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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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Catch the Spirit: Aretha Franklin Concert Film

Free - August 12 - RSVP here Catch the Spirit August 5, 2019 | By Eric Snider The film Amazing Grace finds Aretha Franklin at the pinnacle of her gospel powers Aretha Franklin did not want you to see Amazing Grace, the concert film that captures her transcendent 1972 gospel performance at the New Missionary Baptist Church in [...]


Jason Hackenwerth

Arts In: Jason Hackenwerth Jason Hackenwerth is an adventurous abstract sculptor who’s medium is  thousands of latex balloons. His enormous sculptural inventions can fill a towering museum atrium, or mall. His sculptures are enormous, and the vivid pictures on his website are only an echo of the overwhelming power of experiencing them up close. Jason Hackenwerth teaches at St. Pete’s [...]


Acrobotic – Free Circus at the Creative Pinellas Gallery August 3-4

July 30, 2019 | Sheila Cowley Acrobotic - Free Circus at the Creative Pinellas Gallery The Gallery at Creative Pinellas Saturday, August 3 @ 7 pm Sunday, August 4 @ 3 pm Free RSVP here Doors open 30 min prior This weekend, we welcome Acrobotic to the Gallery at Creative Pinellas. Acrobotic [...]


Florida Björkestra – The Music of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake

Wondering who Nick Drake is? Here’s a thoughtful exploration of 10 Nick Drake songs from The Guardian newspaper, with a Spotify playlist. July 29, 2019 | by Stephanie Powers Saturday, August 3 at The Palladium Theatre Florida Björkestra - The Music of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake Tampa Bay area institution the Florida Björkestra [...]


Loss and Affirmation: Never-Before-Seen Works by William Pachner

More on This Exhibit Loss and Affirmation: Never-Before-Seen Works by William Pachner at the Florida Holocaust Museum By SARAH TELESCA July 26, 2019 On July 27, Czech-American painter William Pachner’s earliest illustrations and paintings from 1943-1951 will be on display at the Florida Holocaust Museum, many of which will be seen by the public for the first time. The [...]


Erin Blankenship

Arts In: Erin Blankenship Erin Blankenship is the Curator of Exhibitions & Collections at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. The Museum is more special than most people realize - it’s a historical museum that maintains a vital collection of contemporary art. Erin’s seen first-hand how visual art offers another path to understanding the challenging reality of genocide. The [...]

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