July is hot but so is the artwork available in St Petersburg! For this Second Saturday, the Central Arts District, EDGE Business District District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, Uptown Arts District and downtown Waterfront District will come together as ONE ARTS DESTINATION with many venues highlighting focused Artwork. ArtWalk takes place every Second Saturday of the month! July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, etc.
Studios and galleries stay open late and welcome visitors from 5-9 pm. And while the trolleys are still not running due to a labor shortage, these venues are happily waiting for your exploration, conversation, purchases and inspiration! Make an evening of it and stop for dinner, drinks or dessert at a local restaurant.
This is simply one of the best events in St. Pete Second Saturday ArtWalk is happening just to purchase that something special for your home or office! And what better way to support your community then to purchase unique art from your local art galleries and studios! The Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, Uptown Arts District, and downtown Waterfront Arts District invite you to visit their studios and galleries on Saturday, July 9th from 5-9 p.m. Please check the map and list of particopating galleries and art studios for this month’s events as the schedule has been changing regularly. Below is just a taste of the art avaialble.
Many of their ArtWalk studios/galleries celebrate the opening of brand-new exhibitions during ArtWalk. Discover wonderful surprises, visit your favorite artist, or find a new one. All are waiting for your exploration, conversation, purchases and inspiration. Make an evening of it and stop for dinner, drinks, or dessert at a downtown restaurant. (Duncan McClellan Gallery left). The Duncan McCVlellan Gallery will be open for glass blowing from 1-2 p.m. and the gallery will be open to five-so he would be a good place to start at before the Artwalk begins.
Second Saturday ArtWalk June 9, 2022, from 5-9 p.m.! Second Saturday ArtWalk is happening just in time for the holidays! And what better way to support your community then to purchase unique art from your local art galleries and studios!
Shop Local at over forty-five art studios and galleries and some two hundred plus artists of all disciplines make it impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Choose one district to park and walk or hop around to different venues. The choice is yours! You can also visit the Waterfront District galleries by using the FREE Downtown Looper, which will run every 15 minutes.
Art Fusion Galleries – 106 Central Ave. North, St. Pete, FL. See an eclectic variety of contemporary artwork by emerging and midcareer artists from around the world. From sculptures, paintings, photography, and more, there is something special for all our new and existing customers! (LEFT)
The Bula Barua Gallery – 212 Second St. N. St. Pete, FL 33701 (727) 900-1063. Enjoy a VIP tour of The Bula Barua Gallery and meet the artist behind blown glass on canvas! Refreshments and live music included! Bula will be present to discuss her blown glass on canvas works and take photos.
Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 4th St. North, St. Pete, FL 33701. Featuring small pottery jewels by Jenny Lou Sherburne (RIGHT) and Pattie Chalmers and continued mixed media by Hannah Price.
Shapiro’s Gallery– 300 Beach Drive NE, St. Pete, FL 33701 (727) 894-2111. Highlighting the finest in Jewelry, Glass, Pottery, Yard Art and more. Stop by and support this multi-generational family business.
ArtLofts – 10 5th St N, St. Pete Second Floor 727-449-5146. New exhibit opens – “Deck the Walls” By ArtLofts Artists. Choose jewelry, photography, stained glass, sculpture, or fiber artwork. ArtLofts artists have unique and personal items for the hard to buy for people on your lists. Come on up and visit with the Art lofts artists in their working studios. (RIGHT)
Brandy Stark – 10 5th St N, St. Pete Second Floor Studio 208, (727) 821-5759 Offering wire sculptures, photography, and books on local hauntings for stocking stuffers! Stop by and ask her about her role in the upcoming First Night event making wire Wishing Stars for 2022! (LEFT) another great way to shop local for art.
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Ave. St. Pete FL (727) 821-7391. Enjoy an artful shopping experience with fine jewelry, clay, glass, ornaments and more – handcrafted by Florida’s most talented artists. Thousands of artful handcrafted items are displayed in the Holiday Boutique. Find holiday décor and perfect gifts for everyone! More than 200 of FL’s finest craft artists are showcased in their main gallery. It’s a great destination for gifts, home décor or just artful browsing!
