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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).
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Second Saturday Art Walk:
St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on March 10, 2018, 5-9 p.m.
A LEPRECHAUN ONCE SAID, “ALL EYES ARE SMILING WHEN BUYING ART”
Join us as 40 artists’ studios and galleries open their doors on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. Shop local and support our arts community in a fun social setting.
Come see the marvels of art and explore St. Petersburg’s five exciting artsdistricts: Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District Open the door of a gallery you’ve never visited before, or try our free trolleys and explore a new district. Download our map and list of studios and galleries here .
Download the map and list of participants to plan your festive art evening at www.stpeteartsalliance.org
Exciting News! New Museums coming to St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance recently hosted an Arts Roundtable at the beautiful new Hyatt Place downtown St. Pete. The program featured the three new museums that are coming soon to our artful community. Together they will expand and enrich our City of St. Petersburg an arts destination for our visitors, tourists and residents. Visit this link for more information!
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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:
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANTS
Application Deadline: Friday, March 30 at 5 pm
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is accepting applications for the Individual Artist Grant Program. These grants are intended to provide financial assistance to City of St. Petersburg resident artists for specific projects. The program is designed to support public engagement of individual artists’ work in the Visual/Craft Arts, Dance, Music or Theater. The award program is supported by a grant from the City of St. Petersburg.
The applicant’s resume must show commitment to the art form through education, training or professional experience, and must show evidence of exhibition, public performance or being published during the past two years.
- The suggested grant period is April 23, 2018 through August 17, 2018.
- Applicants may request funding up to $1,000.
- The complete application and guidelines, or go to: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities/