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St. Pete Second Saturday ArtWalk

  • 08 Oct 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • St. Pete, FL


Come out for Florida’s great fall weather and Spooktacular Art!

St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 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!

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 that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. Additional parking will be available for trolley riders in the vacant lot at the Northeast corner of Central Avenue and 29th Street (Please note that this is NOT one of our trolley stops). In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

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.

Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

This month we will two traditional red trolleys for the evening.


Trolley #1 starts at 2955 Central Avenue  at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Celebrating American Craft Week with The Face Jug Show. Featuring Face Jugs from the south’s top contemporary Face Jug artists – on display & available for purchase. Learn the history of face jugs which originated in the south in the early 1800’s. The gallery features handmade clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture - all housed in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. https://www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts

Trolley Stop #2 – 2701 5th Ave. South
Station Numberthree - 2701 5th Ave. South

Thee Photo Ninja - Commercial, headshot, sports and fitness photography. Featuring personal, creative photography projects from collaborations and travels. https://www.facebook.com/theephotoninjaphotography/

Civil Savage Design - See their newest concrete design and enjoy a medieval themed night. Food and drink. Costumes are welcomed.

Trolley Stop #3 – 26th Ave. South between 26th & 27th St.

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Demos by Charlie Parker through out the evening. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/timeline

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/timeline

Trolley Stop #4 – 562 25th St. South

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Tim Arruda vintage and fine art photography. One-of-a-kind furnishings, exotic slabs and lumber using trees from our local neighborhoods that would have been mulched or become landfill. Showcasing the figure and colors of urban lumber, utilizing artistic and time-tested builds, and completing each project with natural finishes. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse

Trolley Stop #5 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The official opening of the new Sculpture Gardens. Guest artists will include Rob Stern from Miami blowing glass, as well as sculptors Mark Chatterly and Jane Jaskevich. Glassblowing demonstrations begin around 6pm; jazz around 8pm.

Trolley Stop #6 – 400 23rd St. South
Brick Street Clay Studio - 400 23rd Street South. New work on display and a stoneware kiln opening. https://www.facebook.com/brickstreetclay/?fref=ts

Trolley Stop #7 – in the parking lot of 515 22nd St. South
Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - A Look at Expressionism. Kerry Didday will be the featured artist, along with paintings by many of this area’s top artists. https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience/?fref=ts

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Mark Making: Saori Murphy. View artwork that explores the intersection of culture, identity, and human behavior. Saori describes her work in "Mark Making" as a symbiotic time-lapse of singular events from one end of the spectrum to another. A journey of frustration, struggle, defeat, and peace. https://www.facebook.com/events/1735464066727812/

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


Trolley Stop #8 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - Paintings that Heal in the Sacred Phi: Featuring the artwork of Paul Houzell. Paul's work is strongly inspired by the human figure. He is an artist, teacher and lecturer seriously concerned with humanitarianism, spiritualism and education. He seeks to communicate the importance of a cultural identity, especially with young African Americans and Latinos, to show the valuable role art should play in orchestrating world change by improving communication between them and all people worldwide. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/?fref=ts

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - Opening Reception: Darwin Leon - Fish Out of Water. See scenic images that portray the nature of expressive design through the movement of action and textured aspects. With a sharp sense of humor and figurative imagination, Darwin Leon details the social context of pseudo-political, human involvement with a gift for enhanced form and characterization. Displaying the imbalances of society with a satirical perspective, his artistic creations animate the discontinuities of the post industrial order. Leon's paintings play on the interpersonal deceptions that move a society. Artist talk at 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/545713245617157/

Trolley Stop #9 – 420 22nd St. South
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - TBA https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay/timeline

Trolley Starts in the Parking lot of 3 Daughters Brewing at 5pm
- Free parking lot for trolley riders
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/?fref=ts

Trolley Stop #11 – 2145 1st Ave. South
St. Petersburg Opera Company / Mirella Cimato Art Gallery - 2145 1st Ave South - Artistic photographer Jim Swallow, Creator of the Photographic Art Society Inc. will exhibit his Golden Collection photographs as well as Highlights from the 10th Season of the St. Petersburg Opera Co. Free guided tours exploring the St. Petersburg Opera building: you will discover the enormous Costume Room, the Grand Preis Hall, the Work Shop where the stages for the Operas performed at the Palladium are built, and more. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera

Trolley Stop #12 – 2006 2nd Ave. South
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Featuring the Mayan Dance of the Deer and some prehistoric American Indian pottery. Handmade Mayan folk art, both new and antique. Also a large selection of santos, nativities, day of the dead, dance masks, colorful wooden animals, and outrageous Mayan art. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts

