'Tis the Season to be Jolly and Shop Local!
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. Join us as ArtWalk also celebrates the inaugural Come Out St. Pete event, encouraging a sense of community.
Now’s the time to enjoy a balmy evening and explore 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.
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”!
Trolley #1 starts at 2955 Central Avenue at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue -Handmade art and holiday treats for the holidays. An award-winning gallery/cafe in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Representing over 300 local and top national artisans - pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, art furniture, fiber, pop-up holiday cards, Dr. Seuss. https://www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #2 – 26th Ave. South between 26th & 27th St.
Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Closing Reception: Cheers! A group show of drinking vessels. From cups to mugs to tumblers, a variety of ways to cheer to the upcoming holiday season. With almost 20 artists, there's something for everyone. No matter if it's for your morning coffee or evening cocktail these cups can make any drink special. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/
Zen Glass Studio & Gallery – 600 27th Street South - 3rd Annual Pendant Palooza: A jewelry bazaar under the big top, and a military/first responder benefit. As always, Pendant Palooza showcases the glass art industry's cutting-edge artists from around the globe. Over 50 artists will be displaying wearable and highly collectible glass pendants in varying styles and sizes to ensure you’ll find something you fancy. The big top will be up and housing a mega jewelry bazaar where local artists will be selling their wearable art. Live glassblowing demonstrations will occur throughout the evening as well as a silent auction to benefit active military veterans and first responders with free glassblowing classes. https://www.facebook.com/events/1821894468102217/
Trolley Stop #3 – 562 25th St. South
Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Salvaging urban lumber from trees cut down in St. Pete neighborhoods rescuing this ‘green waste’ headed to landfills and recycling it into beautiful, usable wood for fine furniture, music instruments, wood turning, or countless other projects. New pieces on display. Proud to be raising money and awareness for the St. Petersburg Culinary Center. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse
Trolley Stop #4 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Team McClellan: works by the incredibly dedicated, talented group of artists who are the backbone of the Duncan McClellan Gallery and DMG School Project. Artists exhibiting include Danyell Bauer, Mariel Bass, Eric Claycomb, Josh Cocozza, Jacob Stout and Water “Scottie” Wald. All works were created specifically for this "not to be missed" show! Glass blowing demonstration begins around 6:15pm. Live jazz with the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project from 8pm. https://dmglass.com/join-us-opening-glass-show-hot-scene-part-2/
Trolley Stop #5 – 400 23rd St. South
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
COLORStPete - 2215 6th Avenue South - COLORStPete is the painting partnership of husband and wife team Andre Kupfermunz and Michelle Passoff. The company currently produces paintings on corrugate aluminum, Hardi Board and canvas for interior and exterior, residential and commercial, design.
Dazzio Art Society Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - "Progressive Abstraction" - https://www.facebook.com/events/1957798077808765/
Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring their newest resident artists, Dawn Lewis and Beth Kokol. Come meet the artists, see their artwork, and give them a warm welcome to our St. Pete arts community. A professional artist studio space and art gallery. 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
ArtsXchange St Pete - 515 22nd Street South - Warehouse Arts District Member Show. See the work over 25 Warehouse Arts District artist members in St. Pete’s newest gallery. Over 1600 square feet of paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/349835338753360/
Trolley Stop #7 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - Meet the Artist: Roy McClendon - One of the original Highwaymen. In the late 1950’s along the central East coast of Florida, a small group of African American artists started selling their paintings- traveling up and down highways selling their artwork. The group was eventually made up of 26 artists, creating an estimated 200,000 paintings. Many of the paintings were purchased by tourists on vacation. The artists captured Florida’s natural beauty, beauty currently compromised by development. The backwoods scenes, breaking waves, palm-lined beaches, and river scenes are just a small portion of The Highwaymen's work. The successful group produced paintings from more than 40 years. The popularity and demand for art by The Highwaymen are ongoing & the success the artists have achieved defines The American Dream.
