St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination. This month’s ArtWalk celebrates American Craft Week.
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Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.
Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. Additional parking will be available for trolley riders in the vacant lot at the Northeast corner of Central Avenue and 29th Street (Please note that this is NOT one of our trolley stops). In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.
Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!
This month we will have two traditional red trolleys as your transportation for the evening.
Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Celebrating American Craft Week with the opening reception of The Face Jug Show. Featuring Face Jugs from many of the south’s top veteran & contemporary Face Jug artists – on display & available for purchase. Learn the history of face jugs which originated in the south in the early 1800’s. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997
Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Mugs and Music II - The band is back! Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a fun evening of art and music. Purchase a mug, tumbler, cup or goblet and enjoy the beverage of your choice all evening long. https://www.facebook.com/events/683040481796901/
Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik. https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio
Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Funktionhouse rescues local trees (normally headed for a chipper or the landfill), mill the trees on site, then create one-of-a-kind furnishings, lighting, and art pieces. See the latest wood slabs fresh off the mill, peruse new gallery items, or be inspired to create a custom furnishing of your own. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Korean born glass artist Hyunsung Cho will premiere On My Way Home, with a body of new works, and he will demonstrate in the Hot Glass Workshop beginning around 6pm. Twelvve noted glass artists visiting from around the country, including Jason Chakravarty, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Richard Royal, Peter Wright, Lisabeth Sterling, Tim Tate and Veruska Vagen. There will be ample time to meet these famous artists in person and talk to them about their work. Celebrate American Craft Week by welcoming the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group from New York. http://ow.ly/SLjZs
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – An exhibit of Kyu Yamomto sculptures and his students work. Join Kyu while he sculptures a live model. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg
Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - Featuring a new show with work from various artists titled, Summer Exposure. Paintings completed over a ten-year period that tell the story of the Holocaust. https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience?fref=ts
Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - This month will be featuring guest artist, photographer, Sophia Renee. A photographic retrospective of 50+ portraits and an advanced preview of her upcoming mini monograph, Evidence of Beauty. https://www.facebook.com/events/496072693904483/
Mga Sculpture Studio – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country. https://www.facebook.com/MgaSculpture
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue S. - The Eluster Richardson Collection. An exquisite array of art pieves near and dear to the Artists heart that speak to lessons of life, culture, and his main passion of painting. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Artists in Residents Show. Come meet the 6 new artists in residence as they begin their new life at Morean Center for Clay. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay
Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=739036012796403
Woodfield Fine Art Studio - 5 Deuces Galleria Building, #3 @ 222 22nd St. S. - Featuring their latest portrait work and a little escapism art. Several new pieces completed, and new portrait commissions in the works. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartstudio?fref=ts
Nancy Smrekar Art Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar. https://www.facebook.com/nancysmrekar.artist
St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - Craig Petersburg has been a visual artist, designer and art educator for decades. He has exhibited and is collected in Europe and the United States. This exhibition of paintings and objet d'art will reflect the diversity of his visual vocabulary including: acrylic paintings, furniture and found objects. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South -
A grand reopening The newly expanded gallery will feature Mayan Folk Art from living Mayan artists and older unique folk art. Featuring paintings by Bebe Contrares, Spanish Colonial Furniture and perenial Day of the Dead. A new feature will be ceremonial dance masks
Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate their 20th Anniversary with The Good Folk Show Invitational featuring portraits of Creative Clay studio artists created by local and regional Florida artists. The work in this annual exhibit includes painting by Yoko Nogami and Katherine Michael, fiber art by Denise Baringer and sculpture by Kyu Yamamoto, among others. JazzPulse performs music live. https://www.facebook.com/events/1637869376455176/
Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Clyde Butcher: Preserving Florida's Legacy. Large-format, fine art black and white photography by 'Florida’s Photo-Laureate'. Experience Clyde’s lush images of the Florida Everglades and endless vistas of our Florida coastline up close. Celebrating American Craft Week with Cheers for Beer! and a fundraiser for CERF+. Handmade ceramic mugs and tumblers by professional local and national potters. Complimentary brew with every mug purchase! A raffle for the Craft Emergency Relief Fund with some beautiful, handcrafted items including a large, oval ceramic signature casserole by Jonathan Barnes.
SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Celebrating their 17th Birthday. Stop by and join in the celebration. Showcasing the finest in American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery
Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - Featured artist will be painter Janet Aponte, whose specialty is brightly colored minimalist paintings. Also beautiful carved and celedon pottery by Robin MacKay and a collection of local and regional artists. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery/146904772019134?pnref=story
Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – Featuring works juried into the International Society of Acrylic Painters October show. The award presentation will begin at 5pm. https://www.facebook.com/Arton1st/timeline
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Florida CraftArt celebrates American Craft Week with the exhibition continuing of Uncommon Couture – crossing the boundary lines between Art & Fashion. Also, a jewelry trunk show featuring Karen Steinke from St. Petersburg. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-CraftArt/352815711033?sk=timeline
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL– 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Triptych A contemporary content framed in an ancient context.Javier T Dones continues expanding on the copper wall art, this time taking it to a heavenly level. Almost literally. Javier merges his experience in religious art and the Dones & Lebowitz. Collection trademark fumed copper to create Triptych. The contemporary pieces created by the application of chemistry process on copper, framed in the classical sacred triad style Three panels, one amazing piece of art. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - 5-year anniversary celebration with a public juried Abstracts and Textures art exhibition. The show will feature an all-original collection of abstract themed art from local St. Petersburg artists. All works are sized 16” x 16”. The show’s theme is designed to introduce the public to original fine abstract art and to support local artists. The style and medium is up to the artists and will be varied and eclectic to satisfy all tastes in art. https://www.facebook.com/events/519029288265770/
The Local COOP - 645 Central Avenue - Halloween Mask Craft Event to benefit CERF+! Bring your kiddos and make a mask. Silly or scary, fun and funky. Suggested donation of $5 will directly benefit artists via the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+). https://www.facebook.com/TLCStPete?fref=ts
St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Let the Music Inspire You, A group exhibition in all media by Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance members and friends Live music. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts
Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N – Woven Watercolors, a collection of work by local artist Ari Azzopardi. Inspired by color and pattern, Ari cuts and then weaves strips of water color paintings to form a final composition. https://www.facebook.com/events/435213096674184/
Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – 1) The first leg of the National Tour of Art. Write.Now featuring a selection of works from the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – inspiring and innovative work by teens from all across the country. The Tour is celebrated for being the most fresh and relevant look at creative work by young artists today. 2) Leave a Message: In conjunction with the SHINE Mural Festival is a group-art exhibition showcasing urban contemporary art.curated by Tes One. Urban art has a long and rich history, with many artists who look past permission and conventional art techniques in order to make their talents known., presents a selection of those artists whose work blurs the line between the street and the gallery, and whose practice has evolved the genres of graffiti art, illustration and graphic design; making their message impossible to ignore. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – Where the Sea Meets the Sky:: Leslie Neumann & David Erdman. This highly anticipated exhibition opens at the new exhibition space, just three doors down from ARTicle’s flagship showroom Neumann's encaustic paintings are inspired by the raw, primitive energy of the wetlands, as well as the vast cosmic night sky of her home in Aripeka, Florida. Erdman's sculptures of luxurious wood, informed by studies in architecture and a successful career as a yacht designer, evoke the elegantly flowing lines of wind in sails. https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery/timeline
Art Central Studios - 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - View the latest works by visual artists Kevin Nodland ("Nodz") and Bill Drugan at Art Central Studios. Look for the huge mural recently painted on our building's east wall. . https://www.facebook.com/artcentralstudios?fref=ts
Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Day of the Dead Art Show featuring artists Careth Arnold, Meg Boone & Amy Pate. Inspired by Dia de los Muertos, the show will offer wearable art, hand made gift & accessories, wall art, sculpture and more! https://www.facebook.com/CreativeSoulStudio?fref=ts
Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
• Keep Saint Petersburg Local
• Grand Central District Association
• Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!