St. Petersburg, FL (November 15, 2021) – For the first time since inception, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will participating in the 24th Annual Florida CraftArt Festival! This festival is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, visually exciting St. Petersburg weekend on November 20-21. Collectors and art lovers will be delighted by the creations of one hundred of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists. There will be artist demonstrations, food trucks, craft beers and a kids’ art activity tent. The two-day festival kicks off the Holiday shopping season and features handmade works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media and wood.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will be presenting the St. Petersburg Ballet Company performing excerpts of the Nutcracker ballet, performances of lindy hop dance by The Cat’s Meow, as well as singers from The Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT). The multi-talented artist Teresa Mandala will be creating her art both days inside the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA) tent. Stop by to learn about Second Saturday ArtWalk, Funding Futures, the Arts Business Academy, and pick up a walking map of SHINE murals. The Florida CraftArt Festival 2021 will be located just outside Florida CraftArt Gallery, at the crossroads of Central Avenue and 5th Street in Downtown St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s booth will be located right in front of Florida CraftArt!!
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be 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. www.stpeteartsalliance.org
Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and headquartered in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work. Florida CraftArt is the only statewide organization offering artists a platform to show and sell their work.