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 at Work Tour!
It is not often visitors can watch an artist paint a masterpiece, form a bit of fine jewelry or shape a lovely vessel from a lump of clay. But those creations, and more, happen every day in the home studios of members of the artist enclave. Artists have been painting, snipping, cropping, twisting, shaping, sewing, firing, writing, and beautifying in preparation for the hundreds of guests we greet each year during the annual March tour.
However, due to the current health crisis, visitors and residents alike have been asked to limit social engagements and distance themselves to prevent the spread of illness. Despite our profound disappointment to have cancelled the tour, nothing can dampen the energy of the creative soul, and so we artists will go on: painting, snipping, cropping, twisting, shaping, sewing, firing, writing, and beautifying in preparation for all our guests and for tours to come. We are the AEHK, and we are artists at work. See you next year in March 2021.