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Spring for the ARTS! St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk
Come see the marvels of art and explore 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.
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. It’s a wonderful time to see old friends and make new ones as you enjoy our vibrant arts community.
We are very grateful to these sponsors for their continued support of our creative businesses:
Courtyard St. Petersburg Downtown
Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop. 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, 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”!
Download your ArtWalk map using the ticket link above.
Trolley Stop #1 – 2955 Central Avenue starts here at 5pm.
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue – Meet Amandine Drouet, internationally known for her mixed media installations using recycled materials. View her current work of beautiful plastic sculptures, lamps, and framed pieces of embroidered plastic. Amandine is the featured artist of the annual Art for the eARTh Show – art from recycled materials. 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. – Watch live pottery demos by MUSE award winner Charlie Parker. https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Parker-Pottery-143278235683807/
Zen Glass Studio & Gallery – 600 27th Street South – Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik. https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio/
Trolley Stop #3 – 2342 Emerson Ave. South
Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Northern Neighbors: Canadian artists working in glass. Six Canadian artists working in glass will premiere new works. Present for the opening will be Stephen Pon from Montreal, Paul Rodrigue from Toronto, and Naoko Takenouchi from Vancouver. Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley, and Donald Robertson will also be represented. Glassblowing with Naoko Takenouchi and Paula Rodrigue will begin around 6:15pm. Live jazz with the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project from 8pm. https://dmglass.com/april-art-walk-opening-show-northern-neighborhoods-april-14th/
Trolley Stop #4 – 400 23rd St. South
Brick Street Clay Studio – 400 23rd Street South. New work on display and demos throughout the night. https://www.facebook.com/brickstreetclay/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #5 – in the parking lot of 515 22nd St. South
COLORStPete – 2215 6th Avenue South – COLORStPete is the painting partnership of husband and wife team Andre Kupfermunz and Michelle Passoff. The company currently produces paintings on corrugate aluminum, Hardi Board and canvas for interior and exterior, residential and commercial, design.
Dazzio Art Society Gallery & School of Art – 515 22nd Street South – Opening reception: Expressive Impressions. Renee Benson and Linda Swindel are the featured artists. Though there styles are very different from each other, they each have a very unique style. 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 – Spring – Studio artists of the ArtsXchange show featuring dance performances by Collective Soles Dance Studio- every 20 minutes on the hour – newly commissioned piece Come Together (Joe Cocker version). https://www.facebook.com/events/268078553730598/
Trolley Stop #6 – 2240 9th Ave. South
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue South – TBA https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/
Trolley Stop #7 – 420 22nd St. South
Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South – Opening reception: Tommy Frank and Chandra Debuse Exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a hands-on workshop where Frank and Debuse will demonstrate how they create their ceramic forms, their unique surface decoration as well as their collaborative work called Effindeebee. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay/timeline
Trolley Stop #8 – in the parking lot of 3 Daughters Brewing Starts Here 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 #9 – 2006 2nd Ave. South
From Mayan Hands – 2006 Second Avenue South – 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, featuring new and discounted items. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #10 – 2010 1st Ave. South
Clay Center of St. Petersburg – 2010 1st Avenue South – Firing the gas kiln. Opening around 7pm. Watch demonstrations on wheel and hand building. Tea pot exhibition. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg/
Trolley Stop #11 – 1114 Central Avenue
Creative Clay – 1846 1st Avenue South – Paintings, ceramics and mixed media by studio artists, featuring new work by Linda M. and Brandy W. Live music preformed by jazz vocalist Stacey Steinke. https://www.facebook.com/creativeclaystpete/
Trolley Stop #12 – 620 1st Ave. South
The Studio@620 – 620 First Avenue South – Opening Reception: Made in Florida. An exhibition of artwork by members of the Florida Artist’s Group Area IV (from the counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter, Citrus, and Polk) as well as the other invited seven area chairs, assistants and board of directors. Included in this show will be colored pencil drawings, paintings, mixed media work, sculpture, prints, collage, pastels, photographs, watercolors, Yupo and digital photography. https://www.facebook.com/Studio620/