Graphi-ko Gallery– 669 Central Ave. St. Pete FL (727) 667-8126. A great place for Holiday shopping! Find handmade jewelry, gemstones, and crystals from around the world, one of a kind local made pottery along with hand painted Mexican Talavera pottery. Established in 2010, this gallery has one of the area’s largest collections of gems, minerals, and crystals. One of a kind jewelry is made in house along with men’s and women’s jewelry.
Morean Arts Center & Glass Studio– 719 Central Ave. St. Pete FL (727) 822-7872. Three exhibits continue! THIS IS HOW I GOT SO FAT by classical oil painter, Nancy Cohen, twenty paintings of delectable desserts! Sweet Seasons: 2021 Holiday Show + Sale – The Morean’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale is filled with artful, unique, and one-of-a-kind pieces that make impressive gifts, while supporting local artists! What could be sweeter? Operation Art of Valor: Photography Exhibition – Works by Veterans of the US Military as part of the Morean Arts Center’s outreach program.
Rock Shop Fine Gems & Jewelry – 529 Central Ave. St. Pete FL. A full-service jewelry store specializing in custom designs. Visit online at http://www.rockshopjewelry.com to see featured diamond & colored gemstone jewelry crafted in their studio.
CLOSED FOR ARTWALK BUT OPEN DURING THE DAY – The [email protected] – 620 1st Ave. S., St. Pete, FL. HOLIZAAR, a handmade holiday bazaar, in its 13th season! Shop some of the most unique handmade art and gift items from our amazing selection of vendors from 12-p.m.! (Mural right)
Atelier – 2380 6th Ave. S. St. Pete, FL 33712 Enjoy “Holiday at Atelier” curated and presented by Libertine Contemporary Fine Art Gallery. Featuring works by Shane Bowden, Timothy Raines & Zeus (LEFT). They are also participating in the Winter Market featuring vendors & makers indoors and outdoors of the space. They will be offering holiday inspired drinks. Come sip on something cheery to put you in the holiday shopping mood and support all things local!
– Carter Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Ave. S. St. Pete, FL 33712 (727) 323-1104 – Although the museum is closed, you can still see their extraordinary Black Lives Matter Street Mural located directly in front of the museum. Feel free to stop by, take photos and share the experience. Open to the public daily sunup to sundown. Plus, images of their extraordinary Black Lives Matter St. Mural are now available online in either a poster or t-shirts like the ones shown here. https://woodsonmuseum.org/shop/
Charlie Parker Pottery– 2724 6th Ave. S., St. Pete, FL 33712. Their one of a kind $5 bowls are buy 2 get 1 free PLUS receive 20% off all Charlie Parker pottery. Cash Only. Stop by to check out this full-service ceramic studio with both memberships and classes available.
Clay Center of St. Pete – 2010 1st Ave. S., St. Pete, FL 33712. See the work of fifty artists! 24. Art at 400 – 400 23rd St S, St. Pete, FL 33712. Visit their community of vibrant local artists for a night of creative experiences and beautiful original artwork! They have a full studio of twenty-four artists of varying mediums and styles! From folk music to painting, photography, and textiles, you can let your artistic taste buds sing. They are closed to the public except for special gallery openings so this is one of the few times of the month to experience their gallery and studios!
