2020 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Mason Schwacke

There are many ways to SUPPORT St. Petersburg’s thriving arts community. From Arts Advocacy to becoming an Arts Business Partner, your actions and your choices make a crucial difference.

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. 


SPAA is YOUR alliance. Our work supports everyone who lives, works, and creates in our City of the Arts. From Funding Futures to SHINE Mural Festival and everything in between, we want to be your support system at every stage of your journey in the arts.

When you become a St. Petersburg Arts Alliance member, you join a community of artists, art lovers, and local businesses united through creativity and innovation. Our new membership program is designed to support you through networking, education, grants, promotional, and professional development opportunities.

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.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

  • American Stage
    • (Ongoing)  American Stage is seeking Box Office, Ushers, and Concessions Volunteers. Apply Here!
  • The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
    • (Ongoing) Applications for the docent program at The James Museum are now open. Apply Here!
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete
    • (Ongoing) The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete seeks volunteers in the following areas: Docents, Family Programs, Membership, Special Events/Community Outreach, Museum Shop, and Administration. Apply Here!
  • Warehouse Arts District Association
    • (Ongoing) The Warehouse Arts District Association seeks volunteers in the following areas: Second Saturday ArtWalk, Gallery “Guardian”, ArtsXploration Classes, Marketing Committee, Membership Committee. Contact to Apply!

St. Petersburg Arts Nonprofits: please submit volunteer opportunities to to be listed on our website!

Volunteer with SPAA

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 


For any questions about volunteering, please email

The Arts Alliance office is currently located in the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, with on-street or Sundial Garage parking.





On the local, state and national levels – now more than ever – the ARTS need strong advocates.


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.