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Fairgrounds St. Pete

Fairgrounds St. Pete We're a permanent indoor immersive, explorable art and technology museum in St. Pete, Florida ✨ Over 60 Local and International artists on view with new artwork added over time.

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04/11/2022
THREE DAYS away from launching "Searchlight Hunt"

Did you hear?! Fairgrounds St. Pete will unveil a NEW UV Light Immersive Adventure on the weekend of Thursday, April 14! 👀🔦✨

We are THREE DAYS away from launching "Searchlight Hunt"

🔦Set out on a hunt with a UV flashlight to uncover otherwise invisible clues to activate a brand new artwork installation. Fun for kids and adults alike!

This fun and challenging "Searchlight Scavenger Hunt" will be sure to spark connection and play with whomever you decide to bring. Will you find all of the clues and use them to activate our NEW artwork installation?

*Immersive Experience + Searchlight Hunt Combo Ticket on sale now!

Get your ticket today. We sell out fast! Click on the link in our bio👆
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Fairgrounds St. Pete is a permanent indoor immersive, explorable art and technology experience in St. Pete, Florida. Over 60+ participating artists were commissioned to make art for you to immerse, photograph yourself in, and enjoy.⁠🌀

Purchase your timed ticket in advance at www.fairgrounds.art

Bring your friends and family to Fairgrounds St. Pete during the holiday weekend and escape reality in our artist-made w...
04/10/2022

Bring your friends and family to Fairgrounds St. Pete during the holiday weekend and escape reality in our artist-made world!

Now you have even more opportunities to visit our immersive art museum✨

Holiday hours this week:
Thursday, April 14, 12pm-7:30pm
Friday, April 15, 10am-10:30pm
Saturday, April 16, 10am-10:30pm
Sunday, April 17, 10am-7:30pm
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What is Fairgrounds St. Pete ? We’re an indoor, explorable, immersive art and technology exhibit in St. Pete, Florida! Over 60 participating artists were commissioned to make art for you to photograph yourself in and enjoy. We’re a permanent installation with artwork that will be added over time.⁠

🎟For tickets, hours of operation visit www.fairgrounds.art

Are you ready for an immersive adventure unlike any other? 👀🔦✨🔦Explore our immersive, interactive artist-made world with...
04/09/2022

Are you ready for an immersive adventure unlike any other? 👀🔦✨

🔦Explore our immersive, interactive artist-made world with a UV flashlight uncovering clues you’d otherwise never see to activate a new artwork installation.

This fun and challenging "Searchlight Scavenger Hunt" will be sure to spark connection and play with whomever you decide to bring - kids or adults! Will you find all of the clues and use them to activate our NEW artwork?

*Immersive Experience + Searchlight Hunt Combo Ticket on sale now!

🎟For tickets, visit: https://tickets.fairgrounds.art/events/017f2d1f-70fc-82ed-7528-d00265dfa08d
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What is Fairgrounds St. Pete ? We’re an indoor, explorable, immersive art and technology exhibit in St. Pete, Florida! Over 60 participating artists were commissioned to make art for you to photograph yourself in and enjoy. We’re a permanent installation with artwork that will be added over time.⁠

🎟For tickets, hours of operation visit https://tickets.fairgrounds.art/events/017f2d1f-70fc-82ed-7528-d00265dfa08d

04/08/2022
Fairgrounds St. Pete sells a pin of the iconic "Mermaid Star Motel" sign? 🧜‍♀️

Did you know Fairgrounds St. Pete sells a pin of the iconic "Mermaid Star Motel" sign? 🧜‍♀️

You can buy any of these wonderful pins from the Fairgrounds St. Pete online shop.

✨What's your favorite pin? We want to know! Tell us in the comments :)

Artwork featured here includes:
@palehorse
@lizdimmitt

For 🎟TICKETS, Pricing, Hours Of Operation, and location, go to link in bio or visit: www.fairgrounds.art

Who's ready for a NEW Immersive Adventure coming soon to Fairgrounds St. Pete ? 🌈Using only emojis, tell us what your fa...
04/06/2022

Who's ready for a NEW Immersive Adventure coming soon to Fairgrounds St. Pete ?

🌈Using only emojis, tell us what your favorite art installation is at Fairgrounds St. Pete

Wanna get the inside scoop on all things Fairgrounds St. Pete? 💌Join Fairgrounds Insiders Club today!

https://fairgrounds.art/insiders-club/

04/05/2022
Behind-the-Scenes look at Eddie Lohmeyer's "Topographia Chlorophobia"

Discover artwork that explores the relationship among natural and human-made landscapes 🦠🧿🌴

It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at Eddie Lohmeyer's "Topographia Chlorophobia," a 3-channel video installation is located within CentCom.

As with all of the artwork at Fairgrounds St. Pete, "Topographia Chlorophobia" has a story.

