Art Ties Us –

Art Ties Us – The Contest begins on Monday, 5/13. Head to to learn more and register!

Six years ago, The Birchwood initiated a renovation of their property that sparked growth throughout our great City of St. Petersburg. Local artists fueled that growth by sharing their talents on buildings and in galleries. The Arts in St. Petersburg are thriving and because of YOU, this revitalization has had a significant economic impact in our community! Art Ties Us will promote you and your work and in turn, the community will vote on the art submitted.

The winners of this contest will not only be celebrated at the Art Ties Us Gala, their art will be featured at The Birchwood and a depiction of their art will be worn as neckties by The Birchwood staff.

Online Popular Vote Contest: $500 cash award for 1st place

Judges Panel Awards: $1,500 cash award for 1st place $1,000 cash award for 2nd place $750 cash award for 3rd place

Art Ties Us Committee Award: $500 cash award for 1st place

All other proceeds from the auction and the Gala will benefit the Bill Edwards Foundation for The Arts whose initiatives are to encourage and support the arts and artists in St. Petersburg. Learn more and enter the contest at