Virtual Fundraising Celebration to Benefit the St. Pete Arts Community December 6-13

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance believes deeply in the power of creativity to bring community together. During these difficult times, we are searching for ways to generate income, share the arts online and keep creative businesses going.  

We will host our first ever virtual silent auction benefit – the CURATE ST. PETE | Arts Fair, starting on December 6. We’re looking for donations of artworks, gift certificates, everything from sailing cruises, vacation rentals and classes, to performance events and arts experiences valued at least $150, for this fundraising auction.

The CURATE ST. PETE | Arts Fair will spotlight artists and their work, providing them with an online presence for direct sales during the holiday season.

Sponsored by Duke Energy, art sales will be split to benefit both the artists and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Our goal is to develop a new website platform next year that will provide more access for St. Pete artists sell their art online.

Online bidding will begin December 6 and culminate with a virtual celebration and live auction on Sunday, December 13 at 7 p.m. The benefit is chaired by Steve and Marie Beaty.

SPAA recently created CURATE ST. PETE | Gallery Tours at to support our studios and galleries, providing access to those without the resources to establish and maintain a virtual creative business.

Currently 28 video tours shine a spotlight on St. Petersburg artists and gallerists while “touring” inside their creative businesses. The Alliance hopes to increase the number of tours, marketing our creative businesses under one umbrella website.

For more information, to donate auction items or contribute to this event, please contact John Collins, SPAA’s Executive Director at