Do you have the post-holiday blues? Are you missing the spookiness of Halloween? Then we have the cure for you: Valentwe’en 2023: Kiss of Death. The theme for this year is the seductive, powerful and alluring vampire! Kisses, fangs, bats and capes – oh my!
We are keeping things local with this year’s host, local actress Carmilina Alford. She recently appeared as Grandma in The Addams Family musical at St. Petersburg City Theater. Besides performing, she is a collector of the strange and she is a lover of the paranormal.
There will also be performances by long-standing Valentwe’en guests, The Gothic Goddesses from Darjuxena BREWS Darksplay Dance. The SPIRITS of St. Petersburg will have members available for one on one discussions about the paranormal and we will have our annual tarot card reader set up in studio 208 offering a bit of divination for the upcoming year.
There are two awards for this year’s show. SPIRITS of St. Petersburg member and well known local artist, Kristi Capone, will be judging for this year’s Most SPIRITed Award for best interpretation of the theme. Attendees to the reception will select the People’s Choice Award, based upon popular vote. There will also be a special photo spot to commemorate the holiday.
The opening reception is during the Second Saturday Art Walk on Feb. 11, from 5 – 9 PM. Free and open to the public. ArtLofts is located at 10 5th Street North and is the second floor at the Florida Craftart building. For more information, contact Brandy Stark at 727-821-5759 or firstname.lastname@example.org