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9/2/2015 Member News
ANNOUNCING MORE SPF15 EVENTS

 

 September 2, 2015
 For Immediate Release, Please
 Contact:  John Collins, 727.518.5142,   john@stpeteartsalliance.org

 

ANNOUNCING MORE SPF15 EVENTS

Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg, in conjunction with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, are promoting a new St. Petersburg Festival 2015, known as “SPF 15” for short, to run September 11-27, 2015. 

SPF 15 features some 60 events and activities being produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the City’s five unique arts districts.

The festival is produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, presented by the
Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg. 

Attached is a list of updated events.

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SPF15  St. Petersburg Festival

1. SHINE - St. Petersburg Mural Festival
Sept. 1 – 12
Murals will “premiere” Sept. 12
International and national mural artists will paint 14 across St. Petersburg. The SHINE Mural Festival was created illuminate the power of art in public spaces to revitalize areas, inspire dialogue and unite the community – while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg’s creative and vibrant spirit.
Info:  http://shineonstpete.com/

2. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
Your Real Stories presents, "My Soul Looks Back: The Decades of Day Work Photographic Exhibit"
Sept. 8 - 18 
Archival photos and new portraits showcase the people who shared their stories about the real life institution of domestic day work from 1930's through the 1970's. Each photo offers a glimpse into the often strained and sometimes familial bonds that grew up between the families of black maids and their white employers.  Open Tuesday-Friday, Noon.  Free Admission
Info:  www.woodsonmuseum.org

3. SPF 15 | Culinary Arts
Sept 11 - 27
3 Restaurants, 3 Courses, $30
• The Parkshore Grill
• 400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse
• The Hangar Restaurant and Fight Lounge
Info: www.gotosteves.com

4. The Palladium Theater – Hough Hall
An Evening with Vic DiBitetto, Comedy
Friday, Sept. 11, 8 PM
Tickets:  $25.00 - $45.00 
Tickets available only from The Mahaffey
(727) 893-7832
A comedic force of nature, Vic DiBitetto is an Italian-American from Brooklyn whose laugh-out-loud delivery pulls no punches!  Known as “a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden”, Vic is best known for Bread and Milk and other quirky You Tube videos. He’s currently onscreen with Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
Info:  www.themahaffey.com

5. Studio@620 Presents
Take Me Home
Thursday – Sunday, Sept. 11 - 13
World premiere by local playwright Scavinold (aka Kevin Hinckley)
Info:  http://www.thestudioat620.org/

6. Your Real Stories presents "Bicycle Stories"
Sponsored by Shift St. Pete,
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 AM -12 Noon and 3 - 5 PM
Wheely Alive, 1006 Central Ave.
The public is invited to share personal bicycle stories that could be about learning to ride, your best bike trip or how you met someone special on a bicycle built for two.  Program coordinated by Wheely ALive's Camille Soleil and Dawn Rowlan

7. Morean Arts Center Opening Night:  Leave a Message
Saturday, Sept. 12, 5 - 9 PM
Graffiti art has a long and rich history in the United States, and the Sunshine State is home to many artists who buck the authorities in order to make their talents known in our streets.  This exhibition highlights the works of some of them, complete with an entire graffiti wall.   Free Admission
Info: http://www.moreanartscenter.org/

8. St. Petersburg Second Saturday Art Walk
Saturday, Sept. 12, 5 – 9 PM
ArtWalk presents artists, studios and galleries in five districts as one arts destination.  ArtWalk is opening night in St. Petersburg as artists in all disciplines premier new works in a festive, engaging evening.  ArtWalk has free trolley transportation for a fun, safe festival experience.
Info:  www.stpeteartsalliance.org

9. USFSP 50th Anniversary Celebration
Community Block Party at the USFSP Campus
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 – 3 PM
Celebrate USFSP’s 50th Anniversary with this event that is free and open to the public. This event will feature vendors, entertainment, kids activities, the co-naming of 2nd Street as University Way and AARP Card Presentation to USFSP.

