Traveling around Second Saturday ArtWalk just got easier!
The Downtown Looper Trolley is now part of ArtWalk on Second Saturdays taking visitors to all of the galleries in the Waterfront District with stops every 15 minutes.
Our FREE ArtWalk Trolleys run every 30 minutes and will let you explore the Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and The Warehouse Arts District.
Well over 200 artists representing painting, drawing, pottery, glass, sculpture, multimedia and more are featured in some 45 studios and galleries open for your discovery during ArtWalk from 5-9 p.m. ArtWalk is your chance to relax and recharge, visit favorite artists and discover wonderful surprises, especially for holiday giving.
Many of our ArtWalk galleries celebrate the opening of brand new exhibitions during ArtWalk. It’s an exciting time to see new work by local and national artists, enjoy refreshments and often live music. Meet up with old friends and talk to new people who support the arts like you do. Make an evening of it and stop for dinner, drinks or dessert at a downtown restaurant.
Download the map and list (link above) of all participating galleries, studios, trolley stops and free parking.
Many thanks to Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
and Duke Energy
for supporting ArtWalk sop that the entire evening and trolley transportation is all free. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance coördinaties the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk with the EDGE District, the Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District associations.
ArtWalk is a St. Petersburg Arts Alliance economic strategy to small businesses. Shop local! The Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving this vital arts and cultural community. Join us in advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of our arts community and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg.
Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. 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, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
Trolley #1 starts at 2955 Central Avenue at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - New beaded mosaics by internationally-acclaimed artist Betsy Youngquist. Youngquist creates 3-d mixed media utilizing beadwork, crystals, and found doll parts. The elements merge to create surreal creatures that exist between human and animal. Her work is in galleries and exhibitions around the world. Also, new Arts & Crafts style pottery in time for Historic Kenwood's annual home tour. Craftsman House is an award-winning gallery/cafe in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Representing over 300 local and national artisans - pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture. https://www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts
The Collectors Exchange - 2939 Central Avenue. Showcasing much-loved works from local collectors that are back on the market. Featuring paintings, sculptures, and glass art.
Trolley Stop #2 – 26th Ave. South between 26th & 27th St.
Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Watch live pottery demos by MUSE award winner Charlie Parker. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/
Zen Glass Studio & Gallery – 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/
Trolley Stop #3 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Vibrant Perspectives: an exhibit of work from guest artist Jennifer Violette from Vermont. She will be blowing glass from 6:15-8pm https://dmglass.com/13739-2/
Atelier - 2380 Sixth Avenue South - Featuring Industrial Furniture made from Metal, Wood and Concrete. Modern Sculptures and Wall Reliefs. Main Artist Terry Krogmann Hosted by Bruce Alliums and Terry Krogmann. https://stpeteartsalliance.org/directory/atelier/
Trolley Stop #4 – 400 23rd St. South
Brick Street Clay Studio - 400 23rd Street South. New work on display and demos throughout the night. https://www.facebook.com/brickstreetclay/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #5 – in the parking lot of 515 22nd St. South
COLORStPete - 2215 6th Avenue South - COLORStPete is the painting partnership of husband and wife team Andre Kupfermunz and Michelle Passoff. The company currently produces paintings on corrugate aluminum, Hardi Board and canvas for interior and exterior, residential and commercial, design.
Dazzio Art Society Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - Creativity 101. Surround Yourself with Art. Meet local artists who have put together a unique, creative show. https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience/
Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A working studio space and rotating gallery featuring artworks for sale by professional artists using a wide variety of mediums. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/
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
ArtsXchange St Pete - 515 22nd Street South - Julie Torres' exhibit Water Wars. For nearly thirty years, Georgia, Alabama and Florida have fought over the future rights to that most precious and finite resource: water. A former lawyer-turned-artist, Torres uses her artwork to explore the balance between various systems: natural and artificial; societal and legal. Primarily using the technique of screen printing, Torres prints by hand selected text on paper and canvas. Layering the text with images of the shared river basins, she weaves streams of words together to create a visual story and to ask questions. Browse the studios of 25 working artists in disciplines ranging from painting, jewelry making, journalism, sculpture, photography and more. https://www.facebook.com/artsxchange
Trolley Stop #6 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - The Colorful World of Ken Falana. Ken Falana is a contemporary visual artist and former art educator who creates art in the mediums of printmaking and drawing. Falana’s art career spans over 30 years and his life’s work ranges from graphite drawings to serigraphs, lithographs, mixed media and collages.
