A longtime custom in St. Petersburg’s art scene is again right after a pandemic-induced hiatus. The Great Art Exhibit returns to the air-conditioned oasis of the Coliseum on July 24-25.
The show is presented by the artist-operate non-financial gain the Specialist Association of Visual Artists (PAVA), which fashioned in 1988. Shortly soon after their development, the strategy to have an indoor artwork display very similar to outdoor artwork festivals was born. Soon after going all over to several venues, in 2005 the Cool Artwork Demonstrate set down roots at the Coliseum.
“PAVA is really excited about returning to the Coliseum,” Christina Paluszek-McClure, PAVA’s vice president and publicity/internet marketing chairperson, explained in an e-mail. “The Great Artwork Clearly show is our signature event and just one that both our artists and patrons genuinely search ahead to every yr. Not staying equipped to have it choose area final 12 months still left a void in all of us, and our artists are seriously thrilled to be in a position to have it yet again this yr to present and sell all the new artwork they have been building through the earlier 12 months.”
As a way to pivot during the pandemic, in September the PAVA opened a gallery in Dunedin. The gallery, aptly named the Great Art Shop, showcases the perform of its associates.
This year’s juried display characteristics about 60 Florida artists doing work in paint, wood, ceramics, images, metallic, glass, fiber, digital, mixed media and jewellery.
In anticipation of the display, a preview exhibition runs from July 7-17 at the Neat Artwork Shop (1240 County Highway 1, Dunedin), with a reception on Friday from 4-8 p.m. An “encore” clearly show takes place there July 28-Aug.14. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
If you go
Totally free admission and parking. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25. 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. pava-artists.org.