PAVA’s 32nd Annual Cool Art Show is back and better than ever as it returns to the historic St. Petersburg Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, July 24, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday, July 25, 10am – 4pm, showcasing the best of fine art and fine craft of some of the area’s premier artists.
This year’s show will include approximately 60 Florida artisans that have been selected to exhibit in this impressive collection of both visual and functional art in the mediums of paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, fiber, digital, mixed media and jewelry. It features professional fine artists and fine craftsmen who are extremely skilled in their chosen art. Many have received multiple awards at high-end art shows and are represented in both galleries and museums worldwide. This show provides a great opportunity to discover and shop new art, talk directly to the artists who created it, and learn about the skills and technique used in their creation process.
In addition to the show, PAVA will also hold special Preview and Encore events at The Cool Art Shop, their home base and store, located at 1240 County Road 1 in Dunedin, Florida. During these two events, patrons can see and shop the artwork of participating Cool Art Show artists before and after the show.
The Cool Art Show Preview will take place July 7th – 17th, with an open house reception July 9th from 4-8pm. The Cool Art Show Encore will take place July 28th – August 14th. Both the Preview and Encore exhibits are open to the public during the shop’s summer business hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 11am – 4pm.
The Coliseum is located at 535 4th Avenue North. Show hours are 10am -5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday, and the Coliseum’s food and beverage concessions will be open to the public, including beer and wine. Show Admission and parking are free.
This juried fine art and fine craft show is sponsored by PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists. PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists, is a non-profit organization run by volunteer artists to serve local artisans and support the arts community in the Tampa Bay Area. It provides exhibition, education and grant opportunities for its members, as well as offers its members’ artwork for sale at its shop, “The Cool Art Shop,” located at 1240 County Road 1, Dunedin. Additionally, PAVA supports local art centers, and is a local sponsor of the Pinellas County Regional National Scholastic Art Awards where scholarships are provided to students for art instruction.