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Central Arts District

Central Arts District A great arts district flanked by the Morean Arts Center and Chihuly on one end and Florida CraftArt and Studio 620 on the other with craft breweries, boutiques, music venues and some super cool housing.

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Lots going on in the Central Arts District - stop by for Second Saturday ArtWalk tonight in St Pete.
04/09/2022

Lots going on in the Central Arts District - stop by for Second Saturday ArtWalk tonight in St Pete.

Dia de los Muertos: A Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts
09/15/2021
Dia de los Muertos: A Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts

Dia de los Muertos: A Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts

In many parts of Mexico, South America and the United States, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family. More about reveling life than remembering death, this unique day encourages us to connect with loved ones while reflecting on the ti...

Excellent!
09/10/2021

Excellent!

Confirmed #shineonstpete 2021 artist @case_maclaim will bring his highly regarded photorealistic work to St. Pete’s Grand Central District. A master of the spray can, Case has left his fingerprints in more than 20 countries throughout his career. His gesturing hands and striking portraiture tell stories of movement and unity in ways that words often fail to express. ⁣

Keep an eye out for Case Maclaim this October! ⁣

#shineonstpete #year7 #casemaclaim

Second Saturday Artwalk tonight.  See you there!
03/13/2021

Second Saturday Artwalk tonight. See you there!

01/14/2021

Check them out. Lots going on in the Central Arts District.

12/17/2020
09/26/2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, for the safety of the public and the artists, Florida CraftArt’s board of directors has decided not to hold the 23rd Annual CraftArt Festival as a large street festival. The board is determining what methods can be used to most benefit the artists, whether it will be held as a fine craft virtual festival experience and/or a smaller physical fine craft show.
The Red Apple Group is the presenting sponsor of the CraftArt Festival.
We are excited to announce that as of October 1, the Florida CraftArt Gallery in St. Petersburg will be open by appointment on Tuesdays. It will be open to the public Wednesdays to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Following CDC Guidelines and for the safety of all, the number of people in the gallery will be limited and gallery staff will follow strict sanitation protocol. Masks are required to be worn properly during the entire visit to the gallery.
For more information, call (727) 821-7391.

Rick Kriseman
05/01/2020

Rick Kriseman

Related to restaurants in St. Petersburg, they may prepare to follow the state’s order permitting them to open at 25 percent occupancy indoors and with six foot spacing between tables outdoors beginning on May 4th, 2020. I want to be clear that the state's order does not require restaurants and retail establishments to open on Monday, it simply permits them to do so if they choose to do so. Retail establishments that were previously closed may also reopen on Monday at 25 percent occupancy. Our current reading of the recent order is that localities cannot expand the governor’s restrictions, only further restrict them, and I will not do that in this instance.

I can assure all restaurateurs and business owners in St. Petersburg that they will have time to prepare if I were to further restrict a state order. It is important that our restaurants and retail establishments have clarity as soon as possible and that there is uniformity whenever possible.

- RK

This is fabulous! Can't wait for tomorrow night!
04/10/2020
Monthly ArtWalk in St. Pete goes virtual

This is fabulous! Can't wait for tomorrow night!

John Collins, the executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, explains how the monthly ArtWalk is going virtual for the first time in two decades.

04/03/2020
City of St. Petersburg, Florida

City of St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund – an emergency grant for St. Pete’s independently owned and operated small businesses affected by local COVID-19 orders.

A message from Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin about the City of St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund – an emergency grant for St. Pete’s independently owned and operated small businesses affected by local COVID-19 orders.

stpete.org/fightingchancefund

02/13/2020

From ZaZoo'd:
Stroll along with your friends or family at our first-ever Sunday Social, featuring the 23 Central Arts District businesses.
Enjoy freebies , delicious brunch foods, sales, discounts & specials from all of the neighborhood shops, live art from special guests such as Derek Donnelly, ZuluPainter, John Suarez, Reid Jenkins, Scott Hillis, and Vince Pompei, and live music from Mountain Holler, Wyatt Norton, Sebastian Tenorio-Vallejo, Matt Walker, Penn Johnson and Tate Leigh Music!

To attend, please check in at Bishops Cuts/Color at 689 Central. You will receive a wristband and map to participating businesses, plus a special gift from Bishops.

Visit ten or more businesses, make at least one purchase, and return your map for a swag bag AND chance to win a valuable original art piece or a huge prize basket filled with block goodies!

The event is free, open to the public, family-friendly and rain or shine! See you at the Sunday Social!

Keep Saint Petersburg Local
11/08/2019

Keep Saint Petersburg Local

Can you believe Localtopia 2020: "A Community Celebration of All Things Local" is now less than 5 months away?! 🎉 Be sure to hit "GOING" on the event page to keep up-to-date: facebook.com/events/624508687959014

Interested in becoming a vendor? Register by October 31st! * (👀 Please read *everything* before your register 👀)
👉 VENDOR REGISTRATION LINK: 👈
bit.ly/localtopia2020vendor
* Categories that are already full: Food Trucks, and Coffee | Please email [email protected] BEFORE registering if you are a vendor in these categories as we have limited spots available: Jewelry, and Health & Wellness

Check out White Owl!
07/29/2018

Check out White Owl!

