Join us in celebrating the arts in St. Petersburg!
Walk, Drive or Take the Trolley!
Second Saturday ArtWalk is where the Central Arts District, EDGE Business District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, Uptown Arts District and downtown Waterfront District come together as ONE ARTS DESTINATION with many venues hosting the opening night of their latest exhibit. ArtWalk takes place every Second Saturday of the month and these venues are happily waiting for your exploration, conversation, purchases and inspiration! Make an evening of it and stop for dinner, drinks or dessert at a local restaurant.
The annual SHINE® St. Petersburg Mural Festival illuminates the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue, and uniting our community—while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence reflecting St. Petersburg's creative and vibrant spirit. By using the walls and streets as canvas, SHINE transforms our shared spaces into a world-class outdoor gallery featuring top contemporary local, national, and international artists. Produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, SHINE has created nearly 150 murals throughout downtown and the surrounding arts districts since 2015.
The SHINE® Mural Festival is the first in the world to have an accessible audio tour and the technology to instantly connect mural viewers to online content via PixelStix. This interactive technology is now being used by other mural organizations nationwide.
The SHINE® Mural Festival takes place every October. Follow SHINE on Facebook & Instagram at @ShineOnStPete for event updates!
Click here to learn about the most recent SHINE® St. Petersburg Mural Festival.
The St. Pete Arts Alliance hosts workshops, classes, talks and special events to bring our arts community together. Many are free – and online events are often recorded for later viewing.
In addition, our members and artist grantees are quite busy in the community. Check our calendar below to see what artsy event you can attend next!
Celebrate Artists and Art-lovers
MUSE celebrates the diversity of all the arts and culture in St. Petersburg and pays tribute to the remarkable talent and variety that can be discovered around every corner of our amazing city.
What has become the most talked about art party of the season is where guests enjoy spontaneous performances and vignettes featuring the best in local performing and visual arts; gourmet delicacies and cool libations; interactive art opportunities and, of course, the celebration of MUSE award winners.
The MUSE Awards are presented by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to celebrate the artists and art-lovers in our community. No stiff tuxes, no boring speeches – it’s a pARTy to uniquely honor the creative individuals who spark St. Petersburg.
Our annual winter benefit for the arts is an opportunity to support the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and its many programs to fund grants for artists, students, strengthen education, advocacy and help us shine a spotlight on artists and arts supporters, who inspire and guide St. Petersburg as a thriving City of the Arts.
Usually held in February, this is an evening to re-energize and renew our commitment to collaborating all year long to make St. Petersburg truly a City of the Arts.
SPAA celebrates the following awards during MUSE every year:
- Visual Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, film making and media arts.
- Performance Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts.
- Literary Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, playwriting, screen writing, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.
- Patrons of the Arts Award that recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts.
- Arts Ambassador Award that recognizes beloved St. Petersburg arts supporters who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts.
- Art and Technology Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the field of Arts and Technology which includes but not limited to digital media, integrative technologies, and immersive audience experiences.
BECOME A MUSE SPONSOR
These sponsorships help to support the SHINE Mural Festival; publish the ArtBeat newsletter; support Arts Education in school and after school through awards and programming; and conduct education sessions for artists, non-profits and creative businesses. In addition your support allows SPAA to continue to do the important work by supporting our City of the Arts.
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Save the Date!
Brian Auld & the Tampa Bay Rays and Rowdies Named Arts Advocates of the Year!
May 7, 2023 from 11am-2pm at the Historic Rutland-Farley Estate
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA) invites you to our annual Garden Party Brunch to celebrate the impact of the arts on the growth of our city. Join us as we honor Brian Auld & the Tampa Bay Rays and Rowdies at Hats Off to Performing Arts. Enjoy special live performances, and brunch-inspired delights and a live and silent auction in support of the arts!
Meet and mingle outside on the grounds of this beautiful estate while enjoying special live performances, and brunch and beverages. Your experience begins with live theatrical, movement, and musical performances throughout the beautiful gardens overlooking the bay. Support SPAA’s work for the arts in our community, and most importantly, the honoring of Brian Auld and the Tampa Bay Rays and Rowdies, Arts Advocate of the Year.
Let’s make the event even more fun by donning a fantastic hat that speaks to your own creative genius. Special prizes will be awarded to the “Most Beautiful,” “Most Creative,” and “Most Humorous” hat.
For information on sponsorships for this event, please contact Terry Marks at email@example.com
Tickets go on sale 3/29/23