Historic Kenwood Artist Enclave

Historic Kenwood, one of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, is distinguished by its unique bungalows and Craftsman-style homes, some dating from the early 1900’s. Because of Historic Kenwood’s high concentration of artists of all types, the City Council sought to promote the arts and artists by declaring the neighborhood an “Artist Enclave.” This status enables artists of the neighborhood to teach classes and sell artwork from their homes.

Artists of Historic Kenwood would like to extend their gratitude to our Titanium level sponsor Jim Longstreth (

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October 14, 2017

St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk

The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk.

Now’s the time to enjoy an evening of “bewitching art” and take advantage of St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts. Open the door of a gallery you’ve never visited before, or try our free trolleys and a whole new neighborhood.

Join us as 40 artists’ studios and galleries open their doors on Saturday, October 14 from 5-9 p.m. It’s a wonderful time to see old friends and make new ones as you enjoy our vibrant arts community.

It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! If you don’t wish to ride of the trolley, 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

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance coordinates St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk with the EDGE District, the Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District associations.

October 4-14, 2017

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Announces Sponsorship Funding for SHINE Accessible Mural Tours

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the development of the SHINE Accessible Mural Tours Project, making SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival’s outdoor canvases accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability, through computer and mobile device-accessed tours.  This may be the only such program in the U.S. and it is sponsored by AARP.

The age-friendly, self-guided virtual tours will be created to view St. Petersburg murals from the comfort of a home computer or with a hand-held device in their cars, walking on the sidewalks or even riding a bicycle.  The virtual tours will be accessed from the SPAA website.

“AARP has been working hard to engage local partners on its age-friendly initiative designed to help make communities a better place to live for people of all ages and abilities,” said Michelle Cyr, AARP Tampa Bay Field Coordinator. “This project supports that concept by making it easier for everyone, no matter where they live or what limitations they might have, to enjoy St. Petersburg’s vibrant network of arts and culture.”

A narrated audio description of the piece, information about the work and artist background will be available for each mural.  A printed brochure with a downloadable map will also be made available to the public.  The map will feature 40 murals, including two commissioned by AARP Tampa Bay. The brochure will indicate designated handicap parking near the murals, and icons indicating barriers for safe mobility for those with canes, walkers, scooters, wheelchairs, and strollers.

We expect the launch of the SHINE Accessible Mural Tours project will coincide with this year’s SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, October 4-14, 2017.

Wednesday Nov 1st.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance invites you to enjoy a special evening celebrating visual, literary and performing arts.

On Wednesday, November 1 we’ll gather at The Birchwood in downtown St. Pete, for an exclusive five-course wine pairings dinner to benefit the Arts Alliance.  Each course will be complemented by a special wine from around the world.

Chef Luke Decker and Chef Anthony Decker have been talking with local artists, and a range of artistic practices will inform each course. The delicious meal they are creating draws inspiration from

  • painter Jim Rolston,
  • glass artist Duncan McClellan,
  • dancer Helen Hansen French,
  • playwright Sheila Cowley
  • cabaret musicians Paul Wilborn and Eugenie Bondurant.

Dinner will be held in The Birchwood’s beautiful Grand Ballroom. The event benefits the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s free montly ArtWalk program.

Tickets are $175. Tables for 10 are $1750. Last year’s dinner sold out, so don’t wait!

Sponsorships encouraged! Contact

Doors open at 6:30 pm with passed hors d’oeuvres and bubbles to start.

Tickets available HERE.

* Artwork pictured is by Jim Rolston of Red Zen Art.


December 9th

2017 AEHK Emerging Artist Showcase

In and effort to give AEHK’s emerging artists some boosting exposure, Jim Woodfield is hosting a 2017 AEHK Emerging Artist Showcase on December 9th. Please read the minutes of the first meeting and contact Charla Cribb for more details.

At the top of the page under Membership – > Meeting Documents, you will find the minutes of the first meeting for the Showcase.