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St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Launches New Marketing Tools for Creative Businesses!
Date:  6/14/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

June 8, 2016
For Immediate Release, Please
Contact: John Collins, 727.518.5142 john@stpeteartsalliance.org  

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Launches New Marketing Tools for Creative Businesses!

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance announces the launch of a trio of marketing tools to promote the arts and cultural community of our City of the Arts:

St. Petersburg’s Arts and Culture Guide – A newly designed interactive map that visitors and residents can download to explore the city’s myriad arts and cultural offerings. Use of apps is dramatically increasing, and this free marketing service for St. Petersburg’s studios, galleries, theatres and museums is free for creative businesses and tourists and residents to download.

Online Creative Directory – A new resource to serve our creative business community with information on fine artists, muralists, museums, theatres, and dance companies and more. There are well over 1,000 creative businesses in St. Petersburg who can use the free Creative Directory: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/creative-directory/.  

St. Petersburg’s Studio & Gallery Guide – A citywide printed guide to our studios and galleries. The brochure includes a map that will be distributed to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, and studios and galleries and any hotels.

The creative tools are made possible by a grant from AARP.

“We are delighted to support our arts community, and help emerging and established businesses benefit from electronic technology,” states Michelle Cyr, AARP in Tampa Bay Field Coordinator. “The electronic tools that come from this grant will benefit all from local individual artists to our venerable museums so they can thrive and help contemporary culture in the arts continue to flourish.”

Artists and creative business administrators are encouraged to attend the launch for a demonstration to learn how to set up an account and keep it current. Staff will help create accounts for those new to the process.

The launch and demonstration will be held on Monday, June 27 in The St. Petersburg Greenhouse, 440 Second Ave. N. at 6 p.m. Free parking for this event is available in the City parking lot (across the street from The Greenhouse). Registration is required as space is limited. Register online at www.stpetegreenhouse.org/MktCreativesJune2016 or call (727) 893-7146.

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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. www.stpeteartsalliance.org

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 St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, along with a wide network of partners, we are committed to the economic growth and development of St. Petersburg’s economy. StPeteGreenhouse.org  

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