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Second Saturday Gallery Walk features 10 St. Petersburg art galleries


The Second Saturday Gallery Walk features some 10 galleries that will extend hours for a special evening of opening new work or exhibits.

The festive evening runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday

One of many highlights will include the Morean Art Center's roundtable discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Visual Unity: A Collaboration, which is on display through the end of the year. Curated by local artist Rocky Bridges, the collaboration includes 18 artists from Central Florida who created 36 new pieces.

With participating galleries in settings from the Pier to the Craftsman House, the Gallery Walk also allows patrons the opportunity to take advantage of the new Central Avenue trolley. Running since October, the shuttle allows art lovers to ride all evening for 25 cents, said Jeff Schorr, co-owner of Craftsman House Gallery and chairman of the Downtown Arts Association.

For more information about the Gallery Walk, call (727) 323-2787 (ARTS) or visit

Other events this week include:

A Night of Unity: Saving the Children of our Community, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

The event is part of the Heart Gallery's Ephesians Project. Refreshments will be served. The museum is at 2240 Ninth Ave. S. RSVP by e-mail or call (727)562-5654.

Ribfest will be held Friday through Sunday at Vinoy Park. The three day event features some of the best barbecue in the world. Activities include a family fun zone from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; entertainment from national touring bands Blue Oyster Cult, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Big Kenny as well as the debut of the winning song of the city of St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 528-3828 or visit online at:

A walking tour of downtown St. Petersburg's Historic District is set for Saturday. The tour is from 10 a.m. to noon and starts at Central Avenue and Second Street N. St. Petersburg Preservation Inc. visits historic buildings and tells the history of St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 824-7802 or visit online at:

Amor de Tango is set for Sunday at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, and will feature dancers, musicians and singers from Argentina. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and serves as the kickoff event for a U.S. tour. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N. For more information, call (727) 822-3590 or visit online at:

1 Crystal Mirage Gallery

The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg

(727) 895-1166

2 Craftsman House

2955 Central Ave.

(727) 323-2787

3 Florida Craftsmen

501 Central Ave.

(727) 821-7391

4 Creative Clay Studio

1124 Central Ave.

5 Shapiro's at BayWalk

185 Second Ave. N

(727) 894-2111

6 Lynn Merhige Gallery

216 Fourth St. N

7 Interior Motives

1110 Central Ave.

8 Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics

2425 Central Ave.

(727) 328-2428

9 Morean Arts Center

719 Central Ave.

(727) 822-7872

10Mindy Solomon Gallery

124 Second Ave. NE

Second Saturday Gallery Walk features 10 St. Petersburg art galleries 11/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 5:07pm]
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