St. Pete launches "Warehouse Arts District" | Arts & Culture
St. Petersburg, Florida -- The Downtown Partnership, working in conjunction with the artistic community and the City of St. Petersburg, has created movement for the designation of the city's Warehouse Arts District.
Located in an industrial area just west of Downtown St. Petersburg (between 16th Street & 31st Street and 1st Avenue North & 10th Avenue South), the Warehouse Arts District has emerged as the City's hub for artists and "Where Art is Made."
The edgy industrial/manufacturing warehouses in the area offer the perfect environment for artists seeking creative space for large equipment, loft studios, or special events - to live and work. The establishment of a defined District is intended to attract other artists and art-related organizations to St. Petersburg.
Since 2000, the area has attracted over 23 arts businesses and organizations and 126 artists. Local artists are also sponsoring a logo contest for "Where Arts are Made." All entries are due by May 1 with the winner announced during the May 12th Gallery Walk.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive: $300 cash and two memberships to the Mahaffey Theater plus tickets to a TBD show ($500 value). Runner-up prizes include a $25 gift certificate to the Craftsman House and a set of four custom etched wine glasses from Duncan McClellan.