ST. PETERSBURG FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS!DUE TO THE UNCERTAIN PATH OF HURRICANE IRMA, THE TROLLEYS WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR ARTWALK THIS COMING SATURDAY EVENING. Many galleries and studios will also be closed so please check with your favorite gallery/studio for any further details and see below.
Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, a celebration of the arts will be happening throughout September. As part of the Festival of Arts, explore and enjoy St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts. Open the door of a gallery you’ve never visited before, or try our free trolleys and a whole new neighborhood.
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.
We are very grateful to these sponsors for their continued support of our creative businesses:
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. 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 new air conditioned yellow trolley for the evening.
Trolley #1 starts at 2955 Central Avenue at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue -Buy a mug or tumbler & fill it with a complimentary drink from the cafe. An award-winning gallery/cafe in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Representing over 300 local and national artisans - pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, art furniture. https://www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #2 – 26th Ave. South between 26th & 27th St.
Closed - Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Demos by Charlie Parker through out the evening. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/
Closed - Zen Glass Studio & Gallery – 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing demonstrations and the latest work from your friends at Zen Glass Studio https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio/
Trolley Stop #3 – 562 25th St. South
CLOSED FOR September - Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse
Trolley Stop #4 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Closed - Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Hot as Glass! A contemporary glass group exhibition featuring works by the Hottest artists working in glass today. Glass blowing demonstration begins around 6:15pm. Live jazz with the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project from 8pm.
Trolley Stop #5 – 400 23rd St. South
Closed - Brick Street Clay Studio - 400 23rd Street South. New work on display and demos throughout the night. https://www.facebook.com/brickstreetclay/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #6 – in the parking lot of 515 22nd St. South
Closed - Dazzio Art Society Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - TBD https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience/
Closed - Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A rotating gallery features artworks for sale of emerging and mid-career artists working in a wide variety of mediums. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/
Closed - 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
Closed - ArtsXchange St Pete - 515 22nd Street South - Closing reception of a WADA members only art exhibit as well as a sneak peek of the finished ArtsXchange Studios before the artists move in! Art show will feature the following local artists: Nick Reale, Austin Reale, Haleh Abdolhosseini Pinney, Leila Martini, Mj Dicus Boydstun, Susan Roland Antoinette, Zap Vega (aka Adam Grahm), Donald Silvestri, Tom Amidon, David Larson Evans. Experience “Where Art Is Made” from our local member artists.https://www.facebook.com/events/143716036210338
Trolley Stop #7 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Closed - Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - TBD https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/
Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - TBA https://www.facebook.com/gallerie909/
Trolley Stop #8 – 420 22nd St. South
Closed - Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Artist in Residence Welcome Show. A competitive Artist in Residence program with over 50 applicants a year. This show is designed to introduce this years' class of six artists in residence to the public. 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 #10 – 2006 2nd Ave. South
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Featuring 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. Plus the usual religious folk art. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #11 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Closed - Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Make a coffee mug or a beer stein. Member artists will be on hand to help you make and personalize your own vessel. Throwing demonstrations. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg/
Trolley Stop #12 – 1114 Central Avenue
Closed - Creative Clay – 1846 1st Avenue South - Creative Clay's Grand Opening of their new space. Ribbon Cutting, and a folk art workshop, "Telling Stories" with Don Stone, folk artist. Tour the new space, enjoy champagne and music by Chant the Trees. New exhibit, The Good Folk Show Invitational features the work of regional and local folk artists and celebrates the move to the Grand Central District. https://www.facebook.com/events/855390414626009
Trolley Stop #13 – 620 1st Ave. South
Closed - The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - LOVELIFE: Leslie Joy Original Views Around the World and at Home. An exhibition of photography that takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour to Cuba, California, Indonesia, Bali, Alaska, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Miami and locations here at home. An avid world traveler, Leslie understands that the meaning of life lies in the journey. With appreciation for the beauty that surrounds her, she seeks opportunities to make a difference and inspire others. Leslie Joy original photography focuses on details, destinations, art, nature, fashion and objects of desire.
Trolley Stop #14 –3rd St. S. between Central & 1st Ave. South
Closed - The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring new work from artist Jay Johansen. A figurative realism painter, Johansen approaches his work with an all-encompassing enthusiasm that envelopes his subjects, his medium and the artistic process itself. Part painter, part storyteller, Johansen plays with color, light, composition and technique until every element of his work becomes a participant in the tale he weaves about his subject. His models range from icons of the entertainment world, to world leaders, to street people, but he approaches each with a powerful almost tangible curiosity. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/
Ocean Blue Galleries - 284 Beach Dr NE - Experience a world of art. Top selling artists from around the country, and the world. Limited editions and original paintings, sculptures & glass masters https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Blue-Galleries-350976551912594/
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
Wyland Galleries Located at St. Petersburg -
400 Beach Dr NE, Suite 146 - TBA https://www.facebook.com/WylandSt.Pete/
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 - New paintings by Beth Murphy. These paintings are in memory of Bali and her attempt to capture a thread of it's soul and spirit on canvas. https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery-146904772019134/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #15 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central
Closed - Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – Opening Reception: Annual Members’ Show. Meet the artists, art lovers, and other members during this celebratory evening of contemporary craft at its finest. This juried exhibition of original artwork showcases the best of handcrafted work by our members. Discover artistic home accents and furniture, fine jewelry, wearable art, ceramics, gifts and more. The ultimate shopping experience with thousands of original works of art including fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, home décor, fashion and more.
Closed - The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Visit with the 18 artists in their working studios. Artists will be exhibiting their paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more.https://www.facebook.com/artlofts/
Mesu360 Project Gallery - 578 First Avenue North - Contemporary fine art merges with street culture. Paintings, illustrations, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, clothing/apparel, collectables, installations. Unique handmade fine jewelry and watches
In-house goldsmith/jeweler with over (30 years) experience. 10% off during September ArtWalk. 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
Closed - Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Forgotten Things by Natty Moss Bond. Most of Natty’s art is made from reclaimed items and humor. Saving the planet one recycle bin at a time. She of course has to buy glitter and glue. https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/
Closed - St Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Exhibition: Mind Over Metal. Crafted steel sculpture by Scott Rogers.
Live original music by singer-songwriter Amber Lynn Nicol
Salt-Light ART - 649 Central Ave - Lots of new jewelry and abstract paintings. Featuring a large selection of new abstracts and handmade jewelry. https://www.facebook.com/saltlightart/
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - A solo show featuring the art of local Tampa artist, Lynn Rattray. Paintings include the heartbeat of the farm lifestyle. Enjoy goat, pigs, cows and a collection of softly, beautiful birds. The animals seem to tell their stories to anyone who will listen. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #16 – 719 Central Ave.
Closed - Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave -
> Casey McDonough & Kenny Jensen: (in/af)finities. Two artists probing the analogous and infinitely related structures of our universe, from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic.
> Bryce Hammond: Structure. Hammond's work documents evidence of human interactions in man-made environments through observation of transient poverty culture.
> Josette Urso: More than Before. A Tampa native now living in NYC, Urso makes paintings, drawings and collages working directly in response to her immediate environment. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter/
Trolley Stop #17 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue. TEKTONIC: Sculptures by Nin McQuillen & paintings by Robert Ross
Robert Ross's paintings reveal the alluring geometry of alleyways, construction sites, rooftops and other overlooked places, while Nin McQuillen's intimately-scaled sculptures in aluminum, steel, bronze and brass are a synthesis of line, shape and surface that evoke the harmony of standing stones and totems. Shown together, these works share a passion for creating dynamic compositions from complex geometric relationships.
Trolley Stop #18 – 17 21st St. N.
Closed - Davidson Fine Art - 2036 Central Avenue - Lubricated Emotions: A film photography show exhibited by the artist collective, Soft Hoagie Rolls. Live music by Blestian. https://www.facebook.com/davidsonfineart
Trolley Stop #19 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Closed - Woodfield Fine Art - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - New art from established artists, with new watercolors from master watercolorist John Bayalis, new sculptures from Blake White, and new photography from David Shauer. Plus, see the work of more than 25 other local artists. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/
ART for ART - 2734 Central Avenue - Contemporary Realism 1970-1917 https://www.facebook.com/artforartcontemporary/
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!