ST. PETERSBURG FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS!
Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, a celebration of the arts will be happening throughout September. As part of the Festival of Arts, explore and enjoy St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts. Open the door of a gallery you’ve never visited before, or try our free trolleys and a whole new neighborhood.
St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination.
Download your map and start planning your evening!
Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.
We are very grateful to these sponsors for their continued support of our creative businesses:
Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.
Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!
This month we will have one traditional red trolley and one new air conditioned yellow trolley for the evening.
Details below WILL change for September
Trolley #1 starts at 2955 Central Avenue at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Closing day of the Once-a-Year Studio Sale – Great prices on seconds, overstocks, oddballs, etc. https://www.facebook.com/craftsman-house-gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #2 – 26th Ave. South between 26th & 27th St.
Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Demos by Charlie Parker through out the evening. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/
Zen Glass Studio & Gallery – 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing demonstrations and the latest work from your friends at Zen Glass Studio https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio/
Trolley Stop #3 – 562 25th St. South
CLOSED FOR August - Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse
Trolley Stop #4 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – NoKumbaya Fundraiser. Raising money for medical missions to Belize and India. For further information go to: nokumbaya.com Glass blowing demonstration begins around 6:15pm. Live jazz with the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project from 8pm.
Trolley Stop #5 – 400 23rd St. South
Brick Street Clay Studio - 400 23rd Street South. New work on display. https://www.facebook.com/brickstreetclay/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #6 – in the parking lot of 515 22nd St. South
Dazzio Art Society Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - TBD https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience/
Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A rotating gallery features artworks for sale of emerging and mid-career artists working in a wide variety of mediums. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/
Mga Sculpture Studio – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country. https://www.facebook.com/MgaSculpture
ArtsXchange St Pete - 515 22nd Street South - Warehouse Arts District Member Show.
Experience “Where Art Is Made” from our local member artists! https://www.facebook.com/WarehouseArtsDistrictStPete/
Trolley Stop #7 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - TBD https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/
Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - TBA https://www.facebook.com/gallerie909/
Trolley Stop #8 – 420 22nd St. South
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Members display ceramic artwork as part of the Morean Arts Centers season of appreciating members and their talent. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay/timeline
Trolley Starts in the Parking lot of 3 Daughters Brewing at 5pm - Free parking lot for trolley riders
Nancy Smrekar Art Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar. https://www.facebook.com/nancysmrekar.artist/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #10 – 2006 2nd Ave. South
From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Featuring handmade Mayan folk art, both new and antique. Also a large selection of santos, nativities, day of the dead, dance masks, colorful wooden animals, and outrageous Mayan art. Plus the usual religious folk art. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #11 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – The Traveling Exhibition of member artists of PARC. Their work will be displayed. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg/
Trolley Stop #12 – 1114 Central Avenue
Creative Clay – 1846 1st Avenue South - New Beginnings featuring the work of the studio artists and celebrate their move to the Grand Central District. Tour the new space https://www.facebook.com/events/187624855109908
Trolley Stop #13 – 620 1st Ave. South
The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - Opening Reception: Contemporary Icons. Icons are everywhere. From television personalities to billboard advertisements, we are continually confronted with portraiture. This exhibition, pairing works from artists Wayne Davis and Dimitrios Lykoudis, explores the roles modern icons hold in our society. Davis' works are created after observing and reflecting on a given moment taken from a televised story line. Lykoudis' series, "Secular Saints", reflects on how portraiture promotes stereotypes and serves as a form of social reflection. https://www.facebook.com/events/457123377996877/
Trolley Stop #14 –3rd St. S. between Central & 1st Ave. South
The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring artists Timothy Raines, Shane Bowden, Ari Azzopardi, and Jason Brueck. The Gallery sells contemporary fine art in a selection of styles, sizes and mediums. Subjects range from abstract expressionism, limited edition pop prints and sport lifestyle imagery. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/
Ocean Blue Galleries - 284 Beach Dr NE - Featuring 13 top selling artists from around the country and the world. Limited editions and original paintings, sculptures & glass masters. https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Blue-Galleries-350976551912594/
SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery
Wyland Galleries Located at St. Petersburg -
400 Beach Dr NE, Suite 146 - TBA https://www.facebook.com/WylandSt.Pete/
D-gallerie - 203 1st Street North - Showcasing top quality emerging and mid-career artists from Latin America and Florida. An unusually unpretentious place where art lovers can participate in the appreciation and collection of original art. https://www.facebook.com/dgallerieusa/
Lynn Merhige Gallery - 216 Fourth Street N - TBA https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery-146904772019134/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #15 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central
Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – Exhibition Gallery features Creatures Wild and Wooly, an exciting, national juried exhibition of original artwork based on creatures—wild, exotic, domesticated, imaginary and mythical. From ferocious dragon heads to wistful, wide-eyed ceramic rabbits, it’s an intriguing and wild show.