One of the great shops in our district, Strands of Sunshine, is hiring!
03/29/2017

One of the great shops in our district, Strands of Sunshine, is hiring!

Strands of Sunshine is hiring! Check out the job description and apply here: tinyurl.com/sosjobs

Enjoy a little artisan sea salt on your Art Walk tonight at Strands of Sunshine! Maureen from Florida Pure Sea Salt is t...
01/14/2017

Enjoy a little artisan sea salt on your Art Walk tonight at Strands of Sunshine! Maureen from Florida Pure Sea Salt is there doing a tasting of her lemon, lime, and siriracha flavors!

Central Arts District's cover photo
12/02/2016

Central Arts District's cover photo

The rain came a bit too soon after the paint went down the first time, but our repainted mural by artist Cecilia Lueza i...
09/26/2016

The rain came a bit too soon after the paint went down the first time, but our repainted mural by artist Cecilia Lueza is looking great! Thanks to St. Petersburg Arts Alliance's leader, John Collins, for the photo.

09/07/2016
City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA

The Central Arts District just got a little more artsy!!!!

Something amazing happened yesterday - to kick off SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, the talented Cecilia Lueza, plus several creative, hard working + wonderful volunteers painted the intersection of Central Ave + 5th St.

Here's the evolution of St. Pete's newest 'Creative Block':

Interested? Contact Michele at 727.823.1100 or stop by the gallery at 320 Central!
08/24/2016

Interested? Contact Michele at 727.823.1100 or stop by the gallery at 320 Central!

Attention artists, gallery owners and studios. As you may know, we are saying a sad goodbye to Michele Tuegel Contemporary in downtown St. Pete as they close their doors for good on August 30th. HOWEVER, she has A LOT of gallery furniture, card racks, jewelry stands, floor pedestals, and retail furniture, etc. for sale right now. Here are a few photos of what you can grab at great prices. Contact Michele Tuegel at 727.823.1100 for more information.

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival
08/17/2016

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival

The full SHINE 2016 artist list is up! 16 new artists. 16 new walls. September 1st - 10th. To see a complete listing of artists, events and more, go to www.shineonstpete.com. SHINE guide and map will be available September 1st.

The Central Arts District keeps getting better and better! Now open- Central Melt at 685 Central Ave! Grilled cheese goo...
07/20/2016

The Central Arts District keeps getting better and better! Now open- Central Melt at 685 Central Ave! Grilled cheese goodness!

There's a one day pop-up shop today at Strands of Sunshine ! Tennessee based Hippies & Gypsies Co. are bringing their un...
07/10/2016

There's a one day pop-up shop today at Strands of Sunshine ! Tennessee based Hippies & Gypsies Co. are bringing their unique, rustic jewelry to the shop, the show goes until 5pm.

07/05/2016

Position Opening at Florida CraftArt
Florida CraftArt is currently looking for qualified candidates for the position of “Gallery Assistant”. Florida CraftArt is a non-profit gallery which represents fine craft artists of Florida. The gallery is located at 501 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg and is an equal opportunity employer.
Gallery Assistant
This is a full-time hourly position. The position schedule is from Tuesday through Saturday 9:30-5:30 with some evenings for special events.
The Gallery Assistant is a sales representative on the gallery floor, assists the Gallery Manager in the intake and return of merchandise to artists, inputs information into the POS system, manages the volunteer program, assists in merchandising the gallery and exhibition installations and posts regularly on social media.
Retail experience and knowledge of art are essential. Candidate should be a team player and enjoy working with the public.
Send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

This Saturday! ArtWalk streams through our Central Arts District from 5-9pm -- hope to see everyone on July 9th!
07/04/2016
Michele Tuegel Contemporary

This Saturday! ArtWalk streams through our Central Arts District from 5-9pm -- hope to see everyone on July 9th!

Details, details ... Gallery News

06/30/2016

Congratulations to Stash-A Place For Yarn. They are celebrating their 2 year anniversary tomorrow. Stop in for drinks and snacks and a Chinese Sock Auction fundraiser for Clothes To Kids

Florida CraftArt
06/22/2016

Florida CraftArt

Storyteller Ross Tarr will be at Florida CraftArt this Sunday, June 26th, from 1-2pm! Don't miss this exciting interactive storytelling event in conjunction with our new exhibit "A Well Crafted Tale"

06/08/2016
Vote for your favorite :: American Craft Week :: Join the celebration on October 7-16, 2016

Vote every day from every computer. Berea, KY is pulling ahead but, with your help, we can show the nation what a great arts city St. Petersburg is. Vote now!

This year's American Craft Week celebration, to be held October 7-16, will bring together individuals, small businesses and organizations from all fifty states in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to

05/17/2016

FOX 13's Charley Belcher is live this morning with Stash-A Place For Yarn !