10. The Palladium Theater – Side Door
Denise Moore and Then Some, Jazz
Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 PM
Standards along with the music of Dusty Springfield, Carol King, Dione Warwick and more!
Tickets: (727) 822-3590
Info: www.mypalladium.org

11. 26th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's Launch Party
Salvador Dali Museum.
Saturday, Sept. 12,
7 PM Enjoy the Night at The Salvador Dali Museum
9 PM Launch Party Program / Awards
Trailers of the Upcoming Festival Films, along with announcement of visiting VIP and Talent to Debut during this special event.
Tickets: $40 pre-order and $45 at the door
Info: https://tiglff.com/tiglff_events/tiglff-26-launch-party/

12. Duncan McClellan Gallery
Sunday, Sept. 13, 12 Noon
DMG Glass and 3 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
The Duncan McClellan Gallery will present “Minnesota Makers” featuring Thomas Maras and Todd Cameron, two young and accomplished glass artists from Minnesota.  They will give a free, collaborative glassblowing demonstration at the Duncan McClellan Gallery from noon to 1 PM.  At 3 PM they will lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.  The lecture is free with Museum admission.
Info:  http://www.fine-arts.org/

13. Craftsman House
           Sunday, Sept. 13
Two shows: 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
The Craftsman House presents Singer Songwriter – Richard Shindell
American roots music just doesn't get any better than Richard Shindell. His past shows have sold out early.
Tickets:  $25 / $30
Info: http://www.craftsmanhousegallery.com/events.html

14. Opening Night Party
St. Pete Art & Fashion Week (SPAFW)
Monday, Sept. 14, 7 – 10 PM
Tickets: $100.00 VIP wristband or by invitation
An elegant evening of art & fashion to kick off SPAFW.
Raw Studios, 2338 Emerson Ave South
Info:  www.StPeteArtFashionWeek.com

15. St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Green Bench Conversation: The impact of the Arts on St. Petersburg
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Hot Shop demonstration; 7:15 to 8:00 PM
The event is free for chamber members and $10 for non-members.
Register: stpete.com

16. St Petersburg Preservation
Movies in the Park Announcement Party
The DEN @The Ale & The Witch
Sept15, Doors open 5 PM, Buffet & Announcements 6-7:30
Join St. Petersburg Preservation on Tuesday, September 15th, as they announce the film titles and live bands for their Fall Movies in the Park.  There are five Thursdays in October, plus a bonus movie during the Central Avenue Solstice on the west side of St Pete!   Afterward the movie announcement, head downstairs into the courtyard to enjoy the Tuesday Music Series hosted by Jun Bustamante from 8pk-10pm.   Her special guests for this evening will be singer-songwriter J.W. Teller from Asheville, NC. and rock & roll from Black Coast Royals.  $10 donation gets you a wristband to enjoy a full hot and cold buffet food spread and a non-alcoholic beverage.  Proceeds go to St Petersburg Preservation. Capacity is limited to 100 people!
Info & Tickets:  www.stpetepreservation.org

17. Boutique Style Night
St. Pete Art & Fashion Week
Cerulean Blue, 400 Beach Drive NE, Suite 161
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fashion presentation and wine tasting.
Tickets: FREE
Info:  www.StPeteArtFashionWeek.com

18. Making of the Runway
St. Pete Art & Fashion Week
The Amsterdam, 1049 Central Ave
Wednesday, September 16, 4 PM
Local artists and the public are invited to assist in painting the fashion show runway graffiti / street art style, paint will be provided.
Tickets:  FREE
Info:  www.StPeteArtFashionWeek.com

19. AARP Tampa Bay Presents Culture, Cocktails & Connections
The Dali Museum
Thursday, Sept. 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tickets:  FREE for AARP members and their guests, but parking at the Dali may be $10.00
John Kopf, Chief Curator, Deputy Director of the Dali will present “Dali and Morse’s – History of Dali”.
Light hors d’ouevres and cocktails will be available.
Registration is required.  Please RSVP at:  https://aarp.cvent.com/SeptDali

