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3/29/2016 Member News
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance presents the next Business Continuing Education Session April 21, 2016

March 29, 2016

For Immediate Release, Please

Contact:  John Collins, 727.518.5142,

Public Display and Commission of Art

Protect your image.  What rights do you have with murals and other works?    

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance presents a free arts Business Continuing Education session at The Greenhouse, Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Coffee and networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by presentation from 9-10 a.m. 

Whether you're a painter, mural artist, crafter or other public artisan, your works can be protected from theft, copying.  They can be sold, shared and licensed, but you need to learn more about your rights.  This session will be particularly helpful for the mural artists, especially those interested in working with SHINE or other public art projects.                                                                                                         

Zachary Messa, attorney at Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, spoke at the first session and again during the Arts Business Collaborative.  He knows what the issues are.  He has volunteered again for this professional development session.  Bring your questions.   Last year his two presentations “sold out” quickly.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s free arts & cultural education seminars are presented in partnership with The Greenhouse on the third Thursday of each month.  Sessions are sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Education Committee.

Please reserve your place early online: or call 727.893.7146.


About The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is St. Petersburg’s “front door” to business growth, providing business owners and entrepreneurs with the education, resources, and assistance necessary to thrive in the local economy. Comprised of an expert team from the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, The Greenhouse opens the door to business success in our community.

About SPAA

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the umbrella organization for the arts -- advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg.