St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 30 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination.
Download your map and start planning your evening!
This month, Keep Saint Petersburg Local (KSPL) is partnering with the arts districts. Olga Bof, Founder/President of KSPL states, “Since Keep Saint Petersburg Local launched, our independent business alliance has supported the monthly ArtWalk. KSPL includes artists, art galleries/studios, museums and other cultural institutions among its members. Our mission is to work to build a thriving local economy and a unique community, and the arts are very important to St. Pete. KSPL is happy to return as a sponsor this year.”
Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice. Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop.
Free parking can be found on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St. to 30th St., The Clay Center of St. Petersburg, MGA Studios and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. Download the map and list of participants to plan your festive art evening at http://www.stpeteartsalliance.org/
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.
Be on the lookout for one traditional red trolley and one white coach bus. Those will be your transportation for the evening.
Trolley starts here at 5pmCraftsman House Gallery
– 2955 Central Avenue - Support your locally-owned businesses at the closing day of our Once-a-Year Studio Sale, where local potters sell their slight imperfections at amazing prices. The gallery features clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture - all housed in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997
Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Summer Of Fun. Fun demos and unique pottery for the home or garden, as well as great gift ideas. https://www.facebook.com/events/1592710867657779/
Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik. https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Help us Help them: Belize 2015 Medical Mission Fundraiser. Join the supporters of Nokumbaya,( a locally based organization dedicated to bringing medical relief to the peoples of South and Central American). Meet & greet the mission team, and learn about their work with the children of Belize. http://dmglass.com/events/help-us-help-them-belize-2015-medical-mission-fundraiser-on-saturday-august-8/
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Stop in to try your hand at Clay printing. Do an actual print to take with you. Learn about the technique of Clay printing throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg
Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - Premier Gallery & School of Art....."where we believe that all people are meant to be creative, learning in a fun and relaxed atmosphere"...Let Us Release Your Creative Genius! https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience?fref=ts
Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring TranzLucid, a group show of artists who work at Soft Water Studios and MGA Sculpture Studio. TranzLucid refers to the etheral quality of light through matter and the meaning we attribute to meaning itself. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/timeline
Mga Sculpture Studio – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country. https://www.facebook.com/MgaSculpture
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue S. - The charcoal renderings of the award-winning master portraitist, Adrian Pickett Jr. Gifted in the use of many mediums including acrylics and oils, Pickett’s current passion for charcoal stems from the challenges it presents. He has developed a style of artistry that allows his charcoal renderings to exude soulfulness and the use of hues and shadows gives off a colorful presence. The artist views his vision as a gift, and feels his creativity derives from a natural force. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline
Gallerie 909 – 909 22nd Street South – She is Music: Meet featured artist Salaam Muhammad. Artist talk on her amazing body of work. https://www.facebook.com/events/957023430997854/
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Annual Member's Show. Also hosting a pot luck dinner during the opening that is open to the public. Please bring a homemade dish in a handmade dish if you wish to participate. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay
Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=739036012796403
Woodfield Fine Art Studio - 5 Deuces Galleria Building, #3 @ 222 22nd St. S. - New commissions started and other works completed. Plus, abstract works from the "escape" easel are on display. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartstudio?fref=ts
Nancy Smrekar Art Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar. https://www.facebook.com/nancysmrekar.artist
Cory Allen Contemporary Art - 2121 Second Avenue South - Pop-up Church of Scientology, featuring The Shroud of Scientology. https://www.facebook.com/coryallencontemporaryart?fref=ts
St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - Craig Petersburg has been a visual artist, designer and art educator for decades. He has exhibited and is collected in Europe and the United States. This exhibition of paintings and objet d'art will reflect the diversity of his visual vocabulary including: acrylic paintings, furniture and found objects. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera
Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - 20th Anniversary with good art, good folk. New exhibit, Mirage, highlights paintings from our collection. Painted Poetry featuring paintings inspired by poems. Chant the Trees, a progressive acoustic folk duo perform live. https://www.facebook.com/events/675544829214150/
Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Opening Reception: Judy Palaferro - Spilling. Solo show of large abstract expressionist paintings by local Gulfport artist Judy Palaferro. https://www.facebook.com/MicheleTuegelContemporary/timeline
The Gallery – 200 Central Ave S. - Acclaimed artist from India, Dhiraj Choudhury. On display for a limited time, these works represent an exclusive selection of Choudhury’s work over many decades, creating a unique vision of culturally inspired compositions described through vibrant colors and spiritual subject matter. Inspired by a love for humanity and a concern for the world at large, Choudhury offers us an opportunity to transcend into his experience and desire to help others. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart
SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made contemporary crafts. Blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes, and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – World on a String: Masters of Puppetry featuring over 100 puppets from around the world. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-CraftArt/352815711033?sk=timeline
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Heat Wave. A group show of work by Artlofts artists in various mediums celebrating summer. Shop for paintings, jewelry, stained glass, photography and sculpture. Then visit with the artists in their working studios. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - Wild Out of the Box the opening of a new show featuring animal themed art. The Gallery's proceeds of all artwork from the show will benefit Friends of Strays, a volunteer organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets, who operate a no kill shelter. Come & support local art & artists and a great organization. https://www.facebook.com/events/836081123153955/
The Local COOP - 645 Central Avenue - Inside the Crislip Arcade. 10% discount with any diaper donation to benefit Baby Cycle. The Local COOP is a new donation drop location for Baby Cycle. Featuring 30 local artists and hand crafters. Come by to check out our constantly changing inventory of locally handcrafted gifts, home decor, and kids items. https://www.facebook.com/TLCStPete?fref=ts
St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - "Walk With Me", a watercolor series by FreddieFred. Live Entertainment: singer-songwriter Chris Cava. A co-operative art gallery featuring the artwork of 23 local artists in a wide range of media. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts
Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N – Featuring local artist Alexandra Vasquez. Alexandra studies art at Creative Clay, where her colorful paintings of Mayan-inspired designs have been featured in several collective exhibitions. “Mayan Summer” is her first solo show, and she will be on hand to discuss her paintings. https://www.facebook.com/events/1452754195025550/
Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – Carter Venture talk at the Gallery to showcase his exhibit after winning last year's Best in Show at the annual Members' Show. https://www.facebook.com/events/102258373447242/
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – Surface Tension: New work by Nathan Beard and Nin McQuillen. Nathan Beard's new series of pastels on paper, Pond's Edge, depicts the commingling of water and plant life by contrasting celebratory gestures with a soothing color palette. Nin McQuillen's intimately scaled sculptures are a synthesis of line, shape and surface that evoke the harmony of standing stones and totems. With these bodies of work, both artists explore new media in pursuit of beauty. https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery/timeline
Art Central Studios - 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - A group of seven established visual artists - Bill Drugan, Kevin Nodland, Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, Herb Snitzer, and Zala Highsmith. Look for the huge mural recently painted on our building's east wall. https://www.facebook.com/artcentralstudios?fref=ts
Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Featuring a showcase from the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Files and Film Juried Photography Shows. As this is not a juried show, the exhibitors will be free to let their creative juices flow. https://www.facebook.com/CreativeSoulStudio?fref=ts
Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
• Grand Central District Association
• Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!