The Duncan McClellan Gallery and DMG School Project headquarters in the Warehouse Arts District will soon launch the first-ever Art Zipline®. The zoning department for the City of St. Petersburg has approved the DMG’s plan for the ArtZipline® as yet another unique way to tour St. Petersburg’s popular art center!
The zipline will start at the largest glass studio in Florida–Duncan McClellan Gallery and DMG School Project headquarters in the Warehouse Arts District. Duncan McClellan thought of this wacky idea to help promote art in the city of St Petersburg and more specifically in the increasingly popular Warehouse District. He envisions the ArtZipline®to start at his gallery and learning center, then connecting with the Art Xchange via the Pinellas Trail.
When the ArtZipline® is in operation, students will arrive at the Duncan McClellan Gallery at 9 a.m. for a complete gallery tour followed by an actual glass crafting demonstration as well as a “hands-on” etching class.
As they tour the Gallery, the enthralled students will learn about Raven Skyriver, who is one of the gallery’s featured glass sculpture artists, and have an opportunity to view Tim Tate’s work combined with his incredible multimedia videos; and even be able to study the wonderful Murrini work of David Patchen Handblown Glass.
From the Gallery, the program participants will zipline down the Pinellas Trail, whizzing by great sculptures on either side as they travel to the Arts Xchange Café or CA Cafe for lunch. After they have had their opportunity to enjoy lunch in the perfect art setting, they will spend the afternoon with classes in welding, painting, or clay at either the Arts Xchange or the Morean Center for Clay.
Parents will be given a map to visit nearby galleries, featuring the Soft Water Studios, Dazzio Art, Craftsman House Galleries, ARTicles, such as the local breweries at Cage Brewing, 3 Daughters Breweries, Green Bench Brewing Co., or the unique Cycle Brewing where visitors exercise while enjoying an ice cold local craft brew.
An Uber station will be set-up to ferry the happy students and parents back home to contemplate their art and action-packed day! More details on the unique experience will be advertised with promotional materials.
The Warehouse Art District is one of five distinct art centers in the city of St. Petersburg. It brings together a widely diverse group of artists, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and other creative minds to develop, promote and enhance critical components of this special part of St. Petersburg, “Where Art is Made.” The District is bounded by 1st Ave. N. and 10th Ave. S. between 16th St. and 31st St. More than 200 artists and studios currently have found a home in the Warehouse Arts District.
For more details about this exciting new zipline contact: Duncan McClellan Gallery at 855-436-4527 check our website at www.aprilfools.com.
About The Duncan McClellan Gallery and the DMG Project
The Duncan McClellan Gallery, located in St. Petersburg Florida, features rotating exhibitions showcasing nationally and internationally recognized glass artists. With 3,000 square feet of gallery spaces and 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyards and lushly planted sculpture gardens, the grounds are a sought-after event and meeting place for glass artists, visiting dignitaries and the community.
The DMG Project provides educational opportunities to both artist and students while contributing to the development of glass art as a creative medium in St Petersburg and the international glass art scene. Since its Grand Opening in January of 2013, the DMG School Project has demonstrated Glassblowing to over 10,000 delighted viewers. In addition, the DMG School Project has initiated ongoing college level classes for Eckerd College students, as well as a series of classes for the public.
In partnership with St. Petersburg’s Museum of Fine Arts, the DMG School Project has developed the popular Gallery Lecture Series, providing the community with an opportunity to more intimately understand the creative process employed by featured artists. These range from relaxed gallery “talks” to more formal lectures.
Duncan McClellan Gallery is located at 2342 Emerson Ave S., St Petersburg, FL 33712. For more information contact: www.DMGlass.com, www.ArtZipline.com or call the gallery at 855-436-4527
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