Background

In 2017, a group of volunteers formed the Historic Kenwood Public Arts Committee to make art visible in our neighborhood. We developed a Public Art Master Plan with goals, objectives, operational policies, and a hefty list of projects.

1st Generation Finials

After the Seminole Park Benches, our next project was to commission artistic finials for the top of 16 of the signposts throughout the neighborhood. The chosen pieces were designed by YaeL Kelley, Mike Baker, Rich Pollin, Paul Barrera, Mike Toth, Sallie Hackett Brown, Dwayne Shepherd, William Bryant, and Janna Kennedy.

Artist Enclave Historic Kenwood 1st Generation Finials Map, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2nd Generation Finials

In 2021, new finials will add character to 17 additional street corners. 2021 neighborhood artists include Mike Baker, Paul Barrera, Mary Hausler, YaeL Kelley, Janna Kennedy, Rich Pollin, Nick Ribera, Michael Satino, Mike Toth, and Luci Westphal.

With the city’s new sign ordinance requirements, these new pieces are to be installed at 10 feet on the post instead of at the top. And there’s more to come as we strive to have art eventually on each of the 130 signposts in the neighborhood!

The 17 new finials will be installed on Historic Kenwood street corners in time for BungalowFest on November 6th, 2021.

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