The name Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood applies to two different, but very related entities:
- The Artist Enclave overlay district (AEOD) that defines the geographic area per the City of St. Petersburg.
- The AEHK membership organization that facilitates events and more by Kenwood Artists.
The Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood (AEHK) was created when the St. Petersburg, Florida, City Council, in 2014, approved Historic Kenwood to become an Artist Enclave Overlay District (AEOD) with specific guidelines to follow.
It features a mix of small-scale home businesses oriented toward or supporting the visual, performing and cultural arts, while maintaining the residential character of the Historic Kenwood neighborhood.
An Artist is defined by the Enclave as an individual who practices and/or who creates a product in one of the following categories: Fine Art, Craft Art, Design, Photography, Filmmaking, Musical, Literary or Performing Art.
As neighborhood artists and patrons, we have also formed a membership organization called AEHK (Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood). The AEHK facilitates events and venues featuring neighborhood artists in all media; and creates opportunities to learn and network for the community at large.
Our signature event is the annual 2-day artist studio tour on the 3rd weekend in March. With smaller events throughout the year.
The AEHK includes artists working in a broad range of art disciplines, creating works of the highest caliber and encouraging emerging artists to explore, develop, showcase, and market their creative voices. The AEHK membership organization functions under the umbrella of the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association (HKNA) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.