St. Petersburg Fine Craft Artists Focus of American Craft Week, Oct. 2-11
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 1, 2015) – Recently named American Craft Week’s No. 1 Top 10 Town for Craft Lovers, St. Petersburg invites residents and visitors to celebrate its community of fine craft artists and galleries during American Craft Week, beginning tomorrow, October 2.
First-time and established fine craft art collectors will have an opportunity to experience the unique talents of St. Petersburg’s fine craft artists at galleries throughout the city through October 11, including: *Charlie Parker Pottery; *Craftsman House; the Clay Center of St. Petersburg; *Duncan McClellan Glass; Florida CraftArt; Grand Central Stained Glass; Lynn Merhige gallery; *Michele Tuegel Contemporary; *Morean Center for Clay; Painting With Fire; *Shapiro’s; Strands of Sunshine; the Local Co-op; and Zen Glass.
The public will have an opportunity to donate to the Craft Relief Emergency Fund, or CERF+, which provides assistance to artists experiencing personal or natural disasters that prevent them from creating art. Select participating galleries (indicated by *) will host donation stations, artwork raffles or special events to benefit CERF+. Residents and visitors are also invited to explore St. Petersburg’s exhibitions of fine craft art on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dali Museum and the Chihuly Collection.
All seven St. Petersburg Community Library locations will feature craft-related book displays for American Craft Week. The Mirror Lake, 280 Fifth St. N., and South Community libraries, 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. South, will host needlecraft groups while craft programs are scheduled at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. For more information, visit www.splibraries.org. For additional information on American Craft Week in St. Petersburg and CERF+, visit https://www.facebook.com/americancraftweekstpete.