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Artist Enclave Historic Kenwood
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 (jimsellsstpete.com).
AEHK RELATED NEWS
Congratulations to our newest Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood member, Andee Scott for securing a grant for her innovative performing arts award!
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Second Saturday Art Walk:
St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on May 12, 2018, 5-9 p.m
HAVE A COLORFUL MAY WITH ART!!
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.
Join us as 40 artists’ studios and galleries open their doors on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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.
Explore St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts. Open the door to one of the 40 galleries or studios you’ve never visited before, or try our free trolleys and a whole new neighborhood.
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 www.stpeteartsalliance.org.
We are pleased to have the support of Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg and Duke Energy!
Download the map and list of participants to plan your festive art evening at www.stpeteartsalliance.org
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance News:
On-Going: ArtBeat & Accessible Audio Mural Tour
Click here for the latest ArtBeat: the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance E-newsletter
St. Petersburg ACCESSIBLE AUDIO MURAL TOUR – available now!
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA) is proud to announce the St. Petersburg Accessible Audio Mural Tour program to make our city’s mural art accessible to all regardless of ability or disability. Our unique virtual Mural Tour may also be viewed anywhere around the world via the internet, with a computer or hand-held device.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance believes our city’s murals should be accessible to all. We chose 40 centrally located works to focus on, spotlighting the Shine St. Petersburg Mural Festival, several special murals, plus two murals commissioned by AARP Tampa Bay. Following a recent tour of this year’s Shine murals, Congress Charlie Crist states, “The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is putting our community on the map through Shine, highlighting our city as a world-class arts destination and hub of creativity. With this partnership with AARP, an amazing display of local and international talent will be accessible for all to enjoy via a self-guided virtual tour for those miles away or with mobility restrictions. Proud that my hometown of St. Petersburg continues to promote innovation and inclusion.”
The Accessible Mural Tour program is produced by SPAA with initial funding from AARP Tampa Bay. “As a national champion for livable communities, AARP is proud to support the St. Petersburg Accessible Mural Tour which allows anyone, regardless of age, ability or locale, to experience our city’s vibrant arts community,” states Michelle Cyr, AARP Florida Associate State Director for Outreach.
The audio portion of our tour provides vivid descriptions of each mural, the artist and its setting. The online guide includes transcriptions of the audio recordings, photos and a map, with notes on accessible parking and mobility barriers. Jennifer Sabo, Executive Director, VSA Florida writes, “This project is likely to serve as a model for other mural programs around the country.
To our knowledge, no other organization in the United States offers mural tours designed for the needs of those with visual, hearingor physical disabilities. VSA Florida has been honored to assist the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance as they develop this much-needed resource and fully supports the Arts Alliance’s leadership in providing access to public art in St. Petersburg with this innovative and creative program.” These written and recorded tours are NOW available to everyone – on a home computer, smart phone or any other mobile device. The brochure may also be downloaded at the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website: