1. Officials look at the uprooted Wish Tree in the Dalí Museum's Avant-garden on Thursday in St. Petersburg. The tree was pushed over by strong winds from Hurricane Ian. Winds have uprooted the ficus tree several times since it was planted in 2011.
  2. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  3. Leon “Tes One” Bedore, 45, of Tampa, poses for a portrait in front of his piece, "Midnight Marauder," right,  in St. Petersburg. This piece is exhibited with several other works of his art at the Morean Arts Center in a solo show entitled "Good Intentions: A Retrospective of Catchin' Wreck by Tes One."
  4. From left to right, puppeteers, Ryan Sturm, Ashley Lord, Spencer Meyers and Julia Rifino, perform with their puppets during a rehearsal performance at the Jaeb Theater at The Straz on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Tampa.

The adults-only musical features actors and puppets. It tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q.
  5. St. Petersburg artist Jason Hackenwerth's massive balloon sculptures are on display in "Darkmatter," his solo exhibition at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo.
  6. A Joseph Mozier marble statue on display during free museum day at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg was a part of the annual Arts Alive! event in St. Petersburg in 2013, which annually coincides with the Smithsonian's Free Museum Day. It will be held this year on Sept. 17.
  7. After a scary couple of years dealing with a pandemic, Central Florida is back in the horror business for the 2022 Halloween season.
  8. Susan Allen, 71, brings her husband, Richard Rolfes, 88, to the Chihuly Collection’s Mille Fiori piece at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. They joined the Memory Mornings tour, which gives caregivers such as Susan, and her husband, Richard, who lives with Alzheimer's and dementia, the opportunity to tour the arts center and complete an art activity.
  9. Sir Henry himself, owner Zach Glaros, poses near one of his custom-made haunted houses in 2019. There are three outdoor haunted mazes to choose from at the Plant City attraction.
  10. The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare house features the music of the musician and goes inside his dark mind at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.
  11. Howl-O-Scream opens at Busch Gardens Sept. 9 with five haunted houses and seven scare zones scattered throughout the Tampa park.
  12. The death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted Tampa’s Straz Center for the Performing Arts to cancel next month’s production of “The Crown — Live!”, a parody of the hit Netflix show about British royalty.
  13. Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected haunted house at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City in 2019. The scare park returns for its eighth year with five haunted houses and Zombie Paintball Assault from Sept. 9-Oct. 31.
  14. Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field, shown here in 2019, will return to St. Petersburg Nov. 25. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15.
  15. Carrie Jadus' "Blue Nudes III" exhibition is opening at Soft Water Gallery in St. Petersburg on Sept. 8.
  16. Anne-Marie Russell is The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg's interim executive director. She starts on Thursday.
  17. A model wearing a design by the Bay to Bay Wearable Art Collective walks the runway during "Wearable Art" in Dunedin.
  18. Jessica Dillon and Jillian Muschler of Embalmarina’s Traveling Postmortem Fauxtography Parlour work with Leah Masson and Rachael Zucker during a portrait session in Tampa.
  19. Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art pictured on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Tampa.
  20. Kenneth Macejka titled his winning image "Shocking." He said the reddish egret was taking a break from feeding in the Gulf of Mexico.
  21. A rendering of art collective Crab Devil's The Peninsularium in Tampa. Crab Devil is looking for muralists to adorn the shipping containers that will house the upcoming arts attraction.
  22. Auguste Rodin, Saint John the Baptist Preaching, first modelled 1878, this cast 1966 (Musée Rodin 6/12), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. The sculpture will be on display in the "True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg from Nov. 12, 2022-March 26, 2023.
  23. Brian B.V. Cooper, 33, of Tampa, teaches a painting class to residents of American Landmark Apartments on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 in Tampa. Cooper receives a year of free rent at the complex and a stipend for leading free workshops for residents.
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