Trolley Stop #13 –3rd St. S. between Central & 1st Ave. South
Libertine Contemporary – 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 – Featuring Suncoast Center’s Art Heals exhibit. A powerful exhibit featuring artwork created by survivors of sexual violence , in partnership with several local artists and arts organizations. https://www.facebook.com/libertinecontemporary/
Ocean Blue Galleries – 284 Beach Dr NE – Experience a world of art. 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. – Ring it On: An amazing collection of rings handmade in America. Featuring hundreds of rings at all price points and sizes and will include the always popular stretch rings, sterling silver, 24k gold, mixed metals, glass, semi precious stones as well as rings for men. At the conclusion of the show, the rings will be returned to the artists/jewelers/metalsmiths. Be sure to get them while you can. 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 #14 – 5th Street between 1st Ave. N & Central
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – In addition to featuring 250 of Florida’s fine craft artists, visitors will see work by 42 artists from around the country that represent, in their own vision, the theme of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The exhibition also showcases 160 sugar skull-shaped wood plaques decorated by invited artists from across the United States and Canada. https://www.facebook.com/Florida-CraftArt-352815711033/
The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) – Sight and Insight: new paintings by Mack Hicks. These works will explore the psychology of politics, religion, social class, aging and magic. Enjoy the show then visit with the 18 artists in their working studios. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts/
St Pete ArtWorks – 635 Central Ave – Featured Exhibition: A Cabinet of Curiosities. An exhibition of works in a variety of media by Boo Ehrsam. Live original music by The Joe Milligan Project. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteArtworksGallery/?fref=ts
Salt-Light ART – 649 Central Ave – New release: Sea Glass Jewelry Collection. As always, a broad selection of abstract paintings and mixed media pieces. https://www.facebook.com/saltlightart/
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue – Mud and Gold: Figurative works by Rebecca Skelton. Skelton has used a combination of red clay and metallic colors to set the scene and describe the characters. She draws directly from the model. The exact color scheme varies depending on the particular emotions she is trying to convey. All of the drawings are on either handmade paper recycled from old drawings or on layers of older drawings and acrylic paint. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/?fref=ts
Trolley Stop #15 – 719 Central Ave.
Morean Arts Center – 635 Central Ave – Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida. The purpose of Fresh Squeezed is to encourage, support and celebrate artists who fly under the radar, who haven’t had their big break, whose work may not be typical gallery or museum fare. For Fresh Squeezed encourages artists to break boundaries, to think of ways their work can create a dialog in our community, our region, in our wild, wacky, wonderful state. Featured artists: Catherine Gomez, Glenyse Thompson, Jack Fields, Katrina Sarah Miller, Lauren Mitchell and Matthew Cicanese.
PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibition. See works from emerging artists Christopher Velez, Nicolas Glenn & Sara David, all seniors in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.
Trolley Stop #16 – 1445 Central Ave
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing – 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery – 1431 Central Avenue. Nouvelle Vague: Jeannine Hascall & Robin Perry Dana. Jeannine Hascall’s latest work is a minimalist combination of radically romantic, cascading textiles complimented by elegant acrylic paintings. Robin Perry Dana’s lush and penetrating videos and photographs focus on the essential serenity of our upland watershed, full of joy and promise. Rather than a clash of ancient and new technology, the exhibition delivers a harmony of motion and emotion, a tranquil vision of enigmatic beauty. https://www.facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery/
Trolley Stop #17 – 17 21st St. N.
Davidson Fine Art – 2036 Central Avenue – Art Exhibition by Robert Riedel. Asolo show by local artist Robert Riedel. He does a lot of figurative works in acrylics, mostly fantasy or pop culture such as super heroes or villains from stories, movies, and comics. https://www.facebook.com/davidsonfineart
Trolley Stop #18 – Central Ave. between 22nd & 23rd Streets
Woodfield Fine Art – 2253 Central Avenue #105 – TBA. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/
Trolley Stop #19 – Central Ave. between 27th & 28th Streets
ART for ART – 2734 Central Avenue – Exhibiting Paintings by Edward LaChall, Bonnie Worthen, and Walter Frederick. https://www.facebook.com/artforartcontemporary/
Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!