Art Taco's Suggestions:
Retrograde at Kahwa I - Rachel Doherty, Bruce Stratton and Johnny Vitale, all from Vitale Art Studio, will be exhibiting work at the first Kahwa Cafe. Opens Sunday, August 15th, at 204 2nd Ave, S., St Pete. 727.821.1942
The City of Lost Art - Friday at the Gemini Lounge. Ten artists, one will be mechanicking on a car on site(!). 8 PM to 3 AM. Music by RJ282 and Tarot readings. Organized by Art On! Central. All at 2315 Central Ave. 727.327.8600
St. Petersburg Downtown Arts Walk - Saturday. Art Lofts, 10 Fifth St. N., 2nd floor of Florida Craftsmen Gallery is having open studios where one can meet the artists and attend the reception for The Four Elements, by Javier Dones. 5:30PM.
The Galleries on the 600 block of Central will be open. C.Emerson is extending her hours for the Gallery Walk and is at 909 Central. The Josh and Stuart Show III can be seen Saturday at the Globe Cafe at 532 1st Ave North. There's the still unreviewed group show at Cafe Bohemia, @ 937 Central. All free.
While at the 600 block galleries, cross Central and check out FUBAR and the Emerald Lounge.
The Wearable Fashion Show - Friday at the Dunedin Art Center, @ 1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin. Opens at 7 PM, Fashion show @ 9:00 PM, General Admission is $15. dfac.org. Did we mention Frank Strunk III will be showing his designs there?
Jack Barrett @ Donna Gordon Gallery - A posthumous show of Barrett's work at 625 Central Ave St Petersburg.
Artlink 2010 - A Creative Clay annual show of work done in teams of pros. Opens thursday at 6 PM. Closes on August 28th. At Florida International Museum @ St Pete College, 244 Second Ave N. St Pete.
Morean Featured Artist Gallery Sale - Neverne Covington's featured this month. Closes Aug 22nd. Opens Saturday, August 14th, @ 5:00 PM at 719 Central Ave. Free.
Photo Explosion II Party - Marina Williams stages a photography and fashion show/party/exhibit, and some photo-clothing (!) on Saturday, at 7 PM, @ Artpool, 919 First Ave N. St Petersburg. artpoolgallery.com $10 advance, $15 at the door.
University of Tampa Fine Art Alumni Exhibition - 50 pieces in a multitude of media from alumni who turned pro. Through Sept 2. At UT Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in the BK Bailey Studios @ 310 North Blvd, Tampa. 813.253.6217
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Last chance to see The 10 Member's Show, through Saturday.
@200 N Tampa St. $4 admission.fmopa.org
Undressing The Feminine - Last chance to see this controversial legendary show. Through Sat, Aug 14th. Mindy Solomon Gallery @ 124 second Ave. NE, St Petersburg.