Dominice Gilbert Sculpture Studio – 2341 1st Ave. S. St. Pete FL 33712 – 708-990-2544 See her latest sculptures and current works in progress created from Bronze, Cor-ten, and various other metals. Sculptures range from large outdoor pieces in the sculpture garden to tabletop and wall sculptures in the studio. Hand cast ornaments will also be available for the holiday season. (LEFT)
CLOSED FOR ARTWALK – Duncan McClellan Glass – 2342 Emerson Ave. So. St. Pete, FL. 33712- 855-436-4527 See works by over one hundred internationally known artists working inn glass! Enjoy their open-air gallery and sculpture gardens. You may event catch one of their local artists working in the hot shop! (The Hot Shop at DMG right)
The Factory– 2622 Fairfield Ave. S., St. Pete, FL 33712 – Stop by for the Winter Market St. Pete from 3-9 p.m. This unique bike and pedestrian friendly Market Experience will be taking place along the Pinellas Trail in the Warehouse Arts District and starts at The Factory St. Pete. Enjoy the Trail in an exciting, new way as you support 150+ artists & makers + galleries with your holiday shopping! Enjoy live performances including an incredible performance by @sun_de_, art, vendors with handmade goods, clothes, jewelry, plants, and so much more. Luminaries will be on the trail at sunset, Santa, and helpers story time, Keep St. Pete Lit with poetry at 7 p.m. too!
Geoffrey Baris Photography and the Five Deuces Galleria – 2101 3rd Ave. S., St. Pete, FL 33712 (206) 465-2777. Enjoy the opening their Holiday Art Show with nineteen guest artists and seven resident artists. On 12/11 & 12/12 besides being open for Artwalk the Gallery will be open 12-5 p.m. both days for the 3 Daughters Brewery (right) Craft Show with sixty local vendors. Their artists will have two tents directly in front of the galleria with small art for the perfect holiday gifts. Geoffrey Baris will have his studio/gallery open for Artwalk with lots of small acrylic and canvas prints for the perfect gift of art.
Julie Haura Studio – 2101 3rd Ave S., Studio #5 in the grey/white building of Five Deuces Galleria. 813-489-9741. BIG HOLIDAY SALE THIS MONTH ONLY on all prints, plexiglass, metal reproductions, and select original works. Stop by to meet the artist and see inside the studio. Presenting new work that will connect with your emotions. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, driftwood, and stellar reproductions on plexiglass and metal.
Anna Broshears Fine Art– 2135 3rd Ave. So., Studio #2, St. Pete, FL 33712 in the Five Deuces Galleria. Featured Artist is Megan Kessler who is a mosaic artist from Chicago specializing in broken glass and broken mirrors. “ShatteredWorks” is about hyper-breakage and celebrating the beauty in the broken. Come meet her and enjoy Anna Broshear’s large paintings and seascapes. Anna specializes in large scale Abstracts, Seascapes, and Pop Art. She is in front orange building across from 3 Daughters Brewery at Five Deuces Galleria.
CLOSED FOR DECEMBER ARTWALK – EXHIBITING AT THE FIVE DEUCES GALLERIA – Nancy Smrekar Fine Art – 2135 3rd Ave. So., studio #5, St. Pete, FL 33712 in the Five Deuces Galleria. Nancy’s art features mostly Abstract Expressionism, some Color Field and Impressionism works of art. She operates the longest continuing art studio in the Five Deuces Galleria (7 years!). Look for the green garden studio building and find the perfect art for your walls. Special pricing will be in effect.
ArtsXchange Gallery and Studios– 515 22nd St. S., St. Pete, FL 33712 (727) 256-0821. See more than thirty artist studios, two galleries with thoughtful and compelling artwork, Seven C Music where you can hear some great music. WADA member also pitch tents along the Plaza to sell their work. 30. MGA Sculpture Studio – 515 22nd St. S., St. Pete, FL 33712 (727) 327-3473. MGA specializes in large scale public artwork. Stop by for a tour of the studio and a Behind-the-Scenes view of upcoming projects. See MGA’s most recent project ‘Rise’ at the front of the ArtsXchange Campus during December’s ArtWalk. ‘Rise’ is a collaboration with the neighboring American Freedom Distillery and is dedicated to the first responders of 9/11. This monument is comprised of a 25-foot-tall copper phoenix wing, serving as backdrop to a piece of steel from the Twin Towers.
Nancy Cohen – ArtsXchange Studios – 515 22nd Street S. St. Pete, FL 33712. Classical Oil Painter. Nancy Cohen is an artist determinedly out of sync with the times. While the rest of the world is plastered to their screens, her oil paintings of landscapes and still-lifes evoke the quiet richness of past centuries.
