2018 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Tasko

Communities need a breakthrough strategy for providing artists and non-profit arts organizations with critical operating support, and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has taken on that challenge.

Founded in 2012, the Arts Alliance evolved from a shared desire among city and community leaders to make a serious investment in our local arts organizations, artists and creative businesses.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising money and advocating for our entire creative community – artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses. We raise money through individual and corporate gifts, event sponsorships, and grants that support community-wide arts efforts.

Our Mission

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving this vital arts and cultural community.  We do so by driving arts-related economic development and funding, advocating for art and artists, educating at all levels and facilitating the growth of our City of the Arts.

Our Vision

Our vision is to strengthen and sustain the art and cultural community within St. Petersburg through collaboration, economic growth, education, and adequate and consistent funding.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Our Staff

Director of Advancement
Associate Director, Education & Operations
Associate Director, SHINE Mural Office
Rebecca Davis Inc.
Zoe Peters

Our Volunteers

Delcy Colman
Josh Haley
Joan Patterson
GilDewey’s LLC, Arts Culture & Museum Guide
Catherine Mary Sulllivan

Our Board of Directors

Mary Anna Murphy
Chair | President, MAM Exhibit Design
Helen Hansen French
Vice-Chair | Dancer - BEACON & St Petersburg Dance Alliance
Angela Bond Markus
Secretary | Actress
Jeff Baker
Treasurer | Manager, Government and Community Relations - Duke Energy
Wayne Atherholt
Ex-Officio | Dir, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of St. Petersburg
Danyell Bauer
Gallery Manager, Duncan McClellan Gallery
Steve Beaty
President, Dex Imaging
Kara Behar
Executive Director, Behar+Peteranecz: Architecture
Veatrice Farrell
Executive Director, Deuces Live
Kimberly Jackson
Sharon McCaman
Marketing & Design Consultant, Communicasting, Inc.
Kelly Lee McFrederick
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Joseph Papich
Employee Benefits Advisor, Wallace, Welch & Willingham
Roger Ross
CFO Morean Arts Center
Michelle Tannu
Principal, Shared Vision Marketing
David Walker
Artist & Co-Owner, ZEN Glass
Melissa Finley Williams
Attorney, Finley Williams Law, PA
Jim Woodfield
Artist and Director, Woodfield Fine Art Gallery