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 a 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.

Comprehensive Arts Strategy


Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Our Staff

Director of Operations
Rebecca Davis Inc.
Communications Manager
Community Advancement Manager

Our Volunteers

We have 60 active volunteers. These are the ones that have devoted 20+ hours to SPAA.

Joan Patterson
GilDewey’s LLC, Arts Culture & Museum Guide
Vyolette Hastings
David Harris
Tami Kraeger
Barbara Lynch

Our Board of Directors

Ryan Griffin
Chair | Johnson Pope Law Firm
Mila Turtle
Vice-Chair | VP, Client Development, VAMPT Co.
Ralph Benton
Michelene Everett
Secretary | Senior Events Manager with American Express Global Business Travel
Steve Beaty
Crosslin Technologies
Terrence Brett
Owner, Brett Funeral Home
Paul C. Carder
Kelcy Coleman
Digital Marketing Professional
Jim Donatelli
Market President, Greater Tampa Bay - First Horizon Bank
Veatrice Farrell
Director, Digital Inclusion – a cross sector network
Andrida Hosey
Arts Educator, Actress, & Choreographer
Kimberly Jackson
Executive Director, Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions
Sarah Perrier
Co-Founder, Kahwa Coffee Roasters
Roger Ross
CFO, Morean Arts Center
David Walker
Artist & Co-Owner, ZEN Glass
Danielle Weitlauf
Account Supervisor, Tucker/Hall
Miles Williams
Operating Officer, Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation
Jon Wittner
Managing Director - KW Commercial Tampa Bay
Celeste Davis
Ex Officio | Director of Arts, Culture and Tourism, City of St. Petersburg
Jason Mathis
Honorary Member |CEO, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership
Helen Hansen French
Board Member Emeritus | Dancer - BEACON & St Petersburg Dance Alliance