Soft Water Studios– 515 22nd St. S. St. Pete, FL 33712 (727) 480-8754. Visit this working studio space and rotating gallery featuring artworks for sale by professional artists using a wide variety of mediums. Open to the public providing a safe socially distanced opportunity to see in person a very unique viewing experience. Resident artists include Mark Aeling, Janie Haskins, Carrie Jadus, Jim Kammerud, Luby, and Robert Sutherland. Masks required in the gallery – cash bar available.
MinsterPiece Studio – 615 27th St S. St. Pete, FL 33712 – 727-655-8234. Specializes in acrylic and pastel on canvas.
Mirella Cimato Art Gallery – 2145 1st Ave. S., St. Pete, FL. Featured exhibit continues – Nature Photography by Van and Jane Sayler (LEFT). Enjoy photos of remote areas in the western areas of the country where the night sky is still visible, flowers, birds, bears and other wildlife. At 6 pm there will be a concert with pianist and singers up until 6:30 pm when the artists will talk about their art.
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd St. S. St. Pete, FL 33712 (727) 896-2529 – Works by Mark Arnold – A studio potter working and living in Elizabeth City, NC, Arnold was recently one of Ceramics Monthly’s 2018 Emerging Artists. “I am currently exploring repetition and patterns from my past bike riding experience and how this relationship can help determine subtle variations of form and surface. The jumps I built in the woods were like the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The softness of nature interacting with the strong geometric forms is relevant in each piece. This show explores these ideas on functional utilitarian pottery.” Guests will enjoy an evening stroll through a historic 1926 Seaboard Freight Depot along the Pinellas Trail. Between the exposed bricks and steel beams, the building transports you to the heart of old St. Pete commerce. Enjoy the art of over fifty working artists including functional, sculptural, and funky pieces for sale.
Shelby Dillon Studio – 593 22nd St. S. St. Pete, FL 33712 (919) 886-7046 See the work of Shelby Dillon. Inspired by her travels, Shelby’s tropical scenes and peaceful landscapes evoke feelings of leisure and serenity. Her newest collection of mini paintings makes perfect gifts for the holidays!
Studio 521 @ 4 Gats – 521 27th St. S. St. Pete, FL 33712 (207) 794-4690. Featuring Linda Feinstein, an intuitive acrylic painter who uses bold color to hold the viewer’s attention as they explore the depths of her work. Randy Colbath Sculpture will also be on display in the Gallery and outside in the Sculpture Garden.
Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th St S, St. Pete, FL 33712 (727) 323-3141. Pendant Palooza!! Featuring an Artists bazaar of local glass artists, a holiday party, and live pendant workshops (tickets available https://bit.ly/3wEpwy6 ) and more!! Free and open to all ages 5-10 p.m. Remembering the great times in years past Paloozas. Get in on the fun at this year’s festival of wearable art. Grab a “ZenDeal” on many of their workshops and classes, for those special people in your world, with a voucher that never expires! Bring a dish or snack and share in the celebration of their annual Holiday Party potluck! Plus bring a wrapped gift to participate in the “White Elephant” gift exchange. This Flamework glass studio offers glass art classes, workshops, studio rental space as well as custom hand-blown glass jewelry, glassware, marbles, sculptures, figurines, wall art and multi-media!
Craftsman House Gallery *Café*Pottery Studio – 2955 Central Ave. St. Pete, FL (727) 323-2787. Featuring the art of the seasons, as autumn shifts towards the holidays. Plenty of unique gifts and seasonal drinks in the café too! An award-winning gallery/cafe in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Representing over three hundred local and national artisans – pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, art furniture, and more. Shop online and shop local at https://craftsman-house-gallery.myshopify.com.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT ONLY – Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery– (727) 825-0515 – Virtual exhibit, Gratitude continues, featuring artwork by Creative Clay’s member artists including Justin D., Artemisa M., Ashley S., Alex A., Ali V., Candace N., Cecil C., Chris C., Cornell W., Emily M., Gina K., Hanna V., Ian W., James B., JJ H., Justin D., Karen C., Latoya B., Laurie S., Linda M., Lindsay J., Marquise R., Michael R., Michael W., Ray M., Robert Dunlap, Sarah S., Scott C., Shasta G., Sheryl L., Sienna M., Sydney R., Theresa H., Toni G., and Yalanda S. This exhibit reflects on the season of giving, and the many forms it takes. An attitude of gratefulness can shepherd us through trying times, which many of us encounter daily, and art can be a conduit to creating a mood shift that lifts us out of despair and stress and changes our perspective. Be inspired by these select pieces that embody the emotion, action, and result of gratitude in our lives. In this season of giving, their member artists and staff are especially grateful when others give of their time, talent, and treasure in their efforts to create equality through art and nurture artists with disabilities. Their artists’ joy in artmaking is expressed in vibrant paintings, fiber art and mixed media. Portraits, nature, animals, interiors, and abstracts burst forth in color and rhythm.
St. Pete Art Works – 2604 Central Ave. St. Pete, FL 727-485-8655. Featured exhibition through December 26th: “GCAA Holiday Art Extravaganza” – small original artwork perfect for gift giving by members of the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance. LIVE MUSIC and Holiday tunes by jazz flutist Bruce Daniels, 6-9 p.m. View live at their brick-and-mortar location, or online at www.stpeteartworks.com.
Woodfield Fine Art – 2253 Central Ave., St. Pete, FL – (727) 254-6981. They are preparing for their big expansion in January by offering some incredible deals in December for your holiday shopping. Take 20% off any listed price during ArtWalk, and take home beautiful art. Their emerging and award-winning artists are all local and create some of the most amazing art to be found in the area. They offer a variety of art from traditional realism and impressionism to abstract and surreal and have work by two of the finest sculpture artists in the region.
ARTicles Art Gallery and the Leslie Curran Gallery– 1234 Dr. MLK Jr St N. Units A&B St. Pete, FL 33705 (727) 898-6061. Join them for a Toast to the Holidays ~ It’s been a while since they’ve seen many of you, so they’d love to get together and catch up. They would also love to introduce you to some of the artists, art lovers, friends and family that make their gallery so special. Champagne and snacks provided. FEATURED ARTIST: JASON HACKENWERTH. Jason is a multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of sculpture, installation, and painting. His works explore transcendence and connectedness to one another. Taking cues from the natural world, Jason’s work endeavors to bring viewers on a journey through the challenges and sometimes bitterness of life while keeping sight of the potential for love, joy, and forgiveness. His work has been exhibited in galleries, and museums around the world. With one of the largest arrays of original fine art in the region, ARTicles represent over forty accomplished visual artists, including some of the most exciting artists living and working in the area. The gallery features high ceilings, lots of natural light, and plenty of space for lots of art on the walls.
D – Gallerie – 1234 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. Unit C St. Pete, FL. TBD 51. Ekeko Gallery – 290 Dr. MLK St. N. St. Pete Fl. 727-667-8126. The continued opening of “Get Naked”, a celebration of the human form in art, featuring over thirty local artists. The opening will be on Friday, 12/10 from 5-9 p.m. Attendees will vote on their favorite works, with cash awards going to the top three artists. The winners will be announced during Artwalk on 12/11. Also find an extensive collection of gemstones and minerals, unique jewelry, both local and from around the world and a broad variety of Talavera and Guerrero, traditional Mexican styles of ceramics, Metal yard decor, shop local artwork also featured.
Content made available by the St. Petersburg Art Alliance about their Second Saturday Event for the Holidays. Photos are examples of artwork at a particular location for editorial purposes only. All artwork is subject to copyright. All rights reserved.
For additional art n St. Pete. check out their MUSE Awards here. Also, to see how far the city of St. Petersburg has grown with art check out this story when there were five art districts here. Feature image above by Rootman from the ArtWalk ArtsXchange. All rights reserved.
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