Trolley Stop #7 – 420 22nd St. South
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Eric Botbyl Exhibition. An award-winning studio clay artist from Humboldt, Tennessee, where he owns and operates Companion Gallery—a retail business featuring over thirty ceramicists. When he’s not teaching classes in his studio or instructing workshops all over the country, Eric is at work on developing his craft. Inspired by an ancient architectural design technique called Entasis, Eric’s vessels exhibit a sense of swelling from within from various physical elements of life. His works have been influenced by his wife’s pregnant figure, the textured crop lines of rural, western Tennessee, eyes, balloon animals, barn wood, baby fat and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay/timeline
Trolley Stop #8 – 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
Anna Broshears's Fine Art - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #2
Stark Design + Art - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #7
Moe's Furniture and Art - 2135 3rd Avenue South - unique, one of a kind furniture pieces; specializing in bar carts, mini bars, and wine related home accessories; custom work available; original art
Ruppel Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South - This 2,000 square foot warehouse is home to hundreds of paintings by Janet Ruppel in oil, acrylic and charcoal featuring faces and figures. Large to small works many containing adult content.
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - 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. Plus the usual religious folk art, featuring new and discounted items. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #9 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Bring a picture of your favorite pet or child and have in made into a Christmas ornament. Stop by and see the artist work. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg/
Trolley Stop #10 – 1846 1st Avenue S.
Creative Clay – 1846 1st Avenue South - Into the Forest: An exhibit of ceramics, mixed media and paintings by the artists of Creative Clay. Tour our vast folk art collection, and find treasures in our repurposed art supply store, Creative Thrift. https://www.facebook.com/creativeclaystpete/
Trolley Stop #11 – 620 1st Ave. South
The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - Artflip: Upscale art resaler An exhibit and sale of donated artwork from members of the community--a chance to score new-to-you original artwork and support The Studio@620. https://www.facebook.com/Studio620/
DOWNTOWN LOOPER STOPS (Connect to ArtWalk Trolley on 5th St between Central & 1st Ave)
DL Stop 18 - Vladimir's Collections - 201 1st Street NE - Russian Art, Antiques, Souvenirs, Jewelry, and MORE! https://www.vladimirscollection.com/
DL Stop 18 - 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/
DL Stop 19 - Ocean Blue Galleries - 284 Beach Dr NE - Experience a world of art. Top selling artists from around the country, and the world. Limited editions and original paintings, sculptures & glass masters https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Blue-Galleries-350976551912594/
DL Stop 20 - 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
DL Stop 20 - Alyssa Marie Gallery - 300 Beach Drive, #125 - TBA
Downtown Looper Stop #4
DL Stop 4 - Lynn Merhige Gallery - 216 Fourth Street N - Since June 2002 this gallery has featured Lynn's clay work and painting, graphics, and mixed media by her friends who are local St. Petersburg and Florida state artists. https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery-146904772019134/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #12 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central *Connects to Downtown Looper*
Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – The ultimate shopping experience with thousands of original works of art including fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, home décor, fashion and more. The Holiday Boutique has handmade gifts and decorations that makes the season magical. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization that represents fine craft artists from all over the state. https://www.facebook.com/FloridaCraftArt.org/
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - The Good Life. Be thankful. See Artlofts artists various artwork depicting “the good life”. Shop local and select from paintings. jewelry, sculpture, fiber art and photography and visit with the artists in their working studios to see how art is made. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts/
Salt-Light ART - 649 Central Ave - TBA https://www.facebook.com/saltlightart/
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Featuring the work of artist Robert n. Riedel, who paints all forms of portraits, wildlife, and landscapes, most are fantastical and surrealistic. Using mediums including watercolor, pen & ink, and acrylics on canvas. This series is inspired by our universe. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts
The Merchant - St. Pete - 683 Central Avenue - Purveyor of Local Goods - is a funky, urban general store & gift shop nestled in the eclectic Central Arts District in downtown St. Pete. https://www.facebook.com/themerchantstpete/
Trolley Stop #13 – 719 Central Ave.
Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave -
Merry & Bright: 2018 Holiday Show & Sale. The annual members holiday show and sale supports local artists and give you the opportunity to pick up some truly unique gifts. The exhibition includes one-of-a-kind items from a variety of hand-crafted jewelry, functional pottery, hand-blown glass pieces, paintings, ornaments and more.
Justin Wagher: Where I Come From. The St. Petersburg native explores the connection between home and place. He begins by looking around at his environment photographing scenes that represent his perception of “home”. These everyday, sometimes banal, scenes become slightly abstracted paintings imbued with a sense of nostalgia and recognition. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter/
Trolley Stop #14 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing
- 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery
- 1431 Central Avenue. Closed for the November ArtWalk https://www.facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery/
Trolley Stop #15 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Woodfield Fine Art
- 2253 Central Avenue #105 - TBA https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/
Trolley Stop #16 – Central Ave. and 24th Street
St Pete ArtWorks
- 2412 Central Avenue - Featured exhibition: A Splash of Color. Selected mixed media works by Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall. Bruce Daniels, internationally known flutist, will perform modern jazz and experimental music. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteArtworksGallery/
Trolley Stop #17 – Central Ave. between 27th & 28th Streets
ART for ART
- 2734 Central Avenue - An exhibit of abstract expressionist paintings by Edward LaChall, Russell Richardson, and Walter Frederick. https://www.facebook.com/artforartcontemporary/
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!