Borders and walls have been topics of political discussion this year, and art often acts as society’s mirror. Hasta la Visa Baby (yes, visa is intentional) at the Silver Meteor Gallery in Ybor City is more than an art exhibition, with a series of events exploring these themes. "Freedom of Movement" is a poster exhibition from Poster for Tomorrow taking on the experiences of immigrants and refugees. "Intent to Take Off" is a performance-based collaboration between American artist Vincent Kral and Canadian artist Monique Blom. A soundscape created by Matt Cowley will be playing to create some extra atmosphere. Viewing hours are 5-8 p.m. Thursday through Friday with a closing reception from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. During that event, a series of films on movement and immigration, dubbed "America, in Black and Whitewash," will begin at 6 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by "Border/Frontera/Teorainn," a poetry reading from a variety of authors on borders in English and Spanish. Free. 2213 E Sixth Ave., Ybor City.
Artists are dominating some of this weekend’s holiday shopping markets. If you love to give the gift of original art, check these out.
Holizaar: The [email protected]’s annual event is a local favorite among artists and shoppers. Here you’ll find original art and holiday decor with an edge, like Frank Strunk III’s metal wreath (pictured). 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. thestudioat620.org.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar at the Dalí: Featuring the work of the museum’s talented staff and volunteers, including pottery, photography, paintings and jewelry. Melting clock and mustache ornaments from the Museum Store will also be available. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Free admission in the Raymond James Community Room; sales are cash only. 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. thedali.org.
St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts: At this outdoor art show, you can purchase works in painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media from national artists as gifts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at South Straub Park, 250 Bayshore Drive NE.
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