"Topographia Chlorophobia" explores the relationship among natural and human-made landscapes, focusing on the material excitations that exist within natural and computational ecologies. Here, Nintendo 64 and PlayStation games have been corrupted and meticulously arranged in mask layers. The layers are played in continual loops of glitch patterns. A virtual camera hovers and zooms in upon each channel to reveal uncanny arrangements of pixels, tiles, and color palettes. The video channels are accompanied by a soundscape of birds, flowing water and electrical noise played in surround sound. These strange energies that exist below the surface of game worlds are designed to resemble aerial views and satellite imagery of the Everglades through fragmented rivers, deltas, and swamplands, playfully exploring tensions among Florida as an ecological paradise and commercial hub for simulation and tourism industries.

Eddie Lohmeyer is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Communications, Rhetoric and Digital Media. His research explores aesthetic and technical developments within histories of digital media, with an emphasis on video games and their relationship to the avant-garde. Additionally, his art explores processes of play and defamiliarization that unveil normal attitudes and perceptions of technologies. Using deconstructive approaches such as glitch, physical modifications to hardware, assemblage, etcetera, his installations, sculptures and videos have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at 1308 Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ground Level Platform (Chicago, IL), Visual Art Exchange (Raleigh, NC) and the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Have you experienced the "Topographia Chlorophobia" yet? Let us know in the comments 👾👽🌌

For 🎟TICKETS, Pricing, Hours Of Operation, and location, go to link in bio or visit: www.fairgrounds.art

📣 LOCAL BUSINESSES: Looking for a fun way to connect and bond with your team?🎨Fairgrounds St. Pete offers corporate fiel...
04/04/2022

📣 LOCAL BUSINESSES: Looking for a fun way to connect and bond with your team?

🎨Fairgrounds St. Pete offers corporate field trips!

Escape reality (and the office) and immerse yourselves in the magic of art & technology that celebrates weird, wacky and wonderful Florida.

This experience is sure to inspire innovation and creativity.

✨ICYMI: We’re a permanent immersive art and technology museum in St. Pete, Florida! Over 60+ participating artists were commissioned to make art for you to immerse, photograph yourself in, and enjoy!

Click on the link in bio or visit www.fairgrounds.art/fieldtrip for more info and to schedule yours!

📷Pictured here are corporate Field Trips with local organizations: Visit St. Pete Clearwater and St. Pete Chamber of Commerce!

It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. ...
04/03/2022

It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!

As with all of the artwork at Fairgrounds St. Pete "CentCom" has a story. 🛸🍦🕹️

"CentCom" is an amalgamation of Florida references. It pays homage to Twisty Treat, Futuro houses and Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base. Check out our tech team's invented touchless buttons and be sure to play with the talk tabulator. Meow!

Inside "CentCom" you'll experience:
❇️Eddie Lohmeyer's 3-channel video installation, "Topographia Chlorophobia"
❇️Interactive Touchless Buttons
❇️3-D printed buttons
❇️Talk Tabulator
❇️... and more

Have you tested all the fun features of "CentCom" yet? Let us know in the comments 🛸🍦
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What is Fairgrounds St. Pete? We’re an indoor, explorable, immersive art and technology exhibit in St. Pete, Florida! Over 60 participating artists were commissioned to make art for you to photograph yourself in and enjoy. We’re a permanent installation with artwork that will be added over time.⁠

🎟For tickets, hours of operation visit www.fairgrounds.art

Did you know our iconic "CentCom" was designed and made by our talented Fairgrounds St. Pete Team?!⁠It’s often difficult...
04/02/2022

Did you know our iconic "CentCom" was designed and made by our talented Fairgrounds St. Pete Team?!⁠

It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!

⁠Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making "CentCom" 🛸🍦🕹️

Stay tuned as we continue to reveal exciting, never-before-seen footage! There are more videos like this coming soon...

Have you experienced "CentCom" yet?🛸🍦

Let us know in the comments✨
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What is Fairgrounds St. Pete ? We’re an indoor, explorable, immersive art and technology exhibit in St. Pete, Florida! Over 60 participating artists were commissioned to make art for you to photograph yourself in and enjoy. We’re a permanent installation with artwork that will be added over time.⁠

🎟For tickets, hours of operation visit www.fairgrounds.art

📚On Friday, April 1 the SunLit Literary Festival kickoff party is bringing together various literary organizations and a...
04/01/2022

📚On Friday, April 1 the SunLit Literary Festival kickoff party is bringing together various literary organizations and arts disciplines to celebrate literacy, literature, reading, and writing.

🎨ABOUT KEEP ST. PETE LIT: KEEP ST. PETE LIT is a 501(c)3 organization that celebrates and promotes greater St. Petersburg’s literary community and strives to bring an approachable, engaging literary component to St. Petersburg’s vibrant arts community.

🎟️HOW TO GET TICKETS: Visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D005C6AB017AB05

💰PROCEEDS: The proceeds from the kickoff party will go to support Keep St. Pete Lit youth literacy initiatives and programs - one $35 ticket pays for one hour of student tutoring!

