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Tempus Projects marks a milestone in Seminole Heights this weekend

Tampa’s Clayton Galleries also hosts a farewell sale, while a new gallery comes to St. Petersbug.
Matthew Wicks' "Crosshairs" is part of the exhibition "X: A Decade of Tempus Projects," which will hold its opening reception in Tampa on Dec. 14. [Courtesy of Tempus Projects]
Matthew Wicks' "Crosshairs" is part of the exhibition "X: A Decade of Tempus Projects," which will hold its opening reception in Tampa on Dec. 14. [Courtesy of Tempus Projects]
Published Dec. 11, 2019


It’s been 10 years since artist-run gallery Tempus Projects opened in Seminole Heights, and they’re celebrating this weekend. In the past decade, the gallery has shown loads of exhibitions from local, national and international artists, in both visual and performing arts. Nearly every artist who has exhibited there was invited to submit work for “X: A Decade of Tempus Projects.” The lineup is packed with powerhouse artists including George Anderton, Becky Flanders, Wendy Babcox, Dominique Labauvie and Matthew Wicks. New York Times-deemed “star” and James Franco collaborator Kalup Linzy will perform, as will electronica duo Alien House and DJ Brian Oblivion. The event is emceed by Jobsite Theater’s David Jenkins. Remains on view through Jan. 3. $10. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa.


After 32 years in business, Tampa’s Clayton Galleries plans to close. Owner Cathy Clayton said she’s ready to move on to the next chapter and wants time to travel. But she said it has been a good ride and she has enjoyed showcasing the work of regional artists, even some of her own University of South Florida art professors. It won’t close until the building finds a new tenant, but in anticipation, the gallery is hung from floor to ceiling and there’s a farewell sale this weekend “with prices like it’s 1987.” Free. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 4105 S MacDill Ave. (813) 831-3753.


Grand Central Fine Art celebrates its grand opening, introducing St. Petersburg to its newest gallery. The gallery, which occupies two buildings, is owned by Lisa Killeen, artist Stacy Depaola and Christopher Halsted. They were originally going to name it Pink Flamingo Galleries but decided on a last-minute name change. Their long roster includes established and emerging artists, because, Killeen said, they want the space to be the people’s gallery. Artists include Greg Byrd, Mike Knapp, Kat Lanford, Aurailieus and Aleisha Prather. Mingle with the artists, enjoy cello music by Cheyla Lopez and marvel at body-painted models. A piece of Depaola’s art will be raffled to benefit the Christmas Toy Shop. Free. 6-10 p.m. Saturday. 3920 Central Ave. (727) 289-2089.

St. Petersburg's newest gallery, Grand Central Fine Art, will celebrate its grand opening on Dec. 14. [Courtesy of Grand Central Fine Art]


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