20. St. Petersburg City Theatre Gala @ St. Petersburg Museum of History
Wednesday, Sept.16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Tickets: $50.00
Box Office at 727-866-1973.
St. Petersburg City Theatre will celebrate its 90-year history of bringing live theatre and arts education to the community with an exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of History in the fall of 2015.
Info: http://www.spcitytheatre.org/90th-celebration-museum-exhibit

21. Studio@620 Presents
Say! What? Play Reading Series
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 PM
Play reading series with Fanni Green and Erica Sutherlan
Info:  http://www.thestudioat620.org/

22. Model Photo Shoot
St. Pete Art & Fashion Week
Location TBD
Thursday, Sept. 17, 4 PM
Tickets:  FREE
The public is invited to view a live photo shoot of the Official 2015 SPAFW Models.
Info:  www.StPeteArtFashionWeek.com

23. Opening Night:  American Stage Theatre Company
Intimate Apparel
Friday, Sept.18, 8 PM
Box Office:  727-823-7529
“INTIMATE APPAREL” is the first production of American Stage’s 2015-16 season.  Preshow cocktail party at 7 p.m. and a post-show dessert party with the cast.  The performances continue September 19, 20 and beyond through October 11.
Info:  https://www.americanstage.org/

24. St. Petersburg City Theatre
Season Opening Night
Crimes of the Heart
Friday, Sept. 18, 8 PM
Talk back after the Sept. 20th 2 PM matinee.
www.sptecitytheatre.org

25. The Palladium Theater – Side Door
Selwyn Birchwood Band, Blues
Friday, Sept. 18, 8 PM AND Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 PM
Tickets:  GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00 advance, $18.00 day of show. RESERVED: $30.00
Rolling Stone calls Birchwood “major player; highly recommended.”  Birchwood catapulted in 2013 to local Palladium fave to shooting star when he won Memphis’ world-renowned International Blues Challenge beating out 125 other bands from the U.S. and abroad. He also took home the Albert King Guitarist of The Year Award.
info: http://www.mypalladium.org/category/side-door-cabaret

26. Studio@620 Presents
Take Me Home
Friday – Saturday, Sept. 10-13 and 18-19
World premiere by local playwright Scavinold (aka Kevin Hinckley)
Info:  http://www.thestudioat620.org/

27. Art Inspired
St. Pete Art & Fashion Week
Genius Central, 2232 5th Ave. S.
Friday, Sept. 18, 6 - 9 PM
Tickets: $5 Donation
Live art presentation and local artist display.
Info:  www.StPeteArtFashionWeek.com

28. Eat Rich, Play Dirty
Morean Art Center Benefit
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 PM
Tickets:  $100.00
Eat Rich, Play Dirty is an experience that will ignite ALL of your senses!  The Morean Arts Center, at the Historic Train Station presents a tantalizing night of live music, decadent food and drink and hands-on-activities.  Tickets are available at www.MoreanArtsCenter.org or by call Guest Services at 727-822-7872.  Ticket includes a tantalizing night of live music, decadent food, delicious drinks and a lot of fun, hands-on activities.

29. International Curry Festival
Vinoy Park
Saturday, Sept. 19, Noon
Tickets:  http://internationalcurryfestival.com/
Chili Pepper Eating Contest, Cooking Demonstrations.  Curry Competition
Music. Vendors.

30. Grand Central District’s St. Pete Oktoberfest
Saturday, Sept 19, 1-11 PM
Tickets:  FREE General Admission, with a charge for beer and food vendors
St. Pete Oktoberfest returns to the Grand Central District as an all-day, family friendly event that is a fundraiser for the Grand Central District Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  St. Pete Oktoberfest will include a lineup of entertainment featuring local bands, authentic German food, arts/crafts vendors, a kids’ area, a series of Oktoberfest-themed games and BEER! 
Info:  www.stpeteoktoberfest.com/#sthash.af9hfydx.dpuf

31. Runway Fashion Show
St. Pete Art & Fashion Week
One Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave
Saturday, Sept. 19, 6 – 10 PM
Tickets: $20.00 Early Bird / $25.00 at the door
5th Annual SPAFW Runway Fashion Show featuring 8 Florida designers, vendors, music, cocktails, and hors d’ouvres.
Info:  www.StPeteArtFashionWeek.com

