Grand Central District

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

FIRST, LOOK HERE…

– Featuring –
THE NEW HISTORIC KENWOOD FINIALS
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
comeoutstpete.org and Facebook page for more information.

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