Saturday, August 22, 2015

This Straigh Outta Compton Weekend, 8/23/2015

Summer is slithering by between hellish temperatures and the daily deluge, but the doldrums, never ending as they seem, take us slowly to the best time o the year, soon to come.

Last year the Clearwater Art Alliance held an event called Piano’s in Pinellas. A local artist, Junior Polo, was selected to take an upright piano and create a piece of artwork with it which would be displayed around downtown Clearwater. That piano drew my attention and I approached Junior about being one our artists. He joined before the doors were even opened and he contributed a permanent piece to the center – the very elaborate backdrop for our stage.

Shortly after the art center opened, Clearwater Jazz Holiday announced that Junior would be the artist for Jazz Holiday 2015. In celebration of this, we are bringing the piano to the art center and launching a special display of his work. Junior will be here at the art center demonstrating his work and talking with people about what inspires him.


Explore what it takes to become legend. Define what legends mean to you. Make a tribute to legendary acts and people.

BLOOM Art Center invites you to examine all this and more at Legendary, a new exhibit opening Saturday, August 22 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

BLOOM is located at:
910 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg FL 33705
Admission $ 7

For this gallery-focused show, Bloom invited 25 artists to each interpret legends in their own way. The surprising results are exhibited for sale at our Legendary opening, when guests can enjoy chill DJ vibes, a donation bar, and our Bloom POD shop featuring small art in various mediums.

Throughout the night, Aerial Dragons will float high above you in displays of stunning performance art. And no one should miss the free self-guided tour of our painted building, displaying more than 15,000 square feet of exterior murals created by more than 30 artists.

Featured Legendary artists:
Allen Hampton
Boo Ehrsam
Chon Mosley
Derek Donnelly
Emily Stone
Freddie Fred
James Oleson
Jeff Williams
Jennifer Kosharek
Jessi Donnelly
John Suarez
Justin Wagher
Korey Lightford
Mason Schwacke
Michael Vahl
Noelle Stillman
Reid Jenkins
Rheannon Cheri
Scott Hillis
Sebastian Coolidge
Von Zombo
Zulu Painter



Strands of Sunshine

// A Fundraiser for The Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue //

Our sweet shop dog, Oscar, turns 10 years old this month! We're celebrating with a birthday party on August 22, and a two-week fundraiser for local non-profit pet rescue, Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue! 10% of all purchases made at Strands of Sunshine between August 18 and August 29th will be donated to this great rescue! PPPR saves small senior dogs and we want to help with their mission to rescue, rehab, and re-home these sweet seniors!


Saturday, August 22, 11am - 6pm

Stop by for some fun and to shop your tail off for PPPR!!!
-Treats & prizes for two and four legged friends!
-A visit by PPPR's Jamie McKnight & rescue pups!
-Artist Robert Phelps live painting Oscar's portrait!
-Oscar snuggles!

Wait, there's more! Our friend Robert Phelps is donating a custom pet portrait, valued at $350, and we're raffling off tickets for $5 each / 5 for $20 during the fundraiser (Aug 18-29)
How else can you help? Drop off an item from PPPR's Wish List: gift certificates to Sams Club or Publix (for rotissiere chicken for sick and critical patients), gift cards to Petsmart or Animal House for other food they need, donations directly to Partridge Animal Hospital on behalf of PPPR to help pay down the accruing vet debt and care for current cases.
More about Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue:
PPPR is a 501c3 non-profit based in St. Petersburg, FL, founded in February, 2013 and caters to small breed seniors, handicap, critically ill, mainly focusing on rescuing from high kill county shelters all over the state of Florida that are scheduled to be euthanized. PPPR has rescued and adopted out over 200 dogs to date, including 60 so far this year.


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