St Pete features an outstanding showcase of the Sunshine City's incredible art scene on a monthly basis. Ride the trolley, see a new gallery and enjoy an evening out.
If you haven't checked it out, its a great way to get introduced to the amazing local artists.
The Second Saturday ArtWalk is held on a monthly basis from 5-9 pm (forgive me for stating the obvious...) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. It features 35-40 different galleries spread across the Waterfront, Central Ave, Grand Central and Warehouse Districts of St Pete.
For over 20 years the ArtWalk has been showcasing many of St Pete's finest artists with the support of St Pete Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization promoting the arts in St Pete.
You can ride the trolley for free and can catch a ride to the next studio or gallery. Several of the galleries are within walking distance to one another, allowing you to stroll the streets and see a few at a single stop. The trolley runs every 30 minutes from 5-9 pm. Its a great way to explore the downtown and surrounding areas of St Pete, kids and big kids really enjoy taking a ride. Of course you can opt to drive or ride a bike to the studios and galleries as well.
During the 2nd Saturday ArtWalk you can often see a pottery or glass blowing demo. Special shows are on-going and you often have the opportunity to meet artists. Several of the the galleries also feature multiple artists, giving you an opportunity to really check out St Pete's art scene over the course of an evening. Many people live in St Pete and never knew we had such a fantastic FREE monthly art event. There's a map on-line and info about each month's offerings. You can find more by clicking here or check out St Pete Arts Alliance.
Find out about classes offered at some of the studios. And during the ArtWalk, galleries might have special treats like live music, wine, snacks and more! The 2nd Saturday ArtWalk is a great way to spend an evening and perhaps discover a little bit about St Pete's art scene.
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