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The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance welcomes you to the first Second Saturday VIRTUAL ArtWalk! – and with extended hours.

Grab your coffee, mimosa or beverage of choice and join us online on Saturday, April 11 from 9 am to 9 pm.

Many of our ArtWalk studios and galleries celebrate the opening of brand new exhibitions during ArtWalk but because of the “Stay at Home” order, many ArtWalk venues are creating virtual galleries and exhibits – and featuring all of their amazing art that’s available for browsing and purchasing.

 In this time of crisis our individual artists, art studios and art galleries are suffering by not being open due to the pandemic.  Based on our survey results, we estimate that:

  • the monthly direct loss by ArtWalk studios and galleries is $48,000.
  • adding in the typical 2,000 attendees who spend an additional $23.44* each on food and drinks, parking, etc. adds up to $46,880.  (*Multiplier from Americans for the Arts Economic Prosperity Report V)
  • This means that St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk’s lost economic impact is $94,880 each month.

Artists and creative businesses who rely on ArtWalk sales need our support. Join us during this “art-sit” to do what we can to support and nurture this city’s arts economy.

Discover wonderful surprises from your couch, desk or porch.  Explore, post your purchases and shop while enjoying a local take-out dinner, and make an evening of it!

This Virtual ArtWalk is sponsored by the Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg,
now available for day-use space for people who are homebound working.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance coordinates the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk with the EDGE District, the Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District associations.

 

APRIL 11’s PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

 

 Art Fusion Galleries... artfusiongalleries.com/shop-art
See an eclectic variety of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. From sculptures, paintings, photography, and more, there is something special for all of our new and existing customers!

ARTicles & the Leslie Curran Gallery... articlesstpete.com
The ARTicles flagship showroom has been a mainstay on St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue for more than a decade, offering a well-rounded, extensive selection of artworks and local expertise. Explore the work of dozens of artists for sale in our online shop. Just click on “Artists” at the top of the page to discover exceptional original art from near and far.

Artists at the Mirella Cimato Art Gallery...
m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3159083910792485&id=151536211547285
Please enjoy this artistic interlude of TESA, The Exhibiting Society of Artists. Close to 30 artists will be exhibiting in a variety of mediums.

ArtLofts... theartlofts.com
You can visit their website and contact the ArtLofts artists directly.

At ArtLofts, Stitcherotica... facebook.com/stitcherotica
A celebration of classic fiber art portrayed in a decidedly non-traditional sense. Eighteen Tampa Bay artists created erotic, exotic works all defined within the fiber medium for Stitcherotica, wildly divergent pieces including knitting, crochet, wire, needlepoint, fabric manipulation, embroidery, cross stitch and more, all interpreted in mature themes. Curated by Milkshake Studio. Contact information for purchase: Brandy Stark, 727-821-5759 or stark_brandy@hotmail.com.

ArtsXchange... Off the Dome: Artists of the Dome Industrial Project
In honor of the revitalization of the Dome Industrial markers, the 6 selected artists are showcasing their local, literally “Off the Dome.” Featured artists include: Elaine Chambliss, Brian McAllister, Zulu Painter, Susanne Sangrico, Justin Sears and Catherine Weaver.

The Bula Barua Gallery... bulagallery.com
Sale: 30% off your entire order with coupon code ARTWALK. Valid April 11-13. One per customer and can only be used once. Experience the beauty of blown glass on canvas. Bula Barua is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed Master Artist. Bula creates multi-dimensional beauty and depth by combining luxury elements such as Swarovski crystals, 24 karat gold, silver, crushed mica, precious gems (amethyst, rubies, sapphires, emeralds) and high-end resins onto the canvas.

 Charlie Parker Pottery... charlieparkerpottery.com
A full-service ceramic studio with both memberships and classes available. Call 727-321-2071 for more information.

Craftsman House Gallery*Café*Pottery Studio... craftsman-house-gallery.myshopify.com
An award-winning gallery/cafe in a historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow that has now gone online. Representing over 300 local and national artisans working in pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood, metal and furniture.

Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery...
creativeclay.org/shop-artwork
Join Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery our newest online exhibit. ALL HUMAN LIFE IS LIKE A FLOWER – A group exhibit, including the show title piece by Linda M. Our artists’ joy in artmaking is expressed in vibrant paintings, fiber art and mixed media. Portraits, nature, animals, interiors and abstracts burst forth in color and rhythm. Please enjoy this exhibit! All the artwork is for sale.

The Collectors Exchange
Just go to www.articlesstpete.com and click on “Consignment” at the top of the page to discover an eclectic selection of artwork sourced from some of the finest collections in the region. One of the issues avid art collectors eventually face is running out of space. The Collectors Exchange by ARTicles has been able to gather a diverse range of work from numerous estates and collections, including pieces by many well-known artists.

Duncan McClellan Glass... facebook.com/DuncanMcClellanGlass
Starting at 5:30pm, join us through our Facebook Page where you can bid for an original piece of glass art from our “Studio Store”, to benefit the DMG School Project.

