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Head to St. Petersburg for Art Walk
After seven long months, St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk returns. Although it doesn’t look quite the same — due to COVID-19, the trolleys won’t run, so you’ll definitely get your steps in as you stroll from place to place (and you might want to think about driving to locations like the Black Lives Matter street mural in front of the Carter Woodson Museum at 2240 9th Ave. S. (the museum itself remains closed.)
The Second Saturday ArtWalk, organized by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, takes you to five different parts of St. Pete, all suspiciously close to downtown (where’s our west side ArtWalk, hmmm?): Galleries in the Central Arts District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, and the downtown Waterfront Arts District will welcome in-real-life visitors. Every venue could have different COVID guidelines, so bring a mask and come prepared to enjoy art at a socially distanced pace. Our pick: Steven Kenny, whose work you can see at ARTicles. Mask up and get your art on in St. Petersburg Saturday! Note that each venue has different hours and while, in a pre-COVID world, the ArtWalk took place at night, in the interest of social distancing, it’s now an all-day-and-part-of-the-night affair.
Venues with in-real-life Second Saturday experiences include:
Art Fusion Galleries,106 Central Ave. N. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
ARTicles Art Gallery & the Leslie Curran Gallery, 1445 Central Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
ArtLofts, 10 5th St. N. 12-7 p.m.
ArtsXchange Gallery and Studios, 515 22nd St. S., 727-256-0821. 6-9 p.m.
The Bula Barua Gallery, 501 Central Ave., 727-900-1063. 12-6 p.m.
Charlie Parker Pottery, 2724 6th Ave. S., 727-321-2071 . 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Craftsman House Gallery *Café*Pottery Studio – 2955 Central Ave., 727-323-2787. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Creative Art Studios at 400, 400 23rd. St. S. 5-8 p.m.
Dominice Gilbert Sculpture Studio 2341 1st Ave. S., 708-990-2544. 5-9 p.m.
Florida CraftArt,501 Central Ave., 727-821-7391. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Graphi-ko Gallery, 669 Central Ave., 727-667-8126. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Luis Sottil Studios St. Pete, 400 Beach Dr. NE, Ste. 146, 727-220-1567. 12-8 p.m.
Artists at the Mirella Cimato Art Gallery, 2145 1st Ave. S., 727-823-2040. 5-7 p.m.
Morean Arts Center & Glass Studio, 719 Central Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Many fantastic artists here, but we’re particularly enchanted with Bob the Robot by Marcus Aurelieus.
Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S., 727-896-2529. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Still on exhibit: Tess Oldfield’s work.
Rock Shop Fine Gems & Jewelry, 529 Central Ave. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Shapiro’s Gallery – 300 Beach Dr. NE, 727-894-2111. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Soft Water Studios – 515 22nd St. S., 727-480-8754. 5-8 p.m.
St. Pete Art Works , 2412 Central Ave., 727-71-7716. 5-8 p.m. Exhibit: Above and Below: Selected Work by Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall showcases watercolor, two-dimensional mixed media, and kiln-formed glass. All work embodies the feeling of living along the coast.
Studio@620 – 620 1st Ave. S. 2-8 p.m., but only by appointment, which you can make here (and you really, really want to do that, because, well, they have some amazing photography on exhibit and also, we’ve never seen anything we didn’t love at the Studio.
Studio 521 @ 4 Gats, 521 27th St. S. 207-794-4690. 5-9 p.m. Featuring Randy Colbath sculpture.
Sunshine City Arts @ The St. Pete Pier Marketplace 727-424-5245. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. All the art here comes from St. Petersburg artists.
Wyland Gallery, 400 Beach Dr. NE, #146. 727-201-8285. 12-8 p.m.