St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved Historic Kenwood to become an Artist Enclave Overlay District. This designation, the first of its kind in St. Petersburg, was celebrated during Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association’s BungalowFest weekend November 1st and 2nd. For the first time, we held our signature home tour on a Sunday with a gala party, featuring Historic Kenwood artists, the Saturday night before.
The weekend kicked off on Saturday, November 1, at 7:00p.m., with an evening gala featuring dining and music under the stars and a gallery opening, “Art in the Heart of Kenwood,” which showcased over 20 artists from the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood. There was a sampling of of over 15 local restaurants and drinks to celebrate. The gallery was opened again on Sunday, November 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the celebrated BungalowFest home tour. To see pictures of the gala, click here.
Historic Kenwood’s bungalow houses, with open porches, detached garages and unique architectural details, coupled with a welcoming and diverse community, make this neighborhood a home destination for dozens of performing and visual artists. Nationally and internationally known artists – pianist Ray Luck, painters Steven Kenny and Curtis Sneary, CyberCraft Robots studio, to name a few, and many talented local artists have settled into eclectic Historic Kenwood.
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Here are just two of the homes that were on tour: