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Fairgrounds St. Pete announces opening date

The immersive art experience opens to the public on Sept. 2.
Artist Joshua Hall's installation "Alley Gator 3030 (AG3030)" at Fairgrounds St. Pete. The interactive arts-meets-technology attraction opens Sept. 2.
Artist Joshua Hall's installation "Alley Gator 3030 (AG3030)" at Fairgrounds St. Pete. The interactive arts-meets-technology attraction opens Sept. 2. [ Courtesy of Fairgrounds St. Pete ]
Published Aug. 12

Fairgrounds St. Pete, the upcoming art-meets-technology immersive experience that celebrates “weird, wacky and wonderful Florida,” has announced it will open Sept. 2.

Related: We got a sneak peek of Fairgrounds St. Pete

Preview tickets go on sale Friday. It will be a timed ticketed experience with a limited number of tickets available each day. Tickets can be purchased at fairgrounds.art.

“We are thrilled to have tickets go on sale for Fairgrounds St. Pete’s debut installation,” Olivia Mansion, director of communications and artist relations, said in a news release. “Putting together an immersive experience of this scale has truly been a labor of love, and we are excited to share it with Tampa Bay.”

Billed as a choose-your-own-adventure experience, Fairgrounds St. Pete will feature more than 60 artist installations in a 15,000-square-foot space in St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District.

“It is important to us to not only support artists through commissions, but also to compensate them for inspiring guests to visit Fairgrounds St. Pete. This financial commitment helps our artists further invest in their practice and community,” Liz Dimmitt, CEO and co-founder, said in the release. “Our business model is unique in that artists continue to get paid for the duration their work is on view. When Fairgrounds St. Pete thrives, so do our artists.”