL 33712
727-325-3143
brickstreetclay.com
HOURS: Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Closed Sun. & Mon.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 5

Classes in basic pottery along with advanced clay techniques like raku and saggar. New work displayed and pottery demonstration offered for 2nd Saturday Artwalk at 6:15 pm.

Collectors Exchange
2939 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg
articlesstpete.com
HOURS: Mon - Sat: 10 am to 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm Sun.
Showcasing works paintings, sculptures, and glass art from local collectors. Much-loved works from local collectors that are back on the market.

Charlie Parker Studio
2724 6 St S, St Pete, FL 33712
727-321-2071 charlieparkerpottery.com
www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-z
HOURS: Mon -Sat 10 am to 4 pm; Closed Sun.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 2

Live demos during ArtWalk. Full-service ceramic studio and gallery offering handmade pottery created in the studio. Also offers memberships and classes.

Sat Oct 12 - Sangriafest

Clay Center of St. Petersburg
2010 1 Ave S
St Pete, FL 33712
727-439-8522
claycenterofstpetersburg.com
HOURS: 10 am to 10 pm Tues & Weds; 10 am to 5 pm Fri
Artwalk Trolley Stop 11

A supportive working space and equipment for clay artists and pottery artists at all levels. Raku, Sagger and Horse hair firing offered.

Craftsman House Gallery (Parking)
2955 Central Avenue
St Pete, FL 33712
727-323-2787
craftsmanhousegallery.com
www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery
HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm Mon - Sat; Closed Sun.
Artwalk Trolley Stop 1

Award-winning gallery/cafe in a historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Representing over 300 local and national artisans - pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, art furniture.

NOW SHOWING: Heavy Metal. Artwork by metal artists

Creative Clay – Good Folk Gallery
1846 1st Ave S
St Petersburg FL 33712
727-825-0515
creativeclay.org

Artwalk Trolley Stop 12

Creative Clay’s mission is to provide educational, expressive and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. Serving people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children and veterans. Creative Clay also provides outreach art experiences in the community.

D gallerie
Sundial St. Pete
153 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, 33701
New temporary location right beneath Sea Salt St. Pete
downtown Looper Trolley stop #18
www.d-gallerie.com
HOURS: 11 am to 6 pm Mon - Thurs;

DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS
(Connect to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)

Original Fine Art.


Davidson Fine Art & Zebra Color Lab
2036 Central Ave, St Petersburg FL 33712
727-827-1888 zebracolor.com
www.facebook.com/davidsonfineart
info.davidsonfineart@gmail.com
HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm Mon - Sat

Artwalk Trolley Stop Number 18

Art Gallery, Custom Framing, Giclee Printing, Art Supplies and Film Processing. Each of their framers has 30 years or more of experience. One of the last film processors in the Bay area.

Dazzio Art Experience (Artwalk Parking)
535 22nd St S
St Petersburg FL 33712
727-821-3420
www.dazzioartexperience.com
HOURS: 10 am to 4 pm Mon - Sat; Closed Sun.

Art Gallery, Jewelry, interesting objects d’art.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 6

NOW SHOWING: The Summer Sizzler Show

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
(Artwalk Parking)
2240 9th Ave S St Petersburg FL
727-323-1104
www.woodsonmuseum.org
HOURS: Tues - Fri 12 - 5 pm; Closed Sat, Sun & Mon.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 7

The Museum presents the historic voice of the St Petersburg community in the perspective of local, regional and national history..

NOW SHOWING:
The work of photojournalist Herb Snitzer, photographer for Life, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, Time, and more. Photography and Associate Editor of Metronome, America’s leading jazz magazine, where he met, photographed and became friends with jazz legends including Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Count Basie, and more.
The exhibit features a retrospective from his 50 year career.

Duncan McClellan Gallery
2342 Emerson Ave S
St Petersburg Florida 33712
855-436-4527
dmglass.com
HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm Mon - Sat; Closed Sun.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 4

Gallery includes a working hot glass facility and sculpture garden and showcases more than fifty internationally recognized glass artists through rotating monthly shows, lectures, and glassblowing demonstrations. Private, corporate and charity events venue.

NOW SHOWING: A Fold in Time work by artists and mathematicians Erik and Martin Demaine

Florida CraftArt
501 Central Ave, St Petersburg FL 33701
727-821-7391 www.floridacraftart.org
HOURS: 10 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat; 12 -5 pm Sun.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 12
*Connects to Downtown Looper*

A non-profit gallery featuring 250 of Florida's fine craft artists.

