Watch talented commissioned artists bring amazing chalk drawings to life! The Arts Alliance is helping bring the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts’ TBBCA Chalk Walk to St. Petersburg as part of SPF15, the St Petersburg Festival, on September 26th from 9-5, and Sunday, September 27th from 10-5 in South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg.
Art transforms the street in this community celebration that is a true conversation between artist and the public. Chalk art is a performance art, where the process of creating the work may be even more important than the finished piece. The public gets a rare glimpse into the way art is produced in all stages of progress, and the artist gains in the conversation, perhaps being inspired by new perspectives.
TBBCA Chalk Walk has been enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of art appreciation for the past 7 years. “We are proud to offer this TBBCA Chalk Walk with our pARTner St. Petersburg Arts Alliance,” says Susana Weymouth, Executive Director of TBBCA. “It is a great opportunity to support talented artists while providing a free, fun, family-friendly and accessible program for our community and driving the public to area museums and businesses.”
The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will present the St. Petersburg Festival over 18 days with some 30 events that celebrate the arts. In addition to the live TBBCA Chalk Walk, SPF-15 will spotlight other cultural activities and events the last weekend, including Arts Alive!, the annual free Museum Day; the St. Pete Wine and Food Festival in North Straub Park; and the Central avenue Solstice. It will be a weekend to celebrate the arts, with most events presented free of charge.
For more information, please visit www.stpetefest.org.
TBBCA: Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts is a non-profit organization and one of 12 national affiliates of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA’s mission is to unite Tampa Bay area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community. TBBCA provides advocacy, funding resources and support for artists, arts education, and arts and cultural organizations. TBBCA Programs include Chalk Walk, Cultural Encounters, IMPACT Awards, and The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships that help talented students pursue higher education and future careers in the arts. TBBCA programs are generously supported by donations and sponsorships, including Chair’s Circle pARTners: The Tampa Bay Times/tbt*; Tampa Bay Magazine; Premier Eye Care; MedHOK; The Wilson Company; Stephen Gay & Associates, Realtors; Alex McKnight; Cox Media Group; Chappell Roberts; Linda and Michael Connelly; Platinum pARTners: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; The Beaux-Arts Group; Katharine Weymouth; Gold pARTners: Barnett, Bolt, Longwood, Kirk and Koche; Hill, Ward, Henderson; Phelps Dunbar; The Lightning Foundation; Hyde Park Village; and Yann and Susana Weymouth. For more information about TBBCA and our programs visit www.tbbca.org or call 813-221-2787.
SPAA: The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization for the arts — advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. For more information about SPAA visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org,