Historic Veto Eliminates Arts Funding for Pinellas County

Last week’s historic veto of nearly all state arts funding threatens millions in support for almost 50 arts organizations in Pinellas County. Despite the setback, residents are encouraged to support local artists and arts organizations, as the arts generate significant economic and social benefits for the region. Creative Pinellas remains committed to meeting the needs of our cultural community…. Read More

Thanking Our Arts Teachers

Just one special teacher you connect with can make a huge difference. We asked artists to share the teachers who they want to thank, for helping them become the artists that they are today…. Read More

Exploring the Arts Annual

Exploring the current Arts Annual exhibit as sculptor Don Gialanella shares how he developed his new large-scale work, “Climate Change Evolution.”… Read More

Postcards from Pinellas

By Jennifer Ring. On my recent arts scavenger hunt from North County to South County, I explored many ways you can enjoy arts and culture in Pinellas County…. Read More

Brimming with Excitement

. . . Brimming with excitement. That is how it feels to have been awarded the Emerging Artist Grant from Creative Pinellas. I admit that painting on larger canvases instills… Read More

The Economic Impact of the Arts

By Cindy Stovall. Those of us who call Pinellas County home have witnessed firsthand the rapidly increasing influence of the arts in our communities. Now a nationwide study by Americans for the Arts proves it…. Read More

Welcome to YOUR Arts Coast Cultural Plan

We will begin in early September to examine the current state of the arts in Pinellas County, while working over the next year to develop strategic initiatives designed specifically to positively impact our cultural institutions, residents, tourists, artists, and business community…. Read More

Something Blue

By Alice Ferrulo. Inspired by all that is “blue” and a play on the wedding theme “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” this collaborative visual and performing arts installation at the ArtsXchange took two years in the making…. Read More

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