Trolley Stop #8 – 420 22nd St. South
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Florida Heat Woodfire: Spectra. International juried show featuring wood fired works. 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 Nativities and Christmas Saints. 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, featuring new and discounted items. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #11 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Demo in hand building and a discussion about why clay is a therapy. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg/
Trolley Stop #12 – 1114 Central Avenue
Creative Clay – 1846 1st Avenue South - New exhibit, Freezing Hot: Winter in the Tropics. Peruse our Holiday Bazaar for artisan handmade gifts, and find treasures in our Creative Thrift store of repurposed art supplies. Enjoy tasting our Winter in the Tropics punch while listening to the music of singer songwriter Ellie McCoy. https://www.facebook.com/events/136026077058293/
Trolley Stop #13 – 620 1st Ave. South
The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond. A multi-media exhibition as shown through the eyes of Journeys in Journalism participants. The program immerses students from Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle, and Lakewood High Schools in multimedia journalism training and results in this wonderful annual student exhibition. https://www.facebook.com/Studio620/
Trolley Stop #14 –3rd St. S. between Central & 1st Ave. South
The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring artists Timothy Raines, Shane Bowden, Ari Azzopardi, and Jason Brueck. Contemporary fine art in a selection of styles, sizes and mediums. Subjects range from abstract expressionism, limited edition pop prints and sport lifestyle imagery. Artist Ari Robinson recently had her artwork debut on over one million wine bottles world wide as the label for the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau by Georges Dubouef and will be featuring her artwork and the wine bottle. 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 - TBA https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery-146904772019134/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #15 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central
Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – The Holiday Boutique has handmade gifts and decorations that makes the season magical. Discover the ultimate shopping experience with thousands of original works of fine craft art by Florida artists, including ceramics, fashion accessories, glass, home décor, jewelry and more. 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) - Artful Tidings. Time to wrap up your gift list with an unique gift of art. This exhibit provides lots of ideas including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, stained glass, and photography by Artlofts artists. Enjoy the show then visit with the 18 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 – The place for all your handcrafted holiday gift giving needs. Find something for everyone on your list, and be sure to check out the great selection of locally crafted holiday greeting cards. Andrea Pawlisz, a favorite maker-elf, will be in the store hand lettering beautiful, vintage-style glass ornaments & rustic wood panels to order. Get a personalized gift made while you shop! https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/
St Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Exhibition: Expression through Color and Texture. Paintings and mixed media by Ben Cardoso. Live original music by local favorites Rebekah Pulley and Ronnie Elliott. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteArtworksGallery/?fref=ts
Salt-Light ART - 649 Central Ave - Tons of new handmade jewelry and mixed media art. https://www.facebook.com/saltlightart/
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Make Graphi-ko one of your stops for Christmas shopping. A large selection of unique jewelry for men and women, much of it designed and created on site. See the new selection of semi-precious stones from around the world, and hand crafted home decor. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #16 – 719 Central Ave.
Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave -
> Merry + Bright: 2017 Holiday Show and Sale. Annual member show with a buy-local retail focus for the holidays. Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking-stuffers.
> One Day Tampa Bay: A 24-hour community photography project to document the lives and light of St Pete, Tampa, Clearwater and all the towns in between. This is an annual event to create a dynamic and reflective documentation of our cities and its neighborhoods.
> Did You Ever See….? Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership. Students from Pinellas County schools created this series of exhibitions. Limited only by their imaginations, these children’s creations are sometimes hilarious, often heartfelt, and always extraordinary.
Trolley Stop #17 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue. Into The Fold: A Survey of the Contemporary Field of Book Art. Surveys the contemporary field of book art, with a focus on collaborative editions produced in the state of Florida. From historic woodcuts and previously unpublished manuscripts to laser cut bindings and experimental structures, the work in this exhibition expands our understanding of the book as an art form and celebrates the artists working in our region. Programs featured in this exhibition include the Coffey Residency for Book Arts (University of Florida), Graphicstudio (University of South Florida), the Letterpress and Book Arts Center (Ringling College of Art and Design), Small Craft Advisory Press (FSU), and the Tampa Book Art Studio (University of Tampa). https://www.facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery/
Trolley Stop #18 – 17 21st St. N.
Davidson Fine Art - 2036 Central Avenue - Featuring framed concert posters from the 60's and 70's. https://www.facebook.com/davidsonfineart
Trolley Stop #19 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Woodfield Fine Art - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Neighbors Woodfield Fine Art Gallery and Bee Design Studios will be hosting an emerging artists exhibit for the Historic Kenwood Artists Enclave. Art in every medium will be available for sale during this one-day exhibit. Come see paintings, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, photography, graphic arts, jewelry, fiber crafts, and much more. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/
ART for ART - 2734 Central Avenue - Featuring the paintings of Edward LaSchall. https://www.facebook.com/artforartcontemporary/
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!