Kenwood News

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.

Home & Garden Award – October 2019

Bob Hayes & Ted Battaglia
Corner of 3rd Avenue N & 29th Street N.
Historic Kenwood in St. Petersburg

A delight for the many people who walk, jog, or drive by every day! The landscape features unique trees, palms, and a riot of color with blooming flowers during every month of the year. Perfectly manicured – the front, the side, the corner, and even the alley cause the neighbors to pause and enjoy the views – and provide inspiration for our gardens too!

Nominated by: Brenda Gordon

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President’s Letter – October 2019

Happy October! Does it feel like fall yet? My guess is that, even though you’re reading this in October, the answer is a resounding “no!” for us here in Florida. If you know me, you know I’m a meteorologist and I like to throw in some fun weather-related stuff in these letters every so often. September 23rd at 3:50 AM EST marked the autumnal equinox, one of two times every year when night and day are nearly exactly the same length. These are also the points when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun’s rays. It also traditionally marks the beginning of fall. But…we live in Florida, so it’ll probably be another few weeks before we get a real cooldown that lasts for more than just a day. And trust me, that’s one forecast I hope I get wrong because I’m ready for some nicer weather!

Okay, I’m done with weather, now let’s talk Kenwood. This month’s speaker isn’t a speaker per se, but a forum for the City Council candidates up for election this November. We’ve done this with great success in the past. Each candidate who comes to the meeting will be given 5 minutes to speak about the issues important to them. No questions will be taken from the floor, but those who show have been encouraged to mingle with our residents before and after the forum. So a hearty thank you to the candidates for participating.

I will end this letter talking about BungalowFest. Thanks to several members of the Artist Enclave who submitted submissions for the design for our 21st annual home tour. The BungalowFest Committee chose a design submitted by our very own Janna Kennedy, so be sure to look for that on the brochure, website, posters, etc. As always, we are grateful for those who step up to help every year to help us put on this fun event. I’ve already gotten a bunch of volunteers, but please email me if you’d like to help. We thank you by giving you a free BungalowFest 21 t-shirt & free home tour. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, we are doing things a bit differently this year and featuring homes on the upper west side of our neighborhood. Special thanks to Kathy Young, who is in charge of home selection this year. We’ll also feature members of the Artist Enclave along 7th Avenue, where ticket sales and merchandise will be located. If folks remember, for last year’s BungalowFest, we were gifted with gorgeous weather. I’m not sure if it could have been nicer! Let’s hope for a repeat this year! Buy discounted tickets, they are available here on our website.

Thanks and happy October!

HKNA President, Nicole Carlisle

Summer At City Hall



Apply today for a chance to explore and engage with different City departments and exchange ideas with City leaders.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 13th through July 18th.


Find more information and the link to the application at:


Office of City Council 727-551-3305

Come get messy at art camp!


Come get messy at art camp!


Let your imagination soar as you explore the museum’s galleries, create original artworks, and showcase your masterpieces in a special exhibition each week. Learn about the museum’s collection while honing skills in drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Led by professional art instructors, camps inspire out-of-the-box thinking, art appreciation, and hands-on practice with a variety of art materials and methods.


For ages 6-8 or 9-11



Monday- Friday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


After Care is available until 5:00p.m. for an additional fee.

Members: $160

Non-members: $180


Cost includes all materials and a summer camp t-shirt


There is no daily rate option, cost is for Monday-Friday


After Care is available for $50/week. (Ends at 5:00p.m.)

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.

March Home & Garden Winner

“I love Kim and Mike’s new landscaping” says neighbor Traci Boyle. Colorful new plants, fresh shell, and transplanted arecas around a new pool area brighten this large corner lot and their beautiful white Mediterranean style home.

Do you want to nominate your neighbor? Send us an email to

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