What: LocalShops1’s Second Thursday Social
When: 6-8 pm Thursday, April 10, 2014
Where: The Gallery at One Progress Plaza, on First Ave. S. & Second St., St. Petersburg (formerly known as the Raines Gallery)
Why: To bring together local businesses and community-minded shoppers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shoppers and businesses are invited to LocalShops1’s Second Thursday Social, which features the best conversations in town along with free drinks, appetizers, desserts and drawings.
The monthly event takes place 6-8 pm and rotates among local businesses in St. Petersburg and Gulfport. The next event takes place Thursday, April 10, at The Gallery @ One Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave., Suite 111. The gallery, at the corner of First Ave. S. and Second St., was previously called the Timothy Raines Gallery. It features the work of Raines and other local, national and international artists.
“Our monthly socials are a great way for the community to come together and learn more about each other,” says Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. “It’s a way for businesses to connect with other businesses, rather than just pass around a business card. We also welcome emerging entrepreneurs as well as community-minded shoppers!”
The April Second Thursday Social features co-sponsors Aussie Designs, which offers hand-painted stemware, gifts and more; and Chart 411, an environmental nonprofit that focuses on the Gulf and the businesses and artists along the coast. Both companies are based in St. Petersburg.
In addition to free drawings, the April Second Thursday Social will feature a fundraising raffle to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s St. Petersburg chapter.
Admission is free for all LocalShops1 Business members and 1Card-holders, $10 others. Registration and more information is available at LocalShops1.com/social