32. O Som Do Jazz premieres new music composed by David Manson
SPC Music Center
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 PM
Supported by an Individual Artist Grant from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, this free concert features new works fusing various Brazilian styles (Samba, Afoxê, Coco, Baião, ) with Bossa Nova and jazz. Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson will be featured with the sextet including Alejandro Arenas, Mark Feinman, Jeremy Douglass, Austin Vickrey & David Manson.  This free concert is a jazz scholarship benefit for St. Petersburg College music students. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Info: www.osomdojazz.com

33. 1st Annual Block Party
Answered Prayers Project Benefit
Saturday Sept. 19, 7 PM, 400 23rd Street South
Tickets:  $75.00
Join us for a relaxed evening filled with working with clay, great food, live music, interactive games and a massive amount of clay all benefitting the Answered Prayers Project. 
Info: www.answeredprayersproject.org.

34. A Simple Theatre’s Season Event
Eckerd College campus
Monday, Sept. 21, 7 PM
A Simple theatre will present feature a reading of an episode of the Brady Bunch. There will be an all-star cast including Mayor Kriseman, Commissioner Ken Welch, Paul Tash, Sophia Wiesnewska Ph.D., Lenice Emanuel, Beth Houghton, Nathan Stonecipher, Chris Steinocher and Sylvia Rusche.
http://www.asimpletheatre.org/
 
35. GOTOSTEVE’S Tour Of Chefs Wine Dinner
Featuring wines from Clos Pegase
Parkshore Grill - Wine Cellar Banquet Room
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 PM
Tickets:  $100.00 per person (plus tax & tip)
Featuring Chefs, food and libations
Limited Seating -  60
Chef Charles Bandel - Café Gala @ The Dali
Chef Ana Granucci - 400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse
Chef Jason Vargo - Aqua Prime
Chef Tyson Grant - Parkshore Grill
Chef Matt Smith - The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge
50% of the proceeds to benefit The Arts and Music Program for Kids at All Children’s Hospital
RSPV to dine@parkshoregrill.com

36. The Palladium Theater – Side Door
Jazz! Nate Najar, Check Redd and Tommy Cecil
36. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 PM
Tickets:  GENERAL ADMISSION: $16.00 advance, $22.00 day of show.
RESERVED: $30.00
Box Office – 727-822-3590, 253 Fifth Avenue N.
Three huge jazz musicians onstage and close-up in Tampa Bay’s best jazz listening room. Guitarist Nate Najar along with two Balto./D.C. jazz powerhouses - Chuck Redd on drums and vibraphone, and Tommy Cecil on bass.
info: www.mypalladium.org

37. St. Pete Wine & Food Festival
Festival Pairings Dinner
Benefit for the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
The Birchwood Hotel Ballroom
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 PM
Tickets:  $175.00
An artful dinner like no other!  Starting with a sparkling wine and cheese reception and followed with a coursed dinner paired with specially selected wines, our Pairings Dinner is an elaborate, intimate event for the true wine and food connoisseur.  We’ll have a sommelier discussing each wine and how it complements the food served. 
Info: http://www.stpetewineandfoodfest.com/portfolio/pairings-dinner/

38. The Palladium Theater – Side Door
Brendan Nolan, Celtic
Friday, Sept. 25, 8PM
Back by popular demand, the singer/songwriter and guitarist returns to the intimate Side Door.
Info: www.mypalladium.org

39. BEER Night St. Pete
A St. Petersburg Wine & Food Festival Event
Friday, Sept. 25
4:30 – 9:30 PM (North Straub Park)
4:30 PM: VIP Admission
5:30 PM: General Admission
Tickets:  $65 general;  $85 VIP
Located under elegant white tents in gorgeous, waterfront North Straub Park, Beer Night St. Pete is a craft beer enthusiasts’ dream. Featuring over 100 beer and cider selections from local, regional, and national breweries and all-inclusive food from area establishments, Beer Night is the perfect chance to experience first hand Tampa Bay’s emerging craft beer scene. In fact, the area was voted the second best beer town in America by USA Today!
Info: http://www.stpetewineandfoodfest.com/