📍WHERE: “Where the Wild Things Are” kickoff party is happening at The Factory St. Pete located at 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Read and Write on!

Discover artwork inspired by Florida's underwater worlds.🌊✨It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and ded...
04/01/2022

Discover artwork inspired by Florida's underwater worlds.🌊✨

It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at Ari Robinson sharing the process of making "Mystic Reef," a mixed media installation.

As with all of the artwork at @fairgroundsstpete "Mystic Reef" has a story.

"Mystic Reef" is a site-specific installation created for Fairgrounds St. Pete’s FLORIDARAMA exhibit. The goal was to create a transcendent-like structure cascading from the wall to the ceiling that recalls coral reefs and underwater landscapes. This work references both familiar terrain as well as magical and unknown landscapes of mythical underwater worlds.

Ari Robinson is an installation and collage artist from St. Pete, FL. She approaches her work using a creative execution driven by process and spontaneity, focused on form, color and energy. Informed with an intuitive sense of color and space, she establishes the direction of each piece, whether a site-specific installation or a collaged painting, layer by layer until the work feels grounded with a sense of fluidity. Color is a very important component in her work due to its ability to evoke feelings of transcendence or to suggest a transcendent space. She received her B.F.A. in Studio Art from Lindenwood University in 2015. Some of her clients and press include: Georges Dubouef (Quintessential Wines), Boston Children’s Hospital, Nikki Beach Miami, The Tampa Bay Times, Packaging of the World and Hennessy Paradis Imperial.

Have you experienced the "Mystic Reef" yet? Let us know in the comments 🧜‍♂️🐠 🐚

For 🎟TICKETS, Pricing, Hours Of Operation, and location visit: www.fairgrounds.art

Dive deeper into artwork inspired by the Florida mer-culture we all love as Fairgrounds St. Pete wraps up Mermaid Month ...
03/31/2022

Dive deeper into artwork inspired by the Florida mer-culture we all love as Fairgrounds St. Pete wraps up Mermaid Month 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♂️

It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!

Here is a closer look at the Mer-mazing vanity located in the "Mermaid Dressing Room" created by the Fairgrounds St. Pete internal art team.

The "Mermaid Dressing Room" vanity has:⁠
❇️Mermaid Magic Nail Polish⁠
❇️Youthful Scales Lotion
❇️Sparkly Eyelashes
❇️Mermaid Seashell Crowns by Iona Parris Seashell Queen
❇️...and more!

Have you sat down at the vanity "Mermaid Dressing Room" yet? Let us know in the comments 🧜‍♂️

For 🎟TICKETS, Pricing, Hours Of Operation, and location, visit: www.fairgrounds.art

📚On Friday, April 1 the SunLit Literary Festival kickoff party is bringing together various literary organizations and a...
03/30/2022

📚On Friday, April 1 the SunLit Literary Festival kickoff party is bringing together various literary organizations and arts disciplines to celebrate literacy, literature, reading, and writing.

🎨ABOUT KEEP ST. PETE LIT: Keep St. Pete Lit is a 501(c)3 organization that celebrates and promotes greater St. Petersburg’s literary community and strives to bring an approachable, engaging literary component to St. Petersburg’s vibrant arts community.

🎟️HOW TO GET TICKETS: Visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D005C6AB017AB05

💰PROCEEDS: The proceeds from the kickoff party will go to support Keep St. Pete Lit youth literacy initiatives and programs - one $35 ticket pays for one hour of student tutoring!

📍WHERE: “Where the Wild Things Are” kickoff party is happening at The Factory St. Pete located at 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Read and Write on!

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800 28th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
33712

Opening Hours

Thursday 12pm - 7:30pm
Friday 10am - 10:30pm
Saturday 10am - 10:30pm
Sunday 10am - 7:30pm

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FAIRGROUNDS IS COMING TO SOUTH ST. PETE

In 2021 Fairgrounds will open and become a premier destination for experiencing and creating immersive art and technology.

This 12,000 sqft. experiential art exhibition will feature a transforming range of artworks by local and international artists, performers, writers, musicians and storytellers. Fairgrounds in South Saint Pete will celebrate Florida’s many dimensions, embracing all things weird, wacky and wonderful.

Through exhibits, events, workshops and creative education programs, Fairgrounds will become a leader for arts innovation, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople.

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This is such an interesting and innovative art project! I love the direction of combining immersive and innovative technology with art, and I couldn’t be more excited for its opening in the Factory! Bringing people together through art and culture is so important for the community here in St. Pete/Tampa, which reminded of the upcoming Gasparilla International Film Festival premiering next week! Not only are there going to be so many amazing films screened, they’re also screening Synchronic on the closing day of the festival, Sunday the 22nd, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead. The film continues their legacy of truly immersive and thrilling sci-fi features, so I couldn’t be more excited to see what their newest creation brings! Really excited for the festival, and just hope anyone interested looks into going!