Also enjoy the online catalog of Colorfield, with works by Dorothy Hafner, Kevin Gordon, Timothy Stover and Ben Idols and Kathy Elliott. . . flipsnack.com/MaryChilds/colorfield

Florida CraftArt...
Watch a walkabout talk by curator Cindy Bartosek of Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2020 here. The exhibit features work by artists from around the state of Florida, highlighting current trends and innovations in the constantly evolving field of fiber art. This statewide call to artists showcases contemporary approaches to fiber art that is pushing boundaries and traditions in media and execution.

Kelly of the Wild at the Creative Art Studios at 400…kellyofthewild.com 
Immerse yourself in the wilds of Florida through vivid acrylic paintings of sea turtles, manatees, birds, sharks, gators and so much more. Kelly Quinn is a local wildlife artist, educator and eco-influencer working with The Florida Aquarium, parks and preserves, and local schools to uplift the stories of science and conservation through the power of art. Each artwork sold helps support a local conservation initiative or outreach program.

Luis Sottil Studios...
facebook.com/Luis-Sottil-Studios-St-Pete-1952688778117628
This contemporary fine art gallery offering original and limited edition works by national and international artists is currently hosting a Multiple Artist Auction of originals and artist proof giclees on their Facebook page with bids starting at 30% off.

MGA Sculpture Studio... mgasculpture.com
MGA Sculpture Studio is an anchor studio at the ArtsXchange in St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District. Led by Master Sculptor Mark Aeling, we specialize in larger-than-life sculpture and public artwork – and artwork inspired by plays on words, patterns in nature, or the spatial relationship of elements, which delight the senses and nudge the viewer’s imagination toward your own discoveries. We are currently building a life-sized replica of the airboat that took the first commercial flight over the Tampa Bay, preparing to cast a 6-foot coyote skull and continuing the exploration of materials with another edition of Lips.

Morean Arts Center & Glass Studio
A resource and a destination for artists and art lovers for the past 100 years.

Kodi Thompson, assistant curator, shares the work of Fresh Squeezed artist Nicholas Kalemba. . . youtube.com/watch?v=3izoAuph-Us

Curator Amanda Cooper shares the work of Cindy Leung, one of our Fresh Squeezed artists. . . youtu.be/nsexLwXpAUA

Fresh Squeezed with Krystle Lemonias. . . youtu.be/fxv7Pn1arBY

Morean Center for Clay
Virtual tour of Grides curated by Artist-in-Residence Danny Dobrow. This is a continuation of Dobrow’s exploration of boundary testing ceramicists. Participating artists are: Jen Halli, Rachel Gu, Aaron Becker, and Austin Coudriet. Aaron will be doing a spoken word performance and Austin will be making a wet clay installation.

youtube.com/watch?v=SZY-2gfcKRY&feature=youtu.be

Shapiro’s Gallery... shapirosgallery.com/collections/all
Why not enjoy your “Quarantini” in a handcrafted glass? Showcasing the finest in American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture. Shop via FaceTime, online or telephone. We are shipping daily.

Soft Water Studios... softwaterstudios.com
TBA

St. Pete ArtWorks... stpeteartworks-onlinestore.com/mixed-media
Use coupon code “ArtwalkApril” to get 10% off on April 11. A subsidiary of Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance Inc., we are a co-operative art gallery featuring the artwork of 21 local artists in a wide range of media.

  • Featured Artist: Fiber and mixed media works by Rebecca Quigley

Venus... https://www.facebook.com/events/496212344422197/
Abstract Emotion
an online group exhibition about the healing power of art. Artists in all media explore narratives around growth, art therapy and creativity as a wellness practice. Featured artists include: Alexis Brown, Allison Hilgert, Brandy Stark, Casey Somerville, Char Snead, Christine Brooks, Emily Stone, Erica Wisor, Evan Neidich, Jodi Chemes, Joseph Weide, KH, Kim Stone, KT, L. Brook, Lauren Petty, Linda Costa Cheranichit, May Gold, Old Crow, Shiloh Capone, Timmi Boose, and Wavesinphaze.

Woodfield Fine Art & Portraiture...
Featuring art created exclusively by local artists. Experience the wide variety of beautiful pieces available within this comfortable gallery setting. Click here.

Zen Glass Studio... zenglass.com/store
Zen Glass Studio & Gallery is following local and national CDC Social Distancing guidelines right now. You can visit our website and securely shop the gallery virtually, plus grab up some great deals on classes, workshops and private group events. (You receive a voucher or gift certificate that never expires to use when the restrictions are finally lifted.)

50% off a 2-hour private workshop for up to 4 people – https://zenglass.com/store/#!/2-Hour-Workshop-For-Up-To-4-People/p/185497132/category=17889762.

50% off all make-your-own workshops – https://zenglass.com/store/#!/Workshops/c/17889762/offset=0&sort=normal

50% off a 1 hour private workshop for 2 people – https://zenglass.com/store/#!/1-Hour-Private-Workshop-For-Two/p/186745043/category=17889762

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