40. St. Petersburg Wine & Food Festival
Grand Tastings
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27
Tickets:  $95.00 - $125.00
The Festival’s signature event features Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon sessions.  Fine wines, sample fare from the area’s best restaurants, and free cooking demonstrations from local and world-renowned chefs.  Our refined, upscale grand tasting for those who like great food, fine art and gourmet products.  One ticket provides access to all you can drink, eat and experience Bacchanalian
Info: http://www.stpetewineandfoodfest.com/

41. St. Petersburg Wine & Food Festival Package
Thursday - Sunday, Sept. 24 - 27
Tickets:  4-Day All-in VIP Package  $495.00
Price includes ticket to Pairings Dinner (Thurs.), Beer Night (Fri.), and two-day Grand Tastings (Sat-Sun). VIP may access event one hour prior to general admission & access VIP lounge (excluding Pairings Dinner). MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND
Info: http://www.stpetewineandfoodfest.com/

42. ArtsXchange Benefit @ 515 22nd Street South
Friday, Sept. 25, 7 PM
Tickets: $60.00
The ArtsXchange is a 2.75 acre complex, with several warehouses under renovation to provide affordable artist workspace. Join us for a night crafted for the artisan enthusiast!  Arts on Tap exposes the local arts renaissance taking place in St. Pete along with the craft beer, wine, live art demos and local music that Tampa Bay has to offer.   Arts on Tap proceeds benefit the ArtsXchange project whose mission is to create sustainable, affordable art studios and educational space in the greater Midtown community.  Live art demos, music and food sponsors to be announced soon!
Info:  http://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.com/event-1989080

43. CARMADA – Creative Pinellas
Duke Energy Plaza
Saturday, Sept. 26
CARMADA brings murals off the walls and onto four wheels with a colorful art car showcase.  More than a dozen vehicles, hand painted by regional artists are transformed live on-site.  Enjoy music and family-friendly crafts throughout the afternoon during this free community event located on the Plaza between the Dali and the Mahaffey.  www.creativepinellas.org

44. Great Explorations
The Great Extravaganza: Rendezvous in Rio – Annual Gala
St. Petersburg Coliseum
Saturday, Sept. 26, 5:30 PM
Tickets:  visit the website listed below
Guests will be transported to Rio de Janeiro’s famous Carnival with live entertainment including aerialists, samba dancers, capoeira fighters and more! Enjoy Brazil’s signature cocktails, authentic cuisine, dancing and impressive live and silent auction items.
Info:  http://greatex.org/calendar/rio2015

45. Central Avenue Solstice Street Festival
Saturday, Sept. 26, Sunup to Sundown
Tickets:  FREE
An all-day celebration of Art, Music, Food, Antiques, Tattoos, local businesses and more.  The Central Avenue Solstice Street Festival takes place along the Central Avenue corridor on the Saturday closest to the date that the sun rises on the east end of Central Avenue and sets into the Gulf of Mexico on the west end of Central.   Participating districts include the Downtown Business Association, the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Central Arts District, the EDGE District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, the Deuces, the Professional District and the West Central Village.  The Solstice Festival ends in West Central Village Sunset Park at 7:21 PM, including movies in the park presented by St. Petersburg Preservation Association.
Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/404851069639507/

46. Presented by Great Bay Distributors
Bud & Burgers
Al Lang Stadium
Saturday, Sept 26, 4:00 PM
Free Admission
Live Music Entertainment featuring local bands; local restaurants like Fresh Go, Locale, and others featuring their best burger.  Activities for kids.  It’s a new event.  We don’t have a website for Al Lang yet.  Great Bay is paying for the Live Entertainment.  It’s a festival atmosphere.  It’s music and local culture. Local Restaurants selling the best burgers in St. Petersburg!
Info: Call 892.5736

47. You Are My Sunshine
One Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave.
Saturday, Sept. 26, All Day
Tickets:  FREE
The Sunrise Skyscraper…
…It’s what you get when you combine a towering 28 story building, 3D motion graphics over 15,000 square feet and 100,000 lumens.  A can’t miss masterpiece of live entertainment and art.  1,000 rays of moving sunshine powered by social media hash-tags will light up the west facing façade of One Progress Tower, transforming the tallest building in St. Pete into a dramatic sunrise after dark.

