Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Alternatives....

Lots of galleries and merchants are open with special deals on Black Friday. Here is a totally incomplete selection of places and a sampler of what's out there.

Marina Williams and her crew have a huge assortment of vintage cool things in her huge space on 2030 Central Avenue, along with art pieces and a great cafe on the premises, too.



Michelle Tuegel's gallery carries lots of fine art pieces in various media and by several artists. There are also great decorative works, the kind that make classy, first-rate's a few pictures:

Michelle Tuegel in her gallery.

In the Tuegel Gallery

In the Tuegel Gallery.

Overview, Michelle Tuegel Gallery.


Florida Craftsmen has a huge selection of art and crafts for sale in a beautiful setting, all at 501 Central....

Florida Craftsmen Window

Florida Craftsmen

Beautiful artwork by Kim Radatz @ Florida Craftsmen.

Florida Craftsmen Gallery


Above Florida Craftsmen are the Arts Lofts, eighteen studios packed with affordable art. Here is one example, by Rebecca Skelton...

Work by Rebecca Skelton


The Morean, at 719 Central Ave., has a great assortment of art from its members for sales this holiday season. Here are a few pictures...

Work by Bruce Norris

Work by Susan Hess.

Morean Arts Center.

Work by Betsy Orbe Lester at the Morean.


In the Warehouse Arts District, at 515 22nd St South, has no crafts, only fine art by some of the best on the area. Great sculptures by Mark Aeling, paintings by Carrie Jadus, Paul Glass, Femily Killer and others.

Work by Carrie Jadus.

Work by Femily Killer.


At Duncan McClellan Glass,  one can find exquisite, medium and high end gifts...

Work by Kim Goldfarb.

Work by Paul Nelson.


If you are looking for off-beat, unusual items, Dysfunctional Grace Art Company is the place. Taxidermy art, things like one would find at a shop like Obscura in NYC. 

Dysfunctional Grace Art Company.

If you go, ask if Scratch is around....



Strands of Sunshine, also on 6th St N., is a gem of a jewelry shop run by Amy Marshall, who can be seen making jewelry on the spot. She will be happy to make a bespoke piece, too. Affordable pieces that are ingenious and sure to please any woman.


Saint Paint, run by Derek Donnelly, is more than a gallery. It has been a launching pad for many emerging artists in the St Pete area. Here are some of their offerings for the season....and remember, this weekend is Woo Fest, right on 6th St. North next to Dysfunctional Grace. Lots of contemporary art works by a variety of artists and pricing.

Saint Paint Gallery.

Work at Saint Paint.


...and there are many, many more galleries full of things that make wonderful gifts...explore! (These are just the ones that I had recent pictures of!).

--- Luis


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