Near CraftArt Store on Central Avenue
More than 120 artists from around the country will participate in this year’s CraftArt Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24. Over 10,000 residents, families, and tourists enjoy this street festival each year as artists display their works near Florida CraftArt’s store at 5th and Central Avenue. There’ll be food trucks, craft beers and wine and live music to keep visitors entertained.
This family friendly event will also have a children’s activity tent and an artists’ demonstration. More on Florida tent where you can view masterpieces come to life. The annual CraftArt Festival not only provides a venue for artists to sell their work, it also supports Florida CraftArt which is an integral part of the rich tapestry of the arts and culture scene in downtown St. Petersburg. Visit FloridaCraftArt.org for more information.
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Expect to be dazzled by the finest contemporary ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media handcrafted by over 250 Florida artists. It is Florida’s only state-wide nonprofit retail gallery exclusively dedicated to fine craft. It is free and open to the public seven days a week. See themed, curated shows in the Exhibition Gallery. Be sure to visit the second floor where you’ll discover 20 working artists studios.
The best time to catch the artists is on Second Saturday ArtWalk from 5 to 9 p.m. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, the free annual CraftArt Festival features over 100 artists from around the country. Enjoy a MURAL TOUR in Downtown St. Petersburg: “Hear the inside stories of the artists and the making of over 30 murals.” The four-block, 90-minute Walking Tour starts at Florida CraftArt Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Two-hour Bike Mural Tours are on first Saturdays. Book online at FloridaCraftArt.org. Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing.