Saturday, September 12, 2015

This No Escape Weekend, Sept. 12-13

The SHINE mural festival draws to a close, the SPF 15 begins.


There's still time to see the fabulous SPILLING show at the gallery, featuring 7 new, large canvases by Judy Palaferro. Inspired by the light, colors and surrounds of Florida, Judy's large acrylic on canvas paintings exude magnificent, energetic riots of color. Visitors can also see a preview of Cheers for Beer, featuring handmade beer mugs & steins by uber-talented, local ceramists (we're preparing for the soft opening of Hofbrauhaus around the corner from us!). Saturday will also mark the finale of the SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival and the beginning of SPF15, the new St. Petersburg Festival. Downtown will be abuzz with activity -- join us!

Michele Tuegel Gallery, 320 Central, 5-9 PM.



Crossing the Bridge," a collaboration of works by the artists of Pyramid, Inc., in Tampa and Creative Clay, in St. Petersburg, will celebrate similar visions and missions of two non-profits on each side of the bay. The idea was born out of a desire to share our networks of supporters and introduce patrons to the talents and art of students from both of these organizations.

"Crossing the Bridge" will have openings on both sides of the bay:

* Pyramid, Inc., Friday, Aug. 7, 7-10 p.m. during First Friday Seminole Heights; 1508 W. Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33604

* Creative Clay, Saturday, September 12, 5-9 p.m. during Second Saturday Artwalk

“Crossing the Bridge” features six artists from each organization who have created 12 different paintings. Six art pieces were started at Pyramid and six were started at Creative Clay and were exchanged literally “across the bridge” and completed by artists from the other program. The result of the project is 12 collaborative pieces of art. Original artwork and prints will be available for purchase. All sales of art support the students as well as the programs at both centers.

For more information about these organizations, please visit and

1114 Central Ave. St Pete, 5PM


Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Unique, handmade art furniture on sale. The gallery features handmade clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture - all housed in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow.

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Summer Of Fun. Fun demos and unique pottery for the home or garden, as well as great gift ideas.

Zen Glass Studio – 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.

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Funktionhouse rescues local trees (normally headed for a chipper or the landfill), mill the trees on site, then create one-of-a-kind furnishings, lighting, and art pieces. See the latest wood slabs fresh off the mill, peruse new gallery items, or be inspired to create a custom furnishing of your own.

Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – "Minnesota Makers" featuring Thomas Maras and Todd Cameron, two young & accomplished glass artists coming to the Sunshine State from Minnesota. Maras and Cameron will begin their hot glass blowing demonstrations at 6:15pm. Maras’s work and is often described as a lava lamp landscape, created by layering color and a stippling technique. The pieces have vivid color with significant movement. Cameron blows glass and incorporates steel, iron, copper and bronze to create his unique mixed media pieces.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Watch demonstration of throwing 100 lbs of clay on wheel. Meet our artists.

Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - The opening of The Dazzio Museum of Holocaust Art. This exhibit will be a series of 25 paintings by Judith Dazzio. The paintings will make its permanent home at Dazzio Art, when not traveling on its worldwide tour. A must see for those interested in art & history.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A 4000 sq ft warehouse space has been beautifully transformed into a fine art gallery and working studio space. Featuring a rotating fine art gallery of paintings, photography, pottery and sculpture by our diverse and talented resident artists.

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.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue S. - “My Soul Looks Back: The Decades of Day Work Photographic Exhibit" showcases archival photos from the people who shared their stories about Black maids from the 1930's through the 1990's and the White families that employed them. Also included are contemporary portraits of each of the storytellers by award-winning photographer, Boyzell Hosey. This exhibit is a tribute to the sacrifices of women who worked hard caring for other people's families just to feed their own and in the process, helped to raise a nation. The evening will conclude with a Candlelight Vigil in the museum's Legacy Gardens - commemorating the lives of those who were at the forefront of the Civil Right's movement with stirring Gospel tunes from the era.

Gallerie 909 – 909 22nd Street South – Splash of Sarasota: featuring six Sarasota-based artists. Tod Berrien, Arthur Dillard, Major Gladden, Barbara Mask, Jean McMurren, and Eleanor Merritt. Artist talk at 7pm.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Artists in Residents Show. New, exciting work from four new resident artists.

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas.

Woodfield Fine Art Studio - 5 Deuces Galleria Building, #3 @ 222 22nd St. S. - Several new pieces completed, and new portrait commissions in the works.

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.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - Craig Petersburg has been a visual artist, designer and art educator for decades. He has exhibited and is collected in Europe and the United States. This exhibition of paintings and objet d'art will reflect the diversity of his visual vocabulary including: acrylic paintings, furniture and found objects.

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - 20th Anniversary with good art, good folk. New exhibit, Crossing the Bridge features collaborative paintings by the artists of Pyramid, Inc., in Tampa and Creative Clay. The exhibit celebrates diverse artistic voices transformed into shared narratives through the collaborative process.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Spilling Stories. To coincide with the exhibit “Spilling”, abstract expressionist paintings of local artist Judy Palaferro. Visitors have an opportunity to win a $100 gallery gift certificate by sharing their life’s most outrageous “spilling” moment. The best spill will win … whether a good spill, a bad spill, a funny or sad spill.

SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Celebrating their 17th Birthday. Stop by and join in the celebration. Showcasing the finest in American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture.

Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - Featured artist will be painter Janet Aponte, whose specialty is brightly colored minimalist paintings. Also beautiful carved and sgraffito pottery by Robin MacKay and functional pottery by Chris Gallup.

Art on First – 550 First Avenue North – Cool Collections II ArtWalk. An Ode to All Things Wet:

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – “Uncommon Couture” Exhibition - fashion with a recycled twist and a trunk show featuring Spathose (, two artists creating fashion forward, industrial designs using sustainable, organic material.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - A cool new exhibit showing new work by the 15 artists in Artlofts. Visit with all the artists in their working studios where you can see paintings, jewelry, sculpture and photography.

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - Last night for Wild Out of the Box, an animal-themed show on canvas and cigar boxes to benefit local no kill animal shelter, Friend of Strays. Support local artists and a great local organization.

The Local COOP - 645 Central Avenue - Inside the Crislip Arcade. Featuring Gabby Haight of Gabby Haight Art. Gabbie will be applying beautiful, intricate henna tattoos, free with a purchase.

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - "Abstract Ideas and Concrete Expressions: oil paintings and mixed media by Sam Harrison. Live entertainment by singer-songwriter Jacob Ferraro-Martin

Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N – Featuring illustrator Alli Arnold for “A Fine Line”. Arnold's deceptively simple drawings engage and delight children and her cleverness and wit charm adults. Signed prints, cards, scarves, and other items will be available for purchase.

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – “Leave a Message 2”. The latest installment of art of the street. Graffiti art has a long and rich history in the United States, and the Bay Area is home to many artists who make their talents known in our streets. This exhibition highlights the works of some of them, complete with an entire graffiti wall.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – Surface Tension: New work by Nathan Beard and Nin McQuillen. Nathan Beard's new series of pastels on paper, Pond's Edge, depicts the commingling of water and plant life by contrasting celebratory gestures with a soothing color palette. Nin McQuillen's intimately scaled sculptures are a synthesis of line, shape and surface that evoke the harmony of standing stones and totems. With these bodies of work, both artists explore new media in pursuit of beauty.

Art Central Studios - 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - A group of seven established visual artists - Bill Drugan, Kevin Nodland, Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, Herb Snitzer, and Zala Highsmith. Look for the huge mural recently painted on our building's east wall.

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics – 2401 Central Avenue -

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue -

Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
• Keep Saint Petersburg Local
• Grand Central District Association
• Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association

Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!


September's Second Saturday Art Walk at Florida CraftArt will feature a Trunk Show by one of our favorite artists Spathose!!! Please come out to see their awesome work and show support! They will have exclusive pieces for the event, so be sure not to miss out!


Leave A Message – A group art exhibition showcasing urban contemporary art returns to St Petersburg, Florida. The exhibition will be held at the Morean Arts Center in Downtown St. Petersburg, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 | 6pm. Curated by Tes One.

Urban art has a long and rich history, with many artists who look past permission and conventional art techniques in order to make their talents known. In conjunction with the SHINE Mural Festival, ‘Leave A Message’ presents a selection of those artists whose work blurs the line between the street and the gallery, and whose practice has evolved the genres of graffiti art, illustration and graphic design; making their message impossible to ignore.

Featuring new works by:
Acut / Bask / Nathan Beard / Derek Gores / Hoxxoh / Phil Holt / Ya Laford / Francesco LoCastro / Morning Breath / Eric Orr / Palehorse / Pep Rally / Stoic / Andrew Spear / Jeff Srsic / Tes One / Michael Vasquez / Ricky Watts

Music by DJ Blenda

Experience the transformative effects of Bloom Art Center’s vibrant murals during Street Lights on Saturday, September 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 910 5th St N  $5 admission.

This free group showcase, a featured event of the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, includes the unveiling of new mural art inside and out of the 20,000-square-foot warehouse at 910 5th Avenue North, where Bloom is located.

The building is blanketed with large-scale painted works by more than 30 artists, and has grown into an artistic landmark for all to enjoy. New murals revealed during Street Lights will include a neo-surrealist corner piece by James Oleson, paid for by a grant from the City of St. Petersburg, and several other large-scale works by some of St. Petersburg’s most celebrated muralists.

Guests can also enjoy a food truck and a temporary wall for free public painting. After 10 p.m., celebrate into the night with live music at Bloom’s Official After-Party for just $ 5 admission.


Join us for the inaugural solo art show "This mailbox is full" from 17 year old Justin Wahger! He's an up and coming young artist and his art is simply bad ass. Let's blow this show up and show him what St. Pete is all about.

We'll also have music from....
Black Coast Royals
Geri X
oxford noland

This evening will also host the after party for the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festivall! Wear your SHINE t-shirts and received $1.00 off EVERY drink you order after 7pm!


Photoshow at Bar 548 (Central Ave SP)




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