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Cool Art Show celebrates 25 years

Winds may blow, clouds may form and for sure there will be high heat and humidity.

No matter for the Cool Art Show.

Come Saturday and Sunday, arts and fine crafts will be on display in the air-conditioned Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg, oblivious to any storm systems the weather brings our way.

The show celebrates its 25th year and continues to be organized by its founding group, the not-for-profit Professional Association of Visual Artists. Cool Art is smaller than the large outdoor shows of fall, winter and spring, with 80 artists participating. (Outdoor venues can accommodate more than 200.) But most popular media are represented: painting, ceramics, photography, wood, metal, glass, prints, mixed media and jewelry. This year, for the special anniversary, longtime PAVA artist Denis Gaston has created a unique image for T-shirts, which will be on sale. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Holli Miller, who has been a PAVA supporter for decades and is battling lung cancer.

The parking is free, and so is admission. Food and beverages (including wine and beer) will be for sale inside the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please leave your pets at home. For list of artists and their booth numbers, go to pavaartists.org.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

Cool Art Show celebrates 25 years 07/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:47pm]
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