The ultimate artistic shopping experience with thousands of original works of fine craft art including fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, home décor, fashion and more. A nonprofit organization that represents fine craft artists from all over the state.
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - New Exhibit: At The Edge of the Universe. “The day we realize we are not bound by gravity, oh, we will go places”-Javier Dones. Dones’ show pushes us to explore the boundaries of our physical universe. His series presents different application of chemistry processes on powder metals, enamels and organic pigments. Reminders that we are made of; star dust, forces of nature, and eternal energy! Visit with the 18 artists in their working studios https://www.facebook.com/artlofts/
Mesu360 Project Gallery - 578 First Avenue North - TBA - https://www.facebook.com/Mesu360Llc/?fref=ts
Fourward Glass Gallery - 611 Central Avenue - family owned and operated business that honors glass blowing artists that create water pipes, pendants and decorative bowls and plates. https://www.facebook.com/fourwardglassgallery/?fref=ts
Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Sweet Somethings: featuring the artwork of two of Creative Clay's studio artists, Carolyn R. and Emily M. With very different artistic styles, the rhythm of their work together vibrates in color and design. Carolyn's work includes ceramics from her Totem Series, fiber art puppets and paintings, all created in her unique fanciful style drawing the viewer into a colorful world. Emily's acrylic paintings are made in her signature technique of small curls that she then smears to give depth. Emily describes her artwork as “fun!,” and says, “inside my art is exciting!” https://www.facebook.com/events/1887161251604554
St Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Exhibition: Soar - New Paintings by Martha Gipson. Live original music by singer-songwriter Danielle Mohr. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteArtworksGallery/?fref=ts
Salt-Light ART - 645 Central Avenue in the Crislip Arcade - Lots of new jewelry and abstract paintings. Featuring a new series introduction of abstract paintings. https://www.facebook.com/saltlightart/
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - A solo show featuring the art of local Tampa artist, Lynn Rattray. Paintings include the heartbeat of the farm lifestyle. Enjoy goat, pigs, cows and a collection of softly, beautiful birds. The animals seem to tell their stories to anyone who will listen. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #16 – 719 Central Ave.
Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave -
> 99th Annual Members Show. The annual non-juried members’ exhibition meant to celebrate member-artists. See works by over 250 local artists expressing a full spectrum of images and ideas through painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clay, mixed media, fiber, mosaic, glass and digital art, all from our gifted members.
> Heather Hickman: Light, Color, Abstract: Last year’s Margaret Murphy Steward Best of Show winner. In addition to a cash prize, the winning artist receives a solo show in the gallery to coincide with the following year’s members show. Heather is the fifth artist to receive this opportunity, showcasing her latest photographs during this time. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter/
Trolley Stop #17 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue. Above and Beyond: Paintings by Sarah Hull & glass sculptures by Catherine Woods. With a fresh perspective on the Florida landscape, Sarah Hull presents beach crowds from a fascinating view high above. Replete with colorful umbrellas and bathing beauties scattered across the composition, her large-scale paintings show us a familiar subject from an unlikely and captivating angle. Multi-disciplinary artist Catherine Woods, known for her large public art installations, presents unique table-top and wall-mounted glass sculptures. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience the artist's delightfully transformative work on an intimate scale. https://www.facebook.com/events/481838788819661
Trolley Stop #18 – 17 21st St. N.
Davidson Fine Art - 2036 Central Avenue - Opening Reception: The Second Annual InStaPete: A Mobile Photography Exhibition. This show is inspired by Instagram and digital photography of the web, featuring work submitted by a variety of artists and photographers of all skill levels from the burg and beyond. Vote online for your favorite pieces. Look for the psychedelic rhino Gracie outside the store. https://www.facebook.com/events/195388570984050
Trolley Stop #19 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - TBA https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/
CLOSED FOR AUGUST ARTWALK - ART for ART - 2734 Central Avenue - https://www.facebook.com/artforartcontemporary/
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!