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SPF15 in the Warehouse Arts District - 9/11-9/26

  • 01 Sep 2015
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 26 Sep 2015
  • 7:21 PM (EDT)
  • St. Pete, FL

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The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg, in conjunction with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, are promoting a new festival of the arts.  The St. Petersburg Festival, known as “SPF 15” for short, will begin on September 11 – 27, 2015.

SPF 15 consists of over 50 events and activities being produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the City’s 5 unique arts districts. 

Details about all of the events can be found here but if you like to see what is specifically happening in the Warehouse Arts District during that time, we’ve listed those events below.

Monday, Sept. 1st – Saturday, Sept 12th – Shine Mural Fest – Free

  • Showcases the City of the Arts with vibrant, creative and inspiring murals from local and international muralists in public spaces spotlighting the arts districts of St. Petersburg.
  • Warehouse Arts District member, Carrie Jadus is working with the Vitale Brothers on a wall at Genius Central located in our district.
  • Murals will “premiere” on Saturday, September 12th

Friday, Sept. 11th – "Black Hair Stories, the real life story of Madam C.J. Walker" - $15

  • Presented by A'Lelia Bundles, Madam Walker's great, great granddaughter and biographer.
  • Dispels myths and puts into perspective the unique position of black hair in American cultures.
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
  • 7-9pm

Saturday, Sept. 12th - Your Real Stories presents, "Bicycle Stories" sponsored by Shift St Pete - Free

  • The public is invited to share personal bicycle stories that could be about learning to ride, your best bike trip or how you met someone special on a bicycle built for two. 
  • Program coordinated by Wheely ALive's Camille Soleil and Dawn Rowland.
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
  • 10am-12pm and 3-5pm

Saturday, Sept. 12th – Second Saturday ArtWalk - Free

  • Trolley tour throughout the Warehouse Arts District & downtown St Petersburg visiting over 25 art studios, galleries and boutiques.
  • 5-9pm

Saturday, Sept. 12th – Opening of The Dazzio Museum of Holocaust Art – Free

  • The permanent home of a series of 20 to 25 paintings, some 8’ x 10’ in size, by Judith Dazzio.  
  • Will travel worldwide starting in New York in April of 2016.
  • 5-9pm

Sunday, Sept. 13th – Minnesota Makers – Free demo, lecture free with Museum Admission

  • Features Thomas Maras and Todd Cameron, two young and accomplished glass artists. 
  • They will give a free, collaborative glassblowing demonstration at the Duncan McClellan Gallery from 12-1pm
  • At 3 p.m., they will lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. 

Sunday, Sept. 13th - Richard Shindell in concert - $25

  • Brilliantly crafted songs, passionately delivered.
  • Craftsman House Gallery - Call (727) 323-2787 for tickets
  • 5pm

Monday, Sept. 14th – St. Pete Art & Fashion Week Opening Night Party - $100

  • An elegant evening of art and fashion
  • Raw Studios – 2338 Emerson Avenue South, St. Pete, FL  33712
  • 7-10pm

Friday Sept. 18th – St. Pete Art & Fashion Week “Art Inspired” - $5 donation

  • Art show and live art presentation
  • Genius Central – 2232 5th Avenue South, St. Pete, FL 33712
  • 6-9pm

Saturday, Sept. 19th - St PeteOktoberfest 2015 - Free

  • Features local bands, authentic German food, arts/crafts vendors, a kids’ area, a series of Oktoberfest-themed games and BEER!
  • Hosted by the Grand Central District Association
  • 1-11pm

Saturday, Sept. 19th - Eat Rich Play Dirty - $100

  • A tantalizing night of live music, decadent food and drink as well as hands-on activities
  • Morean Center for Clay
  • 7-10pm

Friday, Sept. 25th - Arts on Tap, Let’s Build the ArtsXchange - $60

  • Get exposed to the local arts renaissance taking place in St. Pete along with the craft beer, wine, live art demos and local music that Tampa Bay has to offer.
  • ArtsXchange compound and Soft Water Studios
  • 7-11pm

Saturday, Sept. 26th – Free Museum Day – Free

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum
  • Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg
  • Florida Holocaust Museum
  • The Dali Museum (Pinellas County residents only)
  • Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center
  • Morean Arts Center
  • Morean Center for Clay
  • Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History

Saturday, Sept. 26th – The Central Avenue Solstice - Free

  • The Central Avenue Solstice is an all-day celebration of events along Central Avenue - starting with yoga & coffee at sunrise on the East end & culminating with a Movies in the Park at sunset on the West end.
  • At the Craftsman House Gallery, potters from there & throughout the Warehouse Arts District join forces for an all day clay throw-a-thon!
  • 7:21am-7:21pm
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