Trolley Stop #13 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Mojito's Marbeling & More! Island music, mojito's and glazing a pot with the marble technique. Don't have a pot? They'll provide one for you!! Dance with the steel drums and marble your pot and have a drink on the Clay Center! Space fills up fast. Call 727-439-8522. https://www.facebook.com/events/884356565004141/

Trolley Stop #14 – 1114 Central Avenue

Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Opening of The Good Folk Show Invitational: Portraits of Creative Clay member artists by local & regional professional artists. Visit the largest folk art collection in our region featuring work in all medias. The musical duo Chant the Trees performs 6pm – 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/creativeclaystpete/

Trolley Stop #15 – 620 1st Ave. South
The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - A collaboration with Drayton Callison featuring a wide variety of innovative, unique and handmade kites from around the world, ranging from popular sport models, to one-of-a-kind works of art, giant structures to delicate forms that fit in your hand, historic artifacts to contemporary designs, wind propelled to windless kites. There will be an additional mini exhibition featuring conceptual kites created by local artists. https://www.facebook.com/Studio620/

Trolley Stop #16 –3rd St. S. between Central & 1st Ave. South
The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring local artist Austin Kucera. Kucera works predominately in the medium of acrylic painting using texture, and color combinations. While his abstract work defines and yet defies limits all at once, he stays close to the minimalistic approach in much of his work. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/?fref=ts

SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery

D-gallerie - 203 1st Street North - Showcasing top quality emerging and mid-career artists from Latin America and Florida. An unusually unpretentious place where art lovers can participate in the appreciation and collection of original art. https://www.facebook.com/dgallerieusa/

Lynn Merhige Gallery - 216 Fourth Street N - Featured artist: Jay Herres. Jay will show his fall leaves series along with some of his newest work. Also featured, painter Janet Aponte and potter Robin MacKay. Various works by gallery artists and a fun assortment of greeting cards. https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery-146904772019134/?fref=ts

Trolley Stop #17 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central
Florida CraftArt– 501 Central Avenue – Mind Over Matter exhibition featuring national fiber, paper, and wood artists. Always a great place to shop for the finest glass, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood and mixed media artwork. https://www.facebook.com/Florida-CraftArt-352815711033/

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - 5 Sided Art: The members of Art X 5 are exhibiting “5 Sided Art”. Uniquely different, you can view encaustics by Susan Hess, drawings by Rebecca Skelton, acrylics by Kas Turner, photography by Joe Walles, and mixed media by Lee West. You can visit and purchase art directly from the Artlofts artists in their working studios. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts/

Mesu360 Project Gallery - 578 First Avenue North - TBA - https://www.facebook.com/Mesu360Llc/?fref=ts

Fourward Glass Gallery - 611 Central Avenue - family owned and operated business that honors glass blowing artists that create water pipes, pendants and decorative bowls and plates. https://www.facebook.com/fourwardglassgallery/?fref=ts

Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Locally crafted jewelry, art, and gifts. Halloween themed works by artists like Coralette Damme (The Crafty Hag) and local favorite Smith Wick Soy Candles' Autumn Slice. https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/

St Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Retracing my Roots – Cuba Today. Paintings by Ben Cardoso.
Live original music by singer-songwriter Kasondra Rose

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - A new collection of .925 silver jewelry, a wide selection of Talavera Pottery and local potter, Richard Rowland (aka "Mustache Rick") in a sidewalk sale. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts

Trolley Stop #18 – 719 Central Ave.
Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave - TBA. https://www.facebook.com/events/874514826025334/

Trolley Stop #19 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue. Blunt Force:: Terry Brett & Sallie Hackett Brown. Sallie Hackett Brown's sculptures called "Reconstructions" transform found objects into striking visual representations of her challenging observations on familial and societal issues. Terry Brett's large black and white compositions have the immediacy and power of action paintings that express more emotion than pointed narrative. https://www.facebook.com/events/1224918324238638/

Trolley Stop #20 – 17 21st St. N.
17 Art House Studio at 17 21st Street North, (727)385-8155. Framed Pride Series pieces and framed Dali inspired collages. Silver and crystal adorned glass. Commissions taken for silver and crystal adorned clothing.

Davidson Fine Art - 2036 Central Avenue - Opening reception of Wonderous Wax: Encaustic paintings by Joyce Van Horn and Rita Gould. Peruse these interesting, unique encaustic paintings. Look for the psychedelic rhino outside the store.

Trolley Stop #21 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Emotions: Encompasses abstract and realist art that expresses the artists deepest feelings. Twelve local artists will be on hand to discuss their work. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art - 2425 Central Avenue - TBA. https://www.facebook.com/CreativeSoulStudio/?fref=ts

Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
Keep Saint Petersburg Local
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!

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