SNEAK PEEK – Historic Kenwood Finials – Sat. Oct. 12th

2nd Saturday Art Walk: October 12th, 5pm-9pm

Grand Central District – Woodfield Fine Art Gallery – 2253 Central Avenue


– Featuring –
Created by members of the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood

THEN, LOOK UP (after November 10th, 2019)

See the first 16 creative finials topping Historic Kenwood street signs.
Maps available at Woodfield Fine Art Gallery

Historic Kenwood Public Art – Finials

AEHK members — Paul Barrera, William Bryant, Janna Kennedy Hyten, YaeL Kelley, Rich Pollin, Michael Toth & Dwayne Shepherd will be producing their finials, and attachments will be fabricated and affixed to them. And then – sound the trumpets! – all sixteen finials will be featured at Woodfield Fine Art Gallery (thank you, Jim Woodfield!) at 2253 Central Avenue on October 12th for the Second Saturday Art Walk in October. So put the date on your calendar and plan to celebrate our gifted neighbors!

And then…LOOK UP! Shortly thereafter, intrepid volunteers will be climbing up to mount the finials on selected street corners throughout all four quadrants of the neighborhood.

Once we have captured our learnings from this pilot, we will be soliciting proposals for another round of finials. Part of what we have learned through the adjudication process is that not all art translates effectively to public art – particularly when it is placed 12 feet up in the air on top of the sign post. We will find ways to communicate more about that before the next request for proposals. We look forward to more AEHK artists participating in the next round – including those who submitted proposals for the pilot.

Please view our Public Art Master Plan for Historic Kenwood, the Neighborhood of the Arts.

COME OUT St. Pete – Sat. October 5th

Save The Date: October 3rd – October 11th, 2019

The Come Out St Pete activities culminate this month with events such as Taste of Grand Central, Vogue Ball to Benefit the VFW, Lip Sync Battle at Dog Bar, and remember Grand Central District Come Out St. Pete Parade & Festival on October 5th.
Come Out St. Pete (COSP) advocates for community awareness and acceptance of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and encourages a sense of community through a series of events and activities that promote equality for all.
The Grand Central District and Historic Kenwood embrace diversity in all its forms and are proud to be St Petersburg’s Gayborhood.
There are many other events that are not mentioned here. Check out the Come Out St. Pete website and Facebook page for more information.

Pinot In The Park

At Pinot In The Park, guests will sample a premium selection of Pinot Noir (and Pinot Grigio!) wines as they dine on a Pacific-Northwest style salmon bake. We have lined up some of St. Petersburg’s best chefs who will be preparing delicious appetizers, side dishes, and desserts for us.

Once again this year, volunteers will include local youth from the Saint Pete Culinary Center (SPCC), a not-for-profit organization created to provide at-risk youth and young adults with top-notch culinary training, thereby empowering them to build successful careers and lives. Chef Ted Dorsey will be assisting his students in preparing and serving. We are happy to announce that a portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit SPCC.

Some fantastic donations are coming in for the Silent Auction, including vacation packages, artwork from Historic Kenwood artists, liquor/wine/beer baskets, and much more.

A talented local favorite, James Suggs, will be joining us this year to provide some jazzy music for your entertainment!

Pinot in the Park 6 and The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association would like to thank Julie and James Longstreth of Your Neighborhood Realty Associates Inc. for their continued PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORSHIP of this event.

4th Annual Artist Tour

The Artists of Historic Kenwood invite you to spend the weekend of March 16th and 17th enjoying the Annual Artists Tour. You’ll have a wonderful and relaxing time, sitting in the gardens, shopping for art, meeting the artists and their neighbors in the charming bungalows and studios of Historic Kenwood. This Art Tour will take place across Historic Kenwood and is a two day event so take your time to enjoy the work of 21 different artists combined in 12 stops. Walk the neighborhood or if it’s more convenient drive and park… there will be lots of signs pointing you towards the fun.

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