St. Petersburg's Second Saturday "Holiday Shopping" ArtWalk presents over 35 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.
Download your map and start planning your evening!
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 one traditional red trolley and one white coach bus as your transportation for the evening.
Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Shop early to get the best selection for the holidays. Complimentary champagne punch with any gallery purchase. Also, handmade Face Jugs from southern face jug artists. The gallery features handmade clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture,… all housed in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Watch artists at work in the carriage house pottery studio. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997
Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Swatched: Woven in Clay. A solo exhibition by ceramic artist Gracie Herbert. The show features Herbert's newest work which includes bright colors and bold line work. The artist draws inspiration for her surfaces from textile designs. Each piece serves as a unique sample that unites to create a cohesive collection through color and design. https://www.facebook.com/events/1100269803331471/
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 – The Space Between, featuring glass sculpture by Pennsylvania artist and Rhode Island School of Design alumni Michael Schunke. Schunke will give a free glass blowing demonstration beginning at 6pm. A former professor at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, he continues to teach glassmaking around the world. Schunke has recently been recognized as a resident artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, and the Toledo Museum of Glass in Toledo, OH. His work, both functional and sculptural, is housed in museum collections world-wide. http://ow.ly/TXGUm
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Large bowl throwing and handbuilding demo, as well as exhibition of sculpture work by Kyu Yamamotto and his students. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg
Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - Work from various artists. 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 - Featuring works by resident Soft Water Studio artists. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/
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
Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - Opening reception: Change Gonna Come. Featuring artist, Zulu. Artist talk @ 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1007979589247510/
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 - Peter Pincus show in the gallery. Gallery talk with Peter at 6pm. Exposure Show in the event room. https://www.facebook.com/events/1862946837264333/
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
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 - Prelude and Fugue: A solo exhibition by Gabriela Valencia, using oils, pastels and acrylics. Valencia, a native of Ecuador, resides in the Tampa Bay area. She began to paint and draw from childhood. Her artwork reflects images of nature, emotions, and daily life experiences; symbolizing the beauty of earth, the life of the sea, the nature of human being, and the love for life. She reflects the sensibility, the strength, and the spirit of women. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South -
Exhibiting outrageous Mayan folk art and the paintings of Beba Contreras. Buy your Christmas nativities and gifts at wholesale prices. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate Creative Clay's 20th Anniversary with good art and good folk. The Good Folk Show Invitational features portraits of Creative Clay studio artists created by local and regional Florida artists. The work in this annual exhibit includes painting by Steven Kenny, and Florida folk artist Sandy Hall, and drawings by Calan Ree, among others. https://www.facebook.com/events/457136847806892/
Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Holiday show featuring all things beach and sun.
The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring the work of local artist Jason Skeldon. His original mixed media work is heavily influenced by street art and pop culture. The work will leave you with a taste of walking through a city full of vibrant and colorful graffiti. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/?fref=ts
SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - 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 great assortment of small clay items for the season of giving by gallery artists. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery/146904772019134?pnref=story
Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – Chairs, chairs, chairs. Enjoy a glass of sangria while you admire a collection of paintings of unique chairs, chairs that were collected over the years in Europe by Joyce VanHorn. Also see artworks of artists represented by the gallery. https://www.facebook.com/events/1629134204006006/
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Transformed into a holiday shopping experience with ornaments and gifts all hand crafted by Florida artists https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-CraftArt/352815711033?sk=timeline
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL– 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - TBD. 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 - Featuring work from dozens of local artists and hand crafters. A constantly changing inventory of locally handcrafted gifts, home decor, and kids items in The Mini Coop. https://www.facebook.com/TLCStPete?fref=ts
St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Featured exhibition Along the Way: A collection of paintings by Elizabeth Barenis. Live music by local favorite Rebekah Pulley. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts
NEW LOCATION! Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – new, bigger location on Central Avenue. Expanded selection of locally made art & goods. https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/timeline
Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – Opening reception for There's No Time Like the Presents: 2015 Holiday Show and Sale. Kim Turner-Smith: Labyrinth of Daydreams exhibition. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – Pop-Up Show: Jewelry artist Cindi Samaha selects only the finest quality semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and corals to create her works of art.
Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue: Continuing the exhibition Where the Sea Meets the Sky: Leslie Neumann & David Erdman. Neumann's encaustic paintings are inspired by the wetlands and the vast cosmic night sky of her home in Aripeka, Florida. Erdman's sculptures of luxurious wood evoke the elegantly flowing lines of wind in sails. https://www.facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery/?fref=ts
NEW LOCATION - Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Artwork by Jim Woodfield, Sean Alton, Nancy Smrekar, Dale TerBush, James Coleman, and more.https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/?fref=ts
Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Holiday gift show with multiple artists. Jewelry, art, photography, and more! All art under $150. 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!