When you explore local galleries and visit artist studios during Second Saturday ArtWalk and shop local – you’re supporting working artists. When you take a class, attend a performance, volunteer at an arts organization or write a letter supporting arts in schools, you’re part of the arts in St. Petersburg.
When you donate to the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, you help us provide professional training for artists, assist student artists, and support community arts projects. Your contribution helps us organize arts events open to everyone – Second Saturday ArtWalk and the SHINE Mural Festival – and celebrate the arts and working artists every day.
Volunteers are vital to SPAA as we advocate for the arts, empower artists and creative businesses, drive arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg and support in-school, after-school and professional education programs. Both in-person and virtual volunteering opportunities are available.
We’re excited to introduce a variety of volunteering initiatives that will help us unite the community in support of the arts.
SPAA has several large events each year, and we continue to coordinate additional experiences to uplift, support, and advocate for the arts and artists in St Pete. Event volunteers greet and check-in guests, help with set up or break down, and foster a friendly and welcoming social environment for all. Annual events include:
- SHINE Mural Festival
- MUSE Awards
- ACE Principals Breakfast, and other arts education events
- SPAA Garden Party, and other fundraising events throughout the year
To sign up for current volunteer opportunities, please visit our POINT Page!
For any questions about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts Alliance office is currently located in the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, with on-street or Sundial Garage parking.
Throughout the summer of 2022, SPAA invited local performing artists and leaders to a 3-series retreat. The goal was for SPAA staff and leadership to listen, learn, and collaborate with artists and organizations to explore needs, and find a unified vision for the growth and impact of the performing arts in our city. Each retreat focused on key components in St Pete’s Comprehensive Arts Strategy, defining how SPAA can help to actively strengthen the presence and influence of Performing Artists and Organizations in St Petersburg.