Deadline: January 30

There is never enough Halloween to last the year. Valentwe’en is Art Lofts Studio‘s attempt to adjust for that by offering a fun and spooky new spring holiday, a mash-up of Hallowe’en and Valentine’s Day.  Valentwe’en is a dark romantic holiday, heralded by the Grim Cupid. 

This year, Valentwe’en will be celebrated in the form of an art show – show us your Victorian best.

Artists are welcome to enter 1 work per person, free of charge. Sales should be worked out between artist and patron, and all funds go to the artist.

There are also a limited number of wooden 5-inch wooden coffins that artists may make into Valentwines. Coffins will be provided to artists to decorate as they wish and sales will be split with the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg, co-hosts of this event, to help cover costs.

The show will run from February 2 to March 1 at Art Lofts Studio, 10 5th St. N. in downtown St. Petersburg (above Florida CraftArt),

Monetary prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The judge is this year’s master of ceremonies, Dr. Paul Bearer. To see his take on this event, please check out the Valentwe’en video here.

Please send letter of interest and an image of your piece to Brandy Stark at by January 30.

Drop off: February 2 from 10-12 or by appointment.