Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Arts

St. Pete ArtWalk keeps growing

The temperatures and humidity are still dandy for outdoor art events, especially in the evenings. So while the good weather lasts, clear your calendar for the April Second Saturday ArtWalk in St. Petersburg. With almost 40 varied venues (mostly galleries, mostly free) in five designated arts districts, it has become a major monthly event in St. Petersburg, spreading from the downtown west to 30th Street and south to Ninth Avenue.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is providing a free red trolley and a white coach bus, both with guides, which cover the western front, Central Avenue for the Central and Grand Central districts (it costs 50 cents) and the free downtown Looper that circles around the downtown waterfront. Parking (most of it free) is available in all the districts, too.

An added component will be the presence of volunteers for the Heart Gallery of Pinellas-Pasco at various locations. The organization works to help foster children find permanent homes.

The trolleys begin running at 5 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.

We can't list all the venues; go to stpeteartsalliance.org for that and a map with locations and trolley stops. It's a rich, diverse mix.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

 
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