Tonight is Second Saturday Artwalk! Strands of Sunshine is hosting Creative Clay artist Sheryl L.'s show, Happy Today! 5...
05/14/2016

Tonight is Second Saturday Artwalk! Strands of Sunshine is hosting Creative Clay artist Sheryl L.'s show, Happy Today! 5-9 pm at 633 Central Ave.

During your gallery hopping tomorrow night for ArtWalk, don't miss a visit to Strands of Sunshine for "Happy Today," a solo show of paintings by Creative Clay's Sheryl L. Here's a peek at today's install.

"Top Shelf" Opening reception this Friday night from 5:30-8:30pm at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave. St. Pete. Fantast...
05/04/2016

"Top Shelf" Opening reception this Friday night from 5:30-8:30pm at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave. St. Pete. Fantastic work by the artists of Florida! The event is free and open to all. Come join us.

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Tomorrow - Friday, JANUARY 7, we are live in concert at the Floridian Social Club in downtown St. Petersburg. Greggie And The Jets is the most authentic-sounding Elton John tribute of all !! We hit the stage at 9:30pm.
It is time to enjoy St. Pete Second Saturday ArtWalk - September 11th (or ride) in St. Petersburg. The #studios and #galleries of the Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, The Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District Association and downtown Waterfront Arts District will welcome visitors on the Second Saturday of every month. #shoplocal #supportartist #meettheartist
Second Saturday Artwalk In St. Petersburg Is Back! Second Saturday ArtWalk has returned with great artwork just in time for Holiday Shopping! Many of the art venues in the Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, #GrandCentralArtDistrict, #WarehouseArtsDistrict and downtown Waterfront Arts District will welcome visitors on Saturday, November 14th at various times throughout the day. View details about available art venues that will be open and the special hours with Covid restrictions on the Destination Tampa Bay ™ website. You can also visit https://stpeteartsalliance.org/artwalk/ for details!
We have seen how much are local artist and art organizations have helped in the growth of the local economy in the Artists of Tampa Bay...now we can help them in their time of need.Here we have a joined community effort to help give back to those businesses in the Destination Tampa Bay area. A special thanks goes to the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Creative Pinellas, and the Pinellas Community Foundation. Destination Tampa Bay Group will be working with local artist to help the promotion of sales for Florida Artist on-line with a special emphasis on those artist who are based in the Tampa Bay region. If you are interested in being a part of this special exposure, please sent a sample of your work and a link to your website (if available) or some samples of your work to [email protected]. Tampa Bay Art Organizations interested should also reach out for the non-profit profiles. This new special artist feature will be juried like a virtual art show. Please spread the word! Also if you are a Literary Arts group and would like to help us in writing these profiles...let us know. Florida Center for Creative Photography Florida CraftArt Florida Art St Pete Artist St. Pete First Art Collective St. Pete Visual Artists St. Pete Artists & Musicians Warehouse Arts District Central Arts District The EDGE District of St. Petersburg Grand Central Fine Art Dunedin Fine Art Center Feature photo courtesy of Ernest C. Simmons fine artist in Pinellas county.
Hi Friends! FYI...Black Crow COffee is open 8-2! We offer delivery (727-242-4963) or online ordering and you can swing by to pick up! We Love You ST Pete!!
Come see me tonight in front of RockShop Fine Gems & Jewelry for 2nd Sat Artwalk! Allllll original portraits will be on sale from now until Dec. 31st! Mac and Kurt are at ROCKSHOP at 25%off! The others pictured are 50% off at The Merchant - St. Pete where Reid Jenkins will be painting! We are trying to keep art and the creative spirit alive on these blocks in Central Arts District! come on out!
Don't sell your Art Work without getting Excellent Reproduction Copies... I can professionally photograph your art work at my studio at Five Deuces Galleria 2101 3rd.Ave S. St Petersburg, Fl. 33712. I’ll be shooting every month. The first available is Saturday August 17th . I will be booking artists whom would like their work photographed with professional strobe lighting and a 50.6 megapixel format camera ensuring beautiful color corrected files for any reproduction, Giclee’s, prints, canvases and media usage. Each copied art work will include a high resolution tiff file, a large jpeg file and a small jpeg for social media usage. I’m also an excellent portrait photographer and can do a picture of you with your artwork. I have a loading dock and your work can easily be loaded into my studio and we’ll shoot them while you’re here so we can adjust them exactly to your liking and you can take them with you when were done. I charge 25.00 per canvas or print art work and you’ll need to book your time in advance. I can also shoot 3 dimensional art work Re: sculptures, clay or glass but that will need to be by an hourly rate. Give me a call or text to discuss your work and to hold your time. Thanks Geoffrey Baris 206-465-2777
Hi guys, I'm just getting started wanting to put my photography and paintings on canvas to sell online. Can anyone refer me to an affordable high quality online manufacturer that drop ships as well. Thanks in advance. - Max
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