The ArtsXchange is now a reality!
(a project of the Warehouse Arts District Association)
Join us as we celebrate the completion of 28 sustainable, affordable art studios and over 2,500 square feet of gallery, education and event space including an artist incubator.
Our Grand Opening will feature:
Ribbon cutting with Mayor Rick Kriseman at 7:15pm.
Words from our Board President, Mark Aeling.
Browse the studios of 24 working artists in disciplines ranging from painting, jewelry making, journalism, sculpture, photography and more!
See a gallery exhibition of the inaugural ArtsXchange artists in the main gallery area.
Enjoy wine, beer, water and soda for a donation.
Watch a behind the scenes presentation of the ArtsXchange construction process.
Listen to live music.
Learn about What’s Next because we’re not done yet!
The ArtsXchange St. Pete was created because of the increasing desirability of space in the Warehouse Arts District. As property values escalated, so did rental rates for studios and galleries, often pushing artists out of the very neighborhoods they have helped to improve. Our non-profit association is working to stop this nationwide trend and have successfully created affordable, sustainable and accessible space for artists in St. Petersburg. Come celebrate with us!
This event is free but please register so we can have an accurate head count with enough drink for all. You can also donate when you register too!
Our district runs from 1st Avenue North to 10th Avenue South and 16th Street to 31st Street. For decades, much of this area was industrial (and part of it is
still zoned as such), populated with warehouses and small manufacturing
artists saw potential. A warehouse has special appeal to those who like
to work large or need heavy duty equipment. There are already approximately 200 artists, arts businesses and organizations within the boundaries
including Duncan McClellan Glass, MGA Sculpture Studio and the Morean Center for Clay which has occupied the
Seaboard building since 2000. (read more)