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8/15/2016 Member News
St.Pete Art & Fashion Week


TAMPA BAY, Fla. - (August 15, 2016) - St. Pete Art & Fashion Week, also known as SPAFW returns for its sixth year this September. The popular series of events attracts a diverse network of artists, visionaries, and spectators. 2016’s theme is “Electric Avenue Meets Central Avenue” with a week of art, fashion, and social events with proceeds benefitting the Warehouse Arts District Association.
The St. Pete Art & Fashion Week Agenda of Events

Monday, September 12th
The official VIP Soiree to launch the week will take place at The Raw Studios. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres and get a chance to mix and mingle SPAFW artists, fashion designers and sponsors.
Wednesday, September 14th
“Making of the Runway” at The Ale & Witch, in which the public is invited to watch the creation of the runway’s design by local artists and enjoy a special fashion presentation by Radish & Company.
Thursday, September 15th
Local artists, photographers and fashion designers will come together to collaborate for a live photo shoot with SPAFW models for “Bloom”. At Bloom, guests will enjoy a live themed art and fashion experince at the trendy downtown venue, Platformz.

Friday, September 16th 
BBD Life Studio will open its doors to the public for an art show entitled “Art Inspired” featuring the works of local artists.
Saturday, September 17th
The week will conclude with the main event, a runway fashion show featuring eight Florida designers One Progress Plaza on Saturday, September 17th. This year, the runway fashion show will feature designs by Zema Boutique, Morgan Isaac, Raul Castillo, Black Licorice by Boutique La Rochelle, LLC and KB Textiles, Goddess Swimwear, Be Bops Swimwear, and Allison Elizabeth Designs.
General admission to each of the events varies from $10 - $35. Tickets are available online for discounted prices prior to the event week. A limited number of VIP wristbands are available for $99. The wristbands guarantee access to all events throughout the week including the VIP party on Monday night, which is reserved for guests with wristbands only, along with front row seating at Saturday’s main event and discounts at select hotels, restaurants, bars and boutiques in downtown St. Petersburg September 12th – 17th. For tickets and more information visit and
St. Pete Art and Fashion Week was founded by Dona Crowley, a Tampa Bay resident and owner of Luxe Fashion Group. “This is a true Festivals of Arts, various types of creative artists come together to showcase their works of art.”
LUXE FASHION GROUP: LFG is a full service event production company that specializes in organizing large scale events offering great marketing and advertising for local businesses. Contact: Dona Crowley, 727-580-9328, [email protected]
WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT ASSOCIATION: The Warehouse Arts District Association in midtown St. Petersburg has emerged as a thriving economic artistic community. Educational efforts continue to build a knowledge of and appreciation for art accessible to everyone.

In 2014, with the help of public and private donors, the Association purchased 2.7 acres of land along 22nd Street South and the Pinellas Trail. The project, now known as the ArtsXchange is comprised of six warehouse buildings that total more than 50,000 square feet of space. The next phase of fundraising -- about $800,000 -- is aimed toward the construction of around 28 studios that will be built on two levels inside the skin of one of the existing warehouses. The studios will be self-supporting with stabilized rents helping to keep our artists in St. Pete as the district becomes more popular. The building will also include an incubator area and an event space that will offer gallery and gathering opportunities. This project is transformational for the midtown area as blighted property becomes an inspirational arts destination!