Second Saturday Virtual Artwalk
Presented by St. Petersburg Art Alliance
The Second Saturday Artwalk will continue with their 4th Virtual Artwalk! The St Petersburg Art Alliance (SPAA) will kick off the evening with a Facebook Premiere Video at 5 p.m. featuring a few of their participating art venues. Each participating art venue has created a special video messages just for you. The idea is to bring the Second Saturday Artwalk straight to the comfort and safety of your own home! All participating ArtWalk venues are on the St Petersburg Art Alliance website. Each will art venue will feature their online stores, workshops and classes and of course their virtual galleries and exhibits. (Check the SPAA website for participating locations!) You may also want to check with Galleries to see what may be open now to visit.)
Now is the time to support our Artists and Creative Businesses! Join us during this “ArtSit” to do what we can to support and nurture this industry. Become an armchair traveler, discover and collect wonderful surprises from your couch, desk or porch. ArtWalk participants will also take your call or answer your email for any more information about the art that catches your eye. (Mark Aeling Large Sculpture from MGA Sculpture Left).
St. Petersburg’s Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District become a single vivid arts destination on the Second Saturday of every month, rain or shine – or quarantine – from 5 to 9 p.m. Duncan McClellan Gallery (RIGHT)
Join the St Pete Art Alliance for another Second Saturday VIRTUAL ArtWalk this Saturday, May 9 from 5-9 p.m.
Some Participating Art Venues During 2nd Saturday Virtual Artwalk:
Art Fusion Galleries offers international and local artists using a variety of medium, size and wonderment. During every 2nd Saturday ArtWalk they feature one of their artists to speak about their work. On some of these wonderful nights there’s a guest appearance from William Braemer himself, director and curator of the gallery.
The ARTicles ~ Leslie Curran Gallery is dedicated to showcasing emerging and mid-career artists with monthly solo and small group exhibitions. (RIGHT) The ArtsXchange is an artistic enclave consisting of 28 affordable working studios, over 2,500 Sq. Ft. of gallery space, educational classrooms, an outdoor courtyard and event space. Featured image above from ArtsXchange. (FEATURED IMAGE)
ArtLofts is 18+ working artist studios. Photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, copper and mixed media. (LEFT)
The Bula Barua Gallery is a luxury fine art gallery featuring the works of internationally-acclaimed artist Bula Barua. Her unique style of Blown Glass on Canvas is dramatic and adds a touch of pure splendor to any space. (Bula Barua Eden-RIGHT)
Craftsman House Gallery Cafe Pottery Studio is a nationally recognized gallery and café in a historic bungalow, over 300 national and local artisans working in clay, glass, jewelry, wood and more. (Craftsman House Gallery Café Pottery Studio LEFT)
Florida CraftArt nonprofit gallery featuring the finest contemporary clay, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media, handcrafted by Florida artists. (Florida CraftArt store LEFT)
SHAPIRO’S Gallery features the finest in handcrafted Contemporary American Crafts Jewelry, Glass, Clay, Metal, and Wood.
MGA Sculpture are the experts in large scale, site-specific sculpture. Specialties include metal fabrication, cast materials, carved wood, glass, fiberglass, plaster, and cement. (Shielded-CODA by MGA Sculpture-RIGHT)
The Morean Art Center: Find our current exhibits here. Our facilities include – The Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop. . . Get behind the scenes and observe resident glass artists creating unique works of art. Morean Arts Center Gallery. . . Always free and open to the public, our contemporary art gallery features St. Pete artists along with artists from around the globe. The Chihuly Collection. . . A stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. The Morean Center for Clay. . . The largest working pottery in the Southeast. (Morean Arts Center Gallery LEFT)
Soft Water Studios is a professional artist studio space and art gallery. During your tour meet local artists, take a tour their studios and view works in progress. We are located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg. (Soft Water Studios-RIGHT)
Woodfield Fine Art Gallery is located in the Grand Central District. It showcases only original art from Tampa Bay area artists including artist and owner, Jim Woodfield. The Gallery carries the works of both emerging artists as well as nationally recognized, award-winning artists. (Woodfield Fine Art Gallery-LEFT)
Many of the local St Petersburg art venue have been working hard to bring you their artist and stores on-line. So sit back and enjoy the Second Saturday Artwalk (“ArtSit’). Other great events put on by the St Pete Art Alliance include the SHINE mural event. And you can check out the artwork early by clicking on any of the event venues participating above! The Second Saturday Virtual Art Tour is Sponsored by Duke Energy and Courtyard Marriott. Coordinators include the Grand Central Art District, The St Pete Art Alliance (SPAA), Warehouse Arts District, St Petesburg Downtown Partnership and the Edge District. For other ways you can help support the local art community look here.