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Want to know what the Warehouse Arts District Association is up to?  Learn about the latest in this blog with features intended to keep members up to date. Also, members should join our closed Facebook group: the WADA Member Network

  • 19 Jul 2021 12:04 AM | Julia Wingle

    Wednesday, July 28th @ 6:30pm

    Tully Levine Gallery or upstairs classroom in the Studios at the ArtsXchange 

    Come join us as WADA Artist Member, Kurt-Dale Watson, introduces digital tools to:

    • Help us create reproducible elements in our artwork

    • Guide us on how to use these tools 

    • Apply themed elements such as patterns, layers, silhouettes and/or virtual frames for our art

    Kurt-Dale Watson is a visual process artist. His interest in technology as a means for creative expression has led him to work with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Kurt-Dale has a bachelor in Science in Recording Arts from Full Sail University. His own creative work is a meditative process that tackles various, complex and personal ideas, connecting with his audience through themes such as death, rebirth, and cultural identity. 

    Details can be found here: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4413334

  • 16 Jul 2021 10:20 AM | Julia Wingle

    Do you remember where you were on September 11th, 2001? The memories from that day unite all Americans, and you are now called to create a work of art from those memories.

    The new 'Rise' Monument in St. Pete is dedicated to the community heroes and first responders who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. This stunning installation will feature a piece of World Trade Center steel recovered from Ground Zero, a rising, 25-foot tall copper phoenix wing, and a water feature brought to life by hundreds of ceramic tiles contributed by YOU – members of the community who were shaped by the events of that day.  


    We invite you to make history with us. 

    Join us at this FREE event to create a tile that will become part of the monument itself! Instruction and materials will be provided.

    In doing so, you will become a part of this continuing history and help our community work toward a more resilient, unified future.

    Currently under construction on the ArtsXchange campus, learn more about the project at risestpete.org   



    Where: Rise Plaza at the ArtsXchange campus  (look for the semi-circle sculpture in progress!)

    When: Saturday, July 31st from 4-9 PM  

    What: Decorate a ceramic tiles to be placed among the Rise Monument backsplash  

    Why: Make history and become a part of this special monument  

    Who: Sponsored by Rise St. Pete, American Freedom Distillery and Horse Soldier Bourbon, The Warehouse Arts District, and the St. Pete ArtsXchange   

  • 08 Jul 2021 7:36 AM | Julia Wingle

    The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is proud to extend an invitation to participate in the  Outdoor Marketplace on The ArtsXchange Campus at 515 22nd St. South for Second Saturday Art Walks from 5-9pm. Artists are encourage to reserve a space for a tent to sell their work on Second Saturday. For the July Artwalk there is no charge!!

    Products sold may include any handmade items such as woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, mosaics, drawings, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, or painting. 

    Details: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/page-18309

  • 07 Jul 2021 7:17 AM | Julia Wingle

    Attention artists! The Warehouse Arts District Association bring you the Art Store at the ArtsXchange Campus.

    Just fill out the form, then bring your artwork to the Burka Lounge on Friday, July 9 from 10am to 3:30pm.  It's that easy.

    Space is limited, so sign up NOW!

    Sign up for for WADA Art Store

  • 02 Jul 2021 9:52 AM | Julia Wingle

    Join WADA Member, Andrea Pawlisz, for a very special art opening at MIZE Gallery. 

    Andrea is creating all new work for the show. The opening will be held on Friday, July 9th from 6pm to 9pm. The MIZE Gallery is located at 689 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N unit c, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.


    Having had a wonderful, playful childhood in the late sixties/early seventies, I have painted the games and activities I loved as a child: riding bikes, hopscotch, baseball. Each painting illustrates a figure in grayscale paired with colorful complementary background elements. All main figures are brush painted, with all the other elements spray painted. A limited color palette lends continuity, along with the use of the same font and spray treatment throughout.

    Widening the scope of my canvas art, there are several 3D pieces: lunchboxes, paper airplanes, a rocking chair, a lap desk and a swing. Like the paintings, they are painted combining brush and spray.

    My hope is that the viewer will have a sentimental memory of a time or place when they felt happy. Presenting this work is to remind us all the importance of play.

    Thank you to Deb Zimmerman, who was not only muse and editor, but who offered unwavering encouragement and understanding. Thank you to Susan Howard, my bestie and mentor and collector, whose support and critique keep me and my work in line. Thank you to Chad Mize for his motivation, by setting an example of hard work. I so appreciate working with him and for him.


    Hear a special message from the artist here: https://fb.watch/6uR7J9mnav/

  • 21 Jun 2021 6:04 PM | Julia Wingle

    The James Museum and the Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum have partnered for a new exhibition this summer titled Reverberations. Reverberations shares artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeastern United States. Through each artists’ own perspective, this exhibition will challenge viewers with stories of structural racism and oppression, as well as celebrate hope and resilience.

    Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. The title Juneteenth is a fusion of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ celebrating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery on June 19.

    Curator of the exhibition, Desmond Clark, shares about REVERBERATIONS in this way, “Can you hear the song that has been playing for over four centuries? Can you feel how it vibrates our nation? Can you see how it has affected your neighbor, your friends, and your family? The rich history passed down for generations displayed in the images in this exhibition do not just echo; they reverberate.”

    This event is only for members of the Warehouse Arts District Association. Not a member? Join today! https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/join-us

    Event Registration: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4337933

  • 04 Jun 2021 9:13 AM | Julia Wingle

    The Tully Levine Gallery @ the ArtsXchange Campus Presents:

    Tom Amidon, Susan Antoinette & Nikki Devereux

    Taking a moment to enjoy the beauty and serenity that surrounds us. Join us for the show opening on June 12th, 5-9pm during our Second Saturday Art Walk celebration at 515 22nd St S., St. Petersburg, FL, 

    in the Tully Levine Gallery at The ArtsXchange Campus.

  • 28 May 2021 10:13 AM | Julia Wingle

    Call to artists!  Five Deuces Galleria is seeking sculptures, paintings and jewelry for a rotating monthly art show of up to five guest artists per month. A 30% commission will be charged on any work sold at the gallery or from gallery contacts.

    Email three jpegs and a bio to



  • 28 May 2021 9:52 AM | Julia Wingle

    The Warehouse Arts District Association has tent space available for rent at the Outdoor Marketplace 

    on the ArtsXchange Compound at 515 22nd St. South for Second Saturday Art Walks from 5-9pm on June 12. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO SIGN UP SOON!

    Products sold may include any handmade items such as woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, mosaics, drawings, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, or painting. 

    Don’t miss this terrific selling opportunity! The cost is just $50!!

    Details & Pay: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/ArtsXchange-Outdoor-Marketplace


    Have WADA sell your work at this month's Art Walk! Must be an active WADA Member.

    Bring up to 5 pieces for us to sell at the WADA Art Store on The Plaza on Saturday, June 12.

    Free sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DdtdigTpkwWBb1JeGcrYlm0jByjIydDLs8_SEpBMBeM/viewform?edit_requested=true

  • 25 May 2021 8:10 AM | Julia Wingle

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