2 St. Pete Neighborhoods Boost the Arts
By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter
Historic Kenwood is conducting an artists’ studio tour this Saturday, and Roser Park is exploring installation of public art in its public spaces.
ST. PETERSBURG — As The Burg continues to further its reputation as an art city, Historic Kenwood and Roser Park are pitching in.
Historic Kenwood will celebrate its designation Saturday (March 5) as “Neighborhood of the Arts” by having the inaugural Artists of Kenwood Studio Tour from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, Historic Kenwood is distinguished by its unique bungalows and Craftsman-style homes, some dating from the early 1900s.
Because of the neighborhood’s high concentration of artists of all types, the City Council in 2014 sought to promote the arts and artists by declaring the neighborhood an “Artist Enclave.” This status enables artists of the neighborhood to teach classes and sell artwork from their homes.
For more information, visit http://kenwoodartistenclave.org/ and click on Studio Tour.
Meanwhile, the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association recently completed a process to revise its neighborhood plan to include the possibility of installing public art within public spaces in the community.
The association is inviting artists to apply to do a public art project in the neighborhood. Artists must have professional experience with exterior sites. The association seeks art that will creatively relate to Roser Park’s unique geography, architecture and/or history.
Visit www.historicroserpark.org/publicart for more information about Historic Roser Park, project requirements and how to apply. Deadline to apply is April 15. The project is in collaboration with the City of St. Petersburg. Queries may be addressed to Ann Wykell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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