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4/27/2020 Member News

Creative Pinellas Launches Arts In

(Largo, FL) – Creative Pinellas has launched a new online video platform called Arts In at https://creativepinellas.org/artsin/, designed to make arts and cultural experiences accessible during this challenging time for people to enjoy and share. Arts In has a variety of programming developed by Pinellas County artists including visual arts, music, film, performing arts, stories and podcasts. There is also some kid-focused content.
 
“With Arts In people can stay connected to and support Pinellas County artists and performers during our current situation and social distancing,” said Barbara St. Clair, CEO of Creative Pinellas. “We invite everyone to explore, watch, listen and enjoy content from our talented creative community.  We are in the early stages of this project, with plans to expand and grow.”
 
Arts In is also a way for viewers to donate to the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund, established to meet the urgent financial needs of Pinellas County artists, arts organizations and creative businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. Donation links can be found throughout the Arts In page making it easy for people who want to support our Pinellas County arts community to give.

 

Creative Pinellas has invited area artists of all genres to share their creative content. There will also be some original Creative Pinellas content including virtual tours, artist interviews, and more. Arts In currently features a virtual tour of Glass in the Gallery, a group exhibition of glass art curated by the Duncan McClellan Gallery. The exhibit was on display at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas before the gallery closed to comply with social distancing rules. This new online platform allows art to be viewable online and even purchased. Besides being an easy to access source of Pinellas County art, Arts In also serves as a resource for artists to adopt new ways of displaying and selling art and sustaining art businesses.

 

Artists interested in submitting video content can go to creativepinellas.org/artsincall for submission information, guidelines and compensation opportunities . As Arts In grows, both in content and in viewers, Creative Pinellas will be developing ways for the platform to be a resource for creating, displaying and sustaining art businesses. 

 

For more information about Creative Pinellas, Arts In and additional Creative Pinellas programs, please visit creativepinellas.org or contact Sherri Kelly, Manager of Communications and Brand Relations at sherri.kelly@creativepinellas.org.

 
About Creative Pinellas 

At Creative Pinellas our mission is to facilitate a vibrant, integrated, collaborative and

sustainable Pinellas County Arts Community and cultural destination. We strive to be the premier Local Arts Agency, recognized locally and globally for our contribution to arts and culture. We are focused on creating vibrant communities; supporting artists, arts organizations and the creative community; supporting economic development; showcasing Pinellas County as a cultural destination; and making arts and creative expression and experience available to all.

 

As the County’s Local Arts Agency, Creative Pinellas and the programs we deliver are funded by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, Visit St Petersburg / Clearwater, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and by sales of the State of the Arts specialty license plate in Pinellas County.