As the “Neighborhood of the Arts” with an active and thriving Artist Enclave, Historic Kenwood is the first neighborhood in St. Petersburg to declare that art and artists are not only welcome here, but important contributors to our vibrant, creative, diverse culture.
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.
Our first project was the transformation of seven drab benches into works of art. Now, we invite you to LOOK UP! With funds earned through our Dining for Art events and a generous matching grant from the City of St. Petersburg, we are undertaking our next two projects: finials and banners.
Who benefits from these initiatives? We all do. We all deserve to have art in our midst. You can help make it happen by hosting and/or attending a Dining for Art event, or through a donation to the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association Public Art Fund.