48. TBBCA Chalk Walk
South Straub Park
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27
A celebration of Art on the pavement.  Professional artists and young artists create art before the eyes of onlookers, creating a magical experience in an open-air museum of art.  The street festival takes place on sidewalks around South Straub Park. Presented in partnership with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.  TBBCA Chalk Walks, held annually since 2006, are free, family-friendly community events enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of art appreciation.  info: www.tbbca.org

49. Arts Alive – FREE MUSEUM DAY
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 PM to 3 PM
Participating museums include:
a. Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum
b. Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg
c. Florida Holocaust Museum
d. The Dali Museum (Pinellas County residents only)
e. Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center
f. Morean Arts Center
g. Morean Center for Clay
h. Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop
i. St. Petersburg Museum of History

50. The Palladium Theater – Hough Hall
25-piece Bogus Pomp Orchestra Performs the Music of Frank Zappa
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 PM
Tickets:  RESERVED: $24.50, $34.50, $44.50.
Box Office – 727-822-3590, 253 Fifth Avenue N.
The big ol’ honkin Bogus Pomp orchestra has been performing Zappa’s music for more than 20 years. When they performed this music with The Florida Orchestra in sold out performances, a new format was born which featured 10 players from Bogus Pomp and 15 from The Florida Orchestra. It is this format that will be featured for this performance in acoustically perfect Hough Hall! Led by Bogus Pomp guitarist Jerry Outlaw, the scores were specially written for this performance and will feature some of Zappa’s most interesting and beautiful melodies.
Info:  www.mypalladium.org

51. Celebrate Sinatra St. Petersburg
One Progress Plaza Saturday
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 PM
Tickets:  Purchase tickets beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 23 for $65.00 per person; $75.00 per person and sales will end at 3 PM on Saturday, Sept. 26.  Some tickets may be available at the door.
Black tie optional
Dancing to Great American Standards performed by our big band orchestra with male and female vocalists.
MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ATTEND. 
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/806146869436215/

52. Studio Shakespeare: Othello
A condensed staged reading presented by St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival
Saturday, Sept.26, 7 PM
Big Noise Institute - 1920 4th St North
Pay what you can! Light refreshments served
Seating is limited, doors open at 6 PM

ONGOING -- Throughout the three weeks.

53. Florida CraftArt Mural Tours
Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 AM
Tickets: $19.00 Adults; $11.00 Children
The Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg is proud to present Walking Mural Tours every Saturday morning starting at Florida CraftArt. Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals found in the four-block tour.
Tours can be booked by calling 727-821-7391 during business hours (Mon-Sat 10-5:30) Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling 727-821-7391 or emailing info@floridacraftart.org.  A portion of the proceeds from the tours will be used to fund future murals.
Info:  www.floridacraftart.org

54. Escher at the Dali
The Dali Museum
This special exhibition will highlight M.C. Escher, a renowned artist, whose visual illusions puzzle and delight audiences worldwide, and is best known for his “impossible constructions” and use of tessellation. The robust exhibit will feature 135 works covering Escher’s entire artistic career, including an array of his most recognizable works such as “Drawing Hands,” “Reptiles” and “Waterfall” alongside rarely exhibited early drawings of family members, panoramas of exotic landscapes and historic architecture of Italy and Spain, original preparatory sketches, mezzotints and more.  “Escher at the Dali” will feature prints, drawings, a sculpture, wood blocks, a lithograph stone and posters drawn by the artist to explain his printing techniques. The exhibit will delve into his exploration of infinity through tessellation, in which shapes fit together perfectly without overlapping, including an enormous woodcut “Metamorphosis” (1939-40) which spans 13-1/2 feet. 
Info: http://thedali.org/exhibit/escher/#sthash.bsEKTJRB.dpuf

55. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
1. Five Decades of Photography at the MFA:  Featuring the Dandrew-Drapkin Collection
The MFA continues its 50th anniversary celebration with this expansive survey of photography. The photographers represented read like a “Who’s Who in Photography”: Henry Fox Talbot, Édouard Baldus, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Julia Margaret Cameron, Margaret Bourke-White, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, Lewis Hine, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kértesz, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Minor White, Ilse Bing, Paul Strand, Aaron Siskind, Clarence John Laughlin, Richard Avedon, Jerry Uelsmann, Diane Arbus, Kenro Izu, and Cindy Sherman. The list could go on and on.
2.  Images of the Floating World and Beyond: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Extended through Sunday, September 13
Japanese prints were last shown as a group at the MFA during the 40th anniversary year in 2005, and the majority of the more than 40 works in this new exhibition are on view for the first time. One of the world’s great artistic traditions, Japanese prints are known for their technical accomplishment, superlative design, and sheer beauty. The selections in this show extend from the late eighteenth century to an example from the twenty-first.
3. 50 Artworks for 50 Years
50 Artworks for 50 Years is a celebration of the art donors who gave generously from their individual collections in recognition of the Museum of Fine Arts 50th Anniversary in 2015.  More than 50 works contributed in a variety of media will be displayed throughout the year at the Museum.
4. Michelangelo to Miles: A Music & Art Appreciation Series,
Wednesday, Sept. 16 10 AM
5. Meet the Artist @ Museum Store
Thursday Sept. 17 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Artist, Traer Price:  Creator of custom copper jewelry,
6. Kidding Around Yoga
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 - 11 AM
7. MFA: Make and Take
Tie-Dyed Bags, Sept. 19, 11 AM - 2 PM
8. Gallery Talk on Five Decades of Photography @ the Museum of Fine Arts
by Robin O’Dell, Manager of Photographic Collections,
Sunday, Sept. 20,
9. ILLUMINATE
Monday, Sept. 21 10 - 11:30 AM
10. Michelangelo to Miles:  A Music & Art Appreciation Series,
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 10 AM
Info:  http://www.fine-arts.org/

56.  The Florida Holocaust Museum
1. Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay
An original exhibition of The Florida Holocaust Museum
Presented by the Tampa Bay Times
Most histories of the American Civil Rights Movement focus on the efforts by national leaders and organizations to end legal racial discrimination in places like Alabama and Mississippi. Despite its reputation as a popular tourist destination and retirement area, Tampa Bay was one of the most racially segregated metropolitan areas in the U.S. South at the dawn of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Beaches, Benches and Boycotts tells the story of numerous local civil rights struggles between the mid-1950s and the early 1970s and provides an intimate look at the leaders, the everyday people on the ground, and the major events that together ended Jim Crow segregation. On display through December Info:  https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/
2. This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
Presented by Bank of America
This Light of Ours presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers – men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement. The exhibition is comprised of 157 black and white photographs, the majority of which were taken in Mississippi and Alabama between 1963 and 1966. This Light of Ours is an exhibition organized by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by the Bruce W. Bastian Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. On display through December 1.
Info:  https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/

57.  St. Petersburg Museum of History
1. Florida's Wildlife Corridor – The Photography of Carlton Ward, Jr.
Info:  www.spmoh.org/FLWildlife
Inspired by the 2012 and 2015 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expeditions, this photography exhibit provides a virtual expedition to experience some of Florida’s most fantastic wildlife and native habitats. Award-winning conservation photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. selected each photograph to be a window into Florida’s natural habitat within the Corridor. The survival of these diverse landscapes and unique species of wildlife depends on our ability to keep them connected. 
2. Crate Expectations – An Artsy Look at Citrus History
Recognized as Florida folk art – colorful and iconic citrus crate labels create an art exhibit that shares the story of one of Florida's largest and best known industries. From oranges to grapefruits and freighters to roadside stands, the citrus industry helped shape the Sunshine State. Sponsored by Florida Orange Groves Winery. 
Info:  www.spmoh.org/CrateExpectations

 

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