The holidays are fast approaching! Shop our local galleries and studios for that unique item that will delight everyone on your gift giving list this year.
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.
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 coach bus for the evening.
Trolley #1 starts at 2955 Central Avenue at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Give a special, unique, handmade gift. Featuring over 300 artists - pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, art furniture,... Decorated for the holidays with artisan treats in the cafe. https://www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #2 – Station Numberthree - 2701 5th Ave. South
Thee Photo Ninja - Catch a live fashion model photo shoot. Commercial, headshot, sports & fitness photography. Featuring personal, creative photography projects from collaborations & travels. https://www.facebook.com/theephotoninjaphotography/
Civil Savage Design - Their newest work in concrete & wood.
Trolley Stop #3 – 26th Ave. South between 26th & 27th St.
Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Demos by Charlie Parker through out the evening. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/
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/timeline
Trolley Stop #4 – 562 25th St. South
Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Rescuing local St. Pete trees headed for a chipper or landfill. Hear the process of creating 'urban lumber' and see their sawmill and the latest wood slabs fresh off the mill made into new furniture designs. A variety of gift items by Cody Stewart, sure to appeal to like cheese trays and cutting boards, cell phone stands, jewelry and more. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse
Consilience - 2501 Emerson Avenue South (727) 280-3638 - Guest artist / silversmith, Carol Generosa.
Trolley Stop #5 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Team McClellan: This special exhibit showcases the works of the glass blowers and staff of the Duncan McClellan Gallery and St Pete Hot Glass Workshop, giving special recognition to them as artists. This “all local” talent exhibit features glass art by Danyell Bauer, Eric Claycomb, Danielle Colón, Josh Cocozza, Jacob Stout, Mariel Bass and Scott Wald. Also featured will be a new line of jewelry by Rupama Schwartz of Gulfport. http://ow.ly/4Shg306J4uT
Trolley Stop #6 – 400 23rd St. South
Brick Street Clay Studio - 400 23rd Street South. New work on display. https://www.facebook.com/brickstreetclay/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #7 – in the parking lot of 515 22nd St. South
Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - Holiday With Art Party. Painting demonstrations. Small paintings for sale - $50 and less - great to give as gifts, or to keep for yourself. 100% goes to their scholarship fund. https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience/?fref=ts
Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A 1500 sq ft. rotating warehouse gallery featuring sculpture, pottery, and paintings. This month will be featuring guest artist, Carol Carter. A St Louis based watercolorist with a unique style that is recognized worldwide. Always inspired by her surroundings, she has done a series of recently completed paintings that reflect her visit to the St. Petersburg area. 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
Trolley Stop #8 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - Paintings that Heal in the Sacred Phi: Featuring the artwork of Paul Houzell. Paul's work is strongly inspired by the human figure. "They are so real you can almost place yourself in them and become a part of the scenes". He is an artist, teacher and lecturer seriously concerned with humanitarianism, spiritualism and education. He seeks to communicate the importance of a cultural identity, especially with young African Americans and Latinos, to show the valuable role art should play in orchestrating world change by improving communication between them and all people worldwide https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/?fref=ts
Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - TBA https://www.facebook.com/gallerie909/
Uniquely Original Art - 915 24th Street South - TBA
Trolley Stop #9 – 420 22nd St. South
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Out of the Ashes, an exhibition of wood fired ceramics juried by Matt Schiemann. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay/timeline
Trolley Starts in the Parking lot of 3 Daughters Brewing at 5pm - Free parking lot for trolley riders
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/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #11 – 2006 2nd Ave. South
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Featuring the Mayan Dance of the Deer and some prehistoric American Indian pottery. Handmade Mayan folk art, both new and antique. Also a large selection of santos, nativities, day of the dead, dance masks, colorful wooden animals, and outrageous Mayan art. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #12 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Annual Holiday sale of unique pottery. Raku firing live with demonstrations as well as live Christmas music. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg/
Trolley Stop #13 – 1114 Central Avenue
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - A Folk Art Holiday, featuring festivities, seasonal punch & bites, and live music by the duo, Chant the Trees. Holiday cards, handmade ornaments, folk art treasures and artisan wares, available for your gift giving pleasures. Also on exhibit, Artlink Japan, featuring collaborative artwork by the artists of Creative Clay and Takamatsu. https://www.facebook.com/events/1858019517813499/
Trolley Stop #14 – 620 1st Ave. South
The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - The YES Exhibition Over the past 12 years, The Studio@620 has prided itself on being a YES in the community, providing a venue for creative and cultural endeavors of all types. As a continuation of exploring the meaning and impact of YES, Chad Mize and Kenny Jensen have co-curated a group exhibition centered on this concept. See how over 80 artists interpret YES! https://www.facebook.com/events/1162282440493413/
Trolley Stop #15 –3rd St. S. between Central & 1st Ave. South
The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Focusing on all artists, national, international and local. Featuring beautiful candles from Seventh Avenue Apothecary which are made from 100% soy wax, and the finest fragrance oils. Different scents available for purchase, many Christmas flavors perfect for the ideal gift idea! https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/?fref=ts
Ocean Blue Galleries - 284 Beach Dr NE - TBA
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
D-gallerie - 203 1st Street North - Showcasing top quality emerging and mid-career artists from Latin America and Florida. An unusually unpretentious place where art lovers can participate in the appreciation and collection of original art. https://www.facebook.com/dgallerieusa/
Lynn Merhige Gallery - 216 Fourth Street N - Gallery artists, Janet Aponte, Jay Herres and Robin MacKay. Painting, clay, sculpture, and mixed media. https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery-146904772019134/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #16 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central
Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – The ultimate shopping experience with thousands of original works of art including fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, home décor, fashion and more. Their Holiday Boutique has handmade gifts and decorations that makes the season magical. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization that represents fine craft artists from all over the state. https://www.facebook.com/Florida-CraftArt-352815711033/
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - T’is The Season To Buy Arty. The holidays are here. Enjoy a new exhibit by Artlofts artists. Select from paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography and stained glass. You can visit and purchase art directly from the artists in their working studios.. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts/
Mesu360 Project Gallery - 578 First Avenue North - TBA - https://www.facebook.com/Mesu360Llc/?fref=ts
Fourward Glass Gallery - 611 Central Avenue - family owned and operated business that honors glass blowing artists that create water pipes, pendants and decorative bowls and plates. https://www.facebook.com/fourwardglassgallery/?fref=ts
Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – One of St. Pete's favorite places to shop for locally handmade gifts. In addition to jewelry, art, and textiles, the shop will be stocked with holiday cards, decor and Christmas tree ornaments. Complimentary gift wrapping is always offered. https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/
St Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Exhibition: Reflections and Shadows. A group exhibition by members of the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance. Live original music by local favorite Rebekah Pulley https://www.facebook.com/StPeteArtworksGallery/?fref=ts
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Christmas shopping for unique gifts, featuring a large variety of one of a kind jewelry made on site. Affordable custom made jewelry as well as striking pieces from around the world. Also featuring local made pottery, as well as hand painted Talavera Mexican pottery. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #17 – 719 Central Ave.
Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave - There's No Time Like the Presents: 2016 Holiday Show & Sale displayed along with Storytelling in Metal. A special sale where members receive an extra 10% off, and non-members receive 10% off.
Trolley Stop #18 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue. In Intimate Concert: Carol Mickett & Robert Stackhouse. The internationally known collaborative artists' new installation combines iconic imagery of water and the moon. As an installation, the work reminds us that our world, as do we, moves in intimate concert, and the artists create an opportunity to sit in an environment ready for quiet reflection. https://www.facebook.com/events/347488662285373/
Trolley Stop #19 – 17 21st St. N.
Davidson Fine Art - 2036 Central Avenue - The Art of Rock and Jazz: a showcase of unique custom framed vintage psychedelic concert posters from San Francisco during the 1960’s and early 70’s (including artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Grateful Dead, and much more). Also featuring the newest photography portfolio of famous jazz artists by Herb Snitzer.
Trolley Stop #20 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Works by Jim Woodfield and other local artists. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/
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!