St. Petersburg, FL “St.Pete Art & Fashion Week”, a series of art & runway fashion shows presented in St.Petersburg, FL once a year in September. The event includes several boutique events throughout the week and finishes with a runway fashion show. This year, St.Pete Art & Fashion Week is proud to support the Warehouse Arts District as their beneficiary.
The Warehouse Arts District Association is ready to launch an innovative plan to expand and preserve a growing artists’ colony within an industrial warehouse district in St. Petersburg.
The nonprofit association has signed a contract to buy the former Ace Recycling Compound, a collection of six warehouses and offices at the corner of 22nd Street South and 5th Avenue South. The approximately 50,000 square feet would be developed as the Warehouse Arts Enclave, offering working space for artists working in all medium from painting to metal work and sculpture. Association members hope to raise $350,000 by November 1st and have a closing date on the deal by mid December.
Warehouse Arts District President, Mark Aeling says “The development of the ‘Warehouse Arts Enclave’ will ensure that there is affordable studio space for artists in St. Petersburg as the city continues to develop.”
SPAFW events will take place at different locations throughout St.Petersburg September 15th-20th 2014. The event will kick off with the Opening Night Party at Moscatos on Monday, September, 15th. Followed by a unique event at the Raw Studio on Wednesday September 17th , Disconnected will explore a 3 dimensional artistic view of the true differences between real and cyber, materialism and earthiness, beauty and imperfection and being connected, or NOT. On Friday, join SPAFW at the Duncan McClellan Gallery for Art Inspired, an exclusive look at works from local artists. Finally make sure to save a seat for the Runway Show on Saturday September 20th at One Progress Plaza featuring fashions by, Chateau De Curb Gear, Helen Gerro, Boutique La Rochelle, Cerulean Blu, Purabell House of Fashion, and more. A full schedule of events is available online www.StPeteArtandFashionWeek.com
Admission to the events vary from $0- $35 for general admission tickets. Tickets are just $20 for Friday’s Art Inspired event and $35 on Saturday for admission to view the runway fashion show. Tickets are currently available online for discounted prices prior to the event week.
A limited number of VIP Wristbands are available for $80 and include entry to all events including the Opening Night Party, reserved for guests with wristbands only. Attendees with wristbands will also receive front row seating at Saturday’s runway show and discounts at select restaurants, bars, and boutiques in downtown St.Petersburg during SPAFW September 15th-20th.
This creative event was founded by Dona Crowley, a Tampa Bay resident and owner of Luxe Fashion Group. For more information, to view our sponsors, or to purchase tickets, go to www.StPeteArtand FashionWeek.com