Fourward Glass
611 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL 33701
fourwardglass.com
727-433-9991
HOURS: 12 - 7 pm Mon - Sat; Closed Sun.
Artwalk Trolley Stop 015Fourward Glass Gallery and Smoke Shop specializes in scientific glass, decorative glass and heady glass for smoking use.

From Mayan Hands
2006 2nd Ave S
St Petersburg FL
727-488-6800
frommayanhands.com
HOURS: Sat 10 am -6 pm.

Artwalk Trolley Stop Number 10

New and antique handmade Mayan folk art. A large selection of Santos, nativities, day of the dead, dance masks, colorful wooden animals and antique Mayan art.

Graphi-ko Gallery
669 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL 33701
727-667-8126
www.graphi-ko.com/Default.asp
Artwalk Trolley Stop 15
HOURS: 11 am to 6 pm Mon -Sat: 11 am to 5 pm Sun.

Fine arts and jewelry, local and internationally designed and produced. Open Monday – Saturday.

Imagine Museum
1901 Central Ave.
St Petersburg FL 33713
727-300-1700 imaginemuseum. com

Kokol Art Studio & Gallery
515 22nd St S
St Petersburg FL 33712
bethkokolarts.com

The working studio and gallery of visual artist Beth Kokol.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 14

Luis Sottil Studios
400 Beach Dr NE Ste.150, St. Petersburg 33701
727-220-1567 luissottil.com
Sottil's purpose is to give voice to the emotions of nature through his art New works by all studio artists for Sept ArtWalk

Lynn Merhige Gallery
216 4th St N (Located in the Historic Orange Blossom Building)St Petersburg FL 33701
727-409-4871 lynnmergallery.com
HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm Tues;
10 am to 5 pm Weds-Sat; Closed Sun & Mon.

DL Stop 4
DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS
(Connect to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)

Original paintings and works, photography and sculpture. A premier exhibition space, walking distance to museums. Since June 2002 this gallery has featured clay works and paintings by owner, artist Lynn Merhige, and paintings, graphics, and mixed media by her St. Pete and Florida artist friends.

Photos and Drawings by local artist Isabelle Rebelle for Artwalk. Meet the artist.
5 pm

Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central
2145 1st Avenue S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33712.
(727) 823-2040 stpeteopera.org
HOURS: Mon - Fri 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by appointment..
Rivers of Thought: Richard Logan, A Retrospective.
Artist's reception
5-9 pm Sat Sept 14 and Sat Oct 12
during Second Saturday Artwalk

Mize Gallery
689 Dr. MLK St N, St. Pete 33701
727-251-8529 chadmize.com
HOURS: 11 am to 7 pm Sat; 11 am to 3 pm Sun.

Fri , Oct 11 - CREEP Opening Reception 6 pm
25 artist works, a special ghostly performance and drinks from Nova 535

Moe's Furniture and Art
Five Deuces Galleria
2135 3rd Ave S, Studio 7
St Petersburg FL 33712
HOURS: By Appointment

Artwalk Trolley Stop 8

Original art and unique one-of-a-kind furniture. Specializing in custom bars and wine related home accessories. Custom work available.

Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave
St Petersburg Florida 33701
727-822-7872
www.moreanartscenter.org
HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat; 12 to 5 pm Sun.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 16

One of four St. Pete Art Centers: Glass Studio & Hot Shop, Gallery, Chihuly Collection and Center for Clay.

Morean Center for Clay (Train Station)
420 22nd St S
St Petersburg FL 33712
727-821-7162
www.moreanartscenter.org
HOURS: 10 am to 5 pm Tues -Sat; Closed Sun & Mon.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 8

The Historic Train Station, located on 22nd Street S. in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, has become one of the largest working pottery centers in the Southeast US with an over-arching goal of promoting and enhancing the education of contemporary and historic ceramics. Workshops, Gallery and Classes.

NOW SHOWING:
Artists in Residence Welcome Show
. Artwork from Catherine Mills, Claire McCauley, Danny Dobrow, Katie Fee, Kim Yeo Soo & Jonah Fleeger; Matthew Wicks Small Fortune.

MPAK Art + Design
2215 22nd St. S (in the ArtsXchange strip mall)
St Petersburg FL 33712
HOURS: By Appointment

Metal and Aluminum Pieces for interior design and architecture.


Nancy Smrekar Fine Art
Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building
2135 3rd Ave S, Studio 5
St Petersburg FL 33712
813-601-8304
www.nancysmrekar.com

HOURS: By Appointment

Paintings by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 8

Ocean Blue Galleries
284 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg FL 33701
727-502-BLUE (2583)
oceanblue.gallery
HOURS: 10 am to 10 pm Mon-Thurs;
10 am to 11 pm Fri & Sat; 10 am to 10 pm Sun.

DL Stop 19
DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS
(Connect to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)

Artwork in a variety of mediums including painting, glass and wood by local, national and international artists.

Ruppel Studio
Five Deuces Galleria
2135 3rd Ave S, Studio 7
St Petersburg FL 33712
HOURS: By Appointment

Artwalk Trolley Stop 8

Two thousand square feet of warehouse space filled with oil, acrylic and charcoal works by artist Janet Ruppel. Large and small pieces. Parental Advisory.

Salt Light Art Gallery
649 Central Ave (located in the Crislip Arcade)
St Petersburg FL 33701
334-341-1035 www.facebook.com/
saltlightart/
HOURS: 10 am to 6:30 pm Mon-Sat; 11 am to 5 pm Sun.

Artwalk Trolley Stop 15

SaltLight ART Gallery featurs original paintings by Mary McAlpine Long.

Shapiro’s Gallery
300 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg FL 33701
727-894-2111
www.shapirosgallery.com
HOURS: 10 am to 9 pm Mon -Thurs;
DL Stop 20
DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS
(Connect to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)

American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture.


Stark Design + Art
Five Deuces Galleria
2135 3rd Ave S, Studio 7
St Petersburg FL 33712
HOURS: By Appointment
Landscapes and still lifes from St. Pete, Canada, France and New York by artist Pegie Stark in photograph, pastel, charcoal and oil, all created en plein air (outdoors).

St Pete Art Works
2412 Central Avenue
St Petersburg FL 33712
727-710-7716
www.stpeteartworks.com
HOURS: Closed Mon.;
11 am to 5 pm Tues-Sat; 12-4 pm Sun

Artwalk Trolley Stop 15

Co-operative art gallery with 17 independent local artists. Featured Artist monthly. Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry and Mixed Media.

St Pete First Central Collective
212 3rd St N
St Petersburg FL 33701
727-894-4661
facebook.com/pg/StPeteFirstArtCollective
Gallery Hours: Sun 8a-1p
Tues & Weds: 4-8 pm

Unique space based out of the St. Pete First United Methodist Church. The St. Pete First Art Collective is a unique group dedicate to creating opportunities and space for rtists and community to come together. The SPFAC features local artists in the beautiful Gilbert Chapel Gallery across from Williams Park in downtown St. Pete.

St Pete Sculpture Experience
780 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL 33701
727-316-1718
stpetesculpturemuseum.org

Studio of monumental sculptor, Jon Hair. Classes with Jon Hair available.

Studio 521 @ 4 Gats
521 27th Street South
St Petersburg FL 33712
207-794-4690
1 block from Zen Glass
HOURS: “ALWAYS OPEN” Hours by Appt.
Fine Art Wood Sculpture by artist Randy Colbath including hollow figure forms, vases, bowls, boats and various abstractions. Commissions accepted.

Trolley Stop #2.

Studio@620
620 1st Ave S
St Petersburg FL 33701
(727) 895-6620
www.thestudioat620.org
HOURS: 4 to 10 pm 7 Days A Week

Artwalk Trolley Stop 13

The Studio@620 is a home for visual, literary and performing arts in downtown St Petersburg.
A venue for community artists, audience and volunteers to experience visual art, theater, dance, film, poetry, artist talks, live music and more. Many studio events are free or inexpensive.

Urban Arts Gallery
2323 Central Ave. St Petersburg
305-310-6177 urbanartsgallery.org
HOURS:12 to 8 pm Tues-Sat; 12-6 pm Sun; Closed Mon
NOW SHOWING: HAVANA: Near is Far


Vladimir's Collections
201 1st St NE
St Petersburg FL 33701
www.vladimirscollection.com
HOURS: 10 am-6 pm Every Day

DL Stop 18
DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS
(Connect to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)


Russian Art, Antiques, Souvenirs, Jewelry, and more.

Wyland Galleries
400 Beach Dr NE #146, St. Petersburg 33701
www.wyland.com
HOURS: 11 am to 8 pm Sun-Thurs; 11 am to 10 pm Fri & Sat

Wyland’s fine art, sculptures, and jewelry along with work by over 40 international artists


Zen Glass Studio & Gallery
600 27th Street South
St Petersburg FL 33712
727-323-3141
zenglass.com
www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio/
HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri; Sun 12-5 pm

Flamework glass studio offering classes, workshops, studio space and custom hand blown glass jewelry, glassware, marbles, sculpture, figurines, wall art, multi media and a variety of installations.

