2025 Tour of the Arts Guidelines

Saturday and Sunday – March 1 and 2, 2025

EVENT OVERVIEW:

The Annual Historic Kenwood Tour of the Arts is a self-guided 2-day event that is free to the public. Participating enclave artists open their studios to show and sell their work from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Artists are highly encouraged to have works-in-progress on display and allow visitors to watch live demos of their creative process.

This is a non-competitive event. The annual Tour of the Arts is our chance to show to the world one of the most unique aspects of Historic Kenwood: the authenticity of our arts community where we live and make art in the same space!

This is also a great opportunity for artists to sell their work to the public directly from their studios and homes. The artists get to keep all proceeds from sales made in their studios. Usual sales tax laws apply.

Let’s show up together! Artists with accessible studio space are asked to invite another artist who works in a less convenient space or outside the neighborhood.

The event will be heavily promoted in traditional and new media and through promo distributions around St. Pete. It’s still important that all participants help spread the word to make this a successful event for all. Let’s raise each other up.

There will be a map featuring all the artist studios registered in time.

The Tour of the Arts Committee highly encourages non-visual artists to participate.

Volunteers will be needed.

RULES: 

Hosting artists and guest artists must be paying members of the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood for 2024 and, therefore, must reside in Historic Kenwood.

Potential exceptions (to be voted on at our January 10th meeting – and only if city rules permit):

  • The option of participation by “guest artists” at official “guest artist residencies” (mainly MOM Annex, Craftsman House, Liliana Beltran Artist Residency)
  • St. Pete High School students

The completed application form and fee are due by December 10, 2024

Online registration and payment preferred.

Hard-copy paper application available per request.

Deadline for images to be part of the map is December 14, 2024.