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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.

For this first official issue, we’re focused on collaboration. . . [READ MORE]

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Helping Artists Turn Passion into Sustainable Living

August 20, 2019 | By Cindy Stovall Co.Starters: Helping Artists Turn Passion into Sustainable Living Next Session September 10-November 5 Registration Information Here It’s one thing to have the talent and the passion to create beautiful artwork, or to share it. It’s quite another to pay the light bill with it. Perhaps you’d like to open a gallery or [...]


Robert Rauschenberg: America Mix-16

August 19, 2019 | by Tony Wong Palms Robert Rauschenberg America Mix-16 Tampa Museum of Art On display August 9, 2019 through January 5, 2020 Robert Rauschenberg, Truck from Suite 1 (America Mix-16), 1983, (detail) © 2019 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Photographer: Philip LaDeau Encounters with Rauschenberg exhibitions are like visiting grandmother’s house when we were kids. And we [...]


Carrie Jadus

Arts In: Carrie Jadus Carrie Jadus made a name for herself as a professional artist, after giving up a career as a skilled radio frequency engineer. Her distinctive, soft and subtly subversive style is seen in paintings, on murals, posters and notecards around St. Petersburg. Working at Soft Water Studios, she’s a mainstay of the Warehouse Arts District and longtime [...]


An R&B Legend in Tampa Bay and a Tribute to Ray Charles

Opening Act Tribute to Ray Charles Last November, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman learned from writer, teacher and journalist Roy Peter Clark that music legend Ray Charles, whose Tampa Bay roots figured largely in his nascent career, wrote and recorded a song called “The St. Pete Florida Blues.” A few short months later, The City of St. Petersburg officially [...]


Pinellas County’s First Mural Project

August 14, 2019 | By Jenee Priebe   Stephen Palladino: Be Right Back Pinellas County's First Mural Project   Partly shaded by an overpass and pocked with skyscraping queen palms, 192 linear feet of concrete wall are being meticulously transformed by the hands of artist Stephen Palladino. Bright patches of color dance across the outdoor canvas, awaiting his signature black [...]

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