Live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of the newest creations by Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik. More info. /

 

Glass Master Paul J Nelson gave an Artist's Talk at Florida Craft Art Gallery on Thursday, April 18. Nelson's show "Repurposing Mythology" opened on April 13 at The Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave S., St. Pete 33712, in the Warehouse Arts District. Nelson uses blown and hot sculpting techniques to make unique glass forms inspired by nature, antique and bizarre tools and everyday objects. His work, featured in galleries and exhibitions throughout the U.S., focuses on portraiture, narrative and a re-contextualization of the sculpted subject. His work can also be seen in Quest: A Celebration of Glass at Florida Craft Art, which holds its Closing Reception with People's Choice Awards on Saturday, April 20 ABOVE: "Beethoven" by Paul J Nelson. Read more about local art here in CULTURE BEAUTY our guide to local art. Look for it in print, FREE!
Check out CULTURE BEAUTY in Print! Our new one-page print directory OUT NOW in Downtown, Grand Central and Greater St. Pete is a FREE guide to local art (top) Get all the details here, then pick it up around town to take it with you!

St. Pete's Second Saturday Artwalk took place on Sat May 11 in the City's Five Art Districts. Read about the highlights in our story here. ABOVE: work from deTerritories: work by Adam Graham opening at Studio 620 tonight.
Read more about local art in our ART section CULTURE BEAUTY.

READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH DON MILLAR, DIRECTOR OF BOTERO, a documentary about international artist Fernando Botero that showed on Sunday April 28 as part of the 14th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg.
ABOVE: Botero Trailer.
Read more about art in CULTURE BEAUTY our guide to local art OUT NOW!! !

Take a look at our highlights from St. Pete's Second Saturday Artwalk last month here and get ready for our new feature SUMMER FINE ART HIGHLIGHTS a guide to the coolest art shows going on this Summer. We always highlight shows that will be open month and more. ABOVE: work from the Quilt Exhibit at Mirella Cimino Gallery, located inside the St. Pete Opera Company. Scroll down to read more from our ART section CULTURE BEAUTY.

TAMPA BAY CALLS TO ARTISTS & GRANTS

Deadline: October 21 Applications are open for the Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant, for Pinellas County residents working as or driving towards being a professional artist. Grants are awarded for original work in the disciplines of choreography, literature, media arts, music composition, theatre/musical theatre, visual arts and interdisciplinary arts. The transition from an emerging artist to a successful professional can be challenging no matter how talented and committed you are. In addition to time, devotion, a work ethic and materials, emerging artists need:

The purpose of the Emerging Artists Grants is to meet these needs and set the stage for the grantees success by providing:

Details and an online application can be found at  creativepinellas.org/emerging-artist-grants . PAVA Members Grant Program
A special grant program for PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists) members for the past 12 months in good standing (individul, student or family members), 18+. Applications encouraged from members in all mediums and artists at all levels, emerging to professional. Grant applications should be for a specific project designed to enhace the artistic skills or career of the individual artist. More info here .

Open Call for Grant Panelists
The Hillsborough County Arts Council is seeking objective panelists with knowledge of & experience in the arts, business, nonprofit management, and the community to evaluate grant applications.
The Hillsborough County Arts Council administers three Grant Programs:
CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Awards local, nonprofit and cultural organizations with up to $30,000 for general program support.
COMMUNITY ARTS IMPACT GRANT
Awards local, nonprofit organizations with up to $5,000 for specific cultural programs for underserved communities
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARTIST GRANTS.Awards up to $2,000 to local, emerging or established creatives for educati



Read our review of The St. Pete Opera production of Madama Butterfly here.

C.R.E.A.M. by Ora Fraze (acrylic on wood) from the opening of S'up Cones2 at Mize Gallery. A slew of local artists give their take on the blend of hip hop and ice cream; a Summer Treat. Sunshine City residents walked the streets all over St. Pete's Art Districts on Sat Jul 13 for July ArtWalk. Check back for our Story on Summer's Fine Art Highlights in CULTURE BEAUTY, our directory of artists, studios and galleries.

The St. Pete Opera's 14th Season includes productions of The Merry WIdow, Rigoletto, and La Fille Du Regiment along with special Season 14 presentations of its Maestro Series, Holiday Sparkle, Creative Collaborations, Pops Spectacular, and Broadway Cabaret. Read our full preview here ABOVE: Video from last season's closing edition of Mornings with The Maestro at The St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. This Season offers a new edition for each of SPOs main stage productions

727-360-6176