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Arts Coast Journal

Multimedia coverage of dynamic arts and artists
In-depth explorations and event previews
Thoughtful and thought-provoking perspectives

Welcome to the Arts Coast Journal, a new name and new focus for the Creative Pinellas online magazine. Our aim is high-quality coverage of the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts. . .  and all the kinds of art that merge and mix and fall between those.

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SHINE Mural Fest – An Art Exhibition All Over St Pete

Some Highlights In partnership with PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, Portland Oregon-based visual artist Blaine Fontana brings images inspired by divine religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, Fontana’s work has been featured in Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz and exhibited worldwide. Fontana will tackle his massive wall with fellow Portland artist Plastic Birdie (Jeremy Nichols). [...]


American Stage’s Vietgone Offers a Personal, Often Hilarious History Lesson

. . . Jerid Fox on Designing Vietgone . . . Playwright Qui Nguyen does not elaborate on what the scenery should look like for Vietgone — but is quite demanding of the scenic and projection designers, as there are over 17 locations throughout the love story of Quang and Tong. I saw this story as an odyssey of [...]


Don Gialanella

Arts In: Don Gialanella Don Gialanella - Toy Cow - Life scale toy assemblage. 2016, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto CA . . .  Don Gialanella can make a cow out of children’s toys, that’s the size of a cow. He made the giant twirly moustache in front of The Dalí Museum. Don creates huge and [...]


Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival

This year the Festival is pleased to announce two special awards, in conjunction with the mission of encouraging an appreciation of Latin American arts and the pursuit of social justice throughout our Hemisphere. Ana Maria Vasquez The awards will be presented on October 19 at the Gilbert Chapel Gallery during the Festival’s award ceremony. The festival’s first [...]


Student Refugees Expressing Themselves Through The Art Of Photography

October 10, 2019 | By Hope Weil Student Refugees Expressing Themselves Through The Art Of Photography October 17, 6-9 pm Morean Arts Center Details here photo by Mijjar Rashel Photography is a universal language. Anyone can learn how to speak it — you just need a camera and an open mind. “My favorite part about photography is that [...]


Unbound: Highlights from the Stanton Storer Collection

October 3, 2019 | By Tony Wong Palms Unbound Highlights from the Stanton Storer Collection Through November 8 at The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery Details here Keith Edmier Looking at art is a pleasure. It’s like a walk in nature. You can see rocks and trees, you can see mountains and rivers, clouds and the wide wide sky. You may [...]


St Pete Heats Up with 10 Jazz Performances at 10 Venues

October 2, 2019 | By Eric Snider St. Pete Heats Up with 10 Jazz Performances at 10 Venues Saturday, October 12 JAZZ on the ArtWalk, 5-9 pm Various venues - details here JAZZ on The Deuces, 5 pm-midnight Historic Manhattan Casino - details here While not what you’d consider a jazz hotbed, St. Petersburg has lately been showing signs [...]

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