"Art Spaces" at Mindy Solomon Gallery - A theme expressed through a variety of artists and media. One of the great things this gallery does is bring the artists to the viewers. Four artists will be there to talk about their work and answer questions from the public at the opening reception, Saturday, @ 6PM. Free. The show will run through Sept 25. Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 Second Ave. North, St Petersburg. 727.502.0852
St. Petersburg Museum of History - "Bob Preston: A Life in Photographs/Patricia Preston Warren: I Am My Father's Daughter".
Opens Friday @ 6PM, runs through September. St Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St Petersburg. 727.894.1052, spmoh.org
JH Duffy & Jake Cline, Studio @ 620 - A two-man show, composed of "A Life in Progess", works by J.R. Duffy, and "Jake Cline: The Truth". Opening reception on Friday, Aug. 20th, at 6:30 PM, through Sept 4th. Studio @ 620, 620 1st Ave S. St. Petersburg. Free. 727.895.6620. the firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarasota LGBT Film Festival - In its 12th year, great films shown in a classic movie theater.
Saturday and Sunday 2-8 PM @ Burns Court Cinema, 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota. 941.955.3456
Hal Stowers at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art - Florida landscape painter Hal Stowers is having a retrospective at the Museum. St Pete College Visual Arts Faculty is having a show there, too.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, inside the St Pete College campus. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday. $5. Hours vary. Free docent tours begin @ 3:00 PM. For hours, check: spcollege.edu/central/museum or call: 727-712-5762 Through August 29th.
Clayton Galleries - Group show of the considerable talent this reputable and well-established gallery represents.
Clayton Galleries, 4105 S. McDill Avenue, Tampa. Free. Begins Friday, Aug. 20th. No closing date given. Open 10 AM -5PM Tuesday through Friday. Saturday hours: 11AM - 4PM. claytongalleries.net
Art After Dark Island Party @ Tampa Museum - The monthly themed Tampa Museum party is having a Caribbean theme, with reggae music by local favorite Tribal Style. These parties have developed a great reputation as fun events and for meeting people.
Friday, at 8 PM. Tampa Museum, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free for members, otherwise, $10 admission. 813.274.8130