Alternative Perspectives at Et Cultura St. Pete

Et Cultura offered five days of jam-packed art, its sights and sounds too many to feature in one blog. Here’s a visual sampling of our constrained experience, along with some murals adjacent to the vendors market and 900 block events.

Before approaching the Baum market area, we caught this fragment of a colorful mural by Sebastian Coolidge,Œædedicated to the Children’s Dream Fund.
The “bank” is being demolished so it seemed pertinent to capture this evocative graffiti, signed by Loser.
Quite the development there on Central with Nick Kekllas and Chad Mize’s work atŒæKings Street Food.
Michael Vahl’sŒæ”Justice.”
Awesome outline of royal doggie by Chad Mize for Kings Street Food.
Michael Vahl conjures the Constitution with the face of the Statue of Liberty and the first words of its preamble, “We the People.”
Michael Vahl’s Dali and Gala.
Cool holiday cards and prints by John L. Gascot.
Michael Vahl mural impresses with Illuminati-like elements.
Mark Stevens a.k.a Aurailieus artist‘s fun Bob Project.
#Notmyson table, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, and amazing mural by The Apexer, you can also seeŒæAurailieus artist’s robot on the gray building.
Unique hand-crafted vases by Maria.ξAffordable and lovely stocking stuffers for $5-$15.ξEmail aries50124@yahoo.comξfor information
Awesome stand and watercolors by The Messy Painter.
I think this might be The Messy Painter herself.
Amazing chalk work by Shawn McCann.
The Fox & Crow vending marvels. Art by Evan Pullman Neidich
Beautiful typographic art by the Fox & Crow.ξArt by Evan Pullman Neidich
Totes by Gina Moccio’s Boss Babe Club, 10 percent of proceeds from all Boss Babe Club merchandise and events go to Tampa Bay non-profits that empower women and girls.
Fish sculpture by Grace Ridge.
Jerry Cahill Art. Colorful mirrored elements.
Grace Ridge’s rooster sculpture.
Mountain Holler and his evocative message.


Chalkboard Special was there with their unique chalkboard-art Airstream feeding the crowds delicious “Friggitoria” Italian grub.
Ryan Swanson, founder of the Urban Conga, and wife wait to order tasty treats from theξChalkboard Special.
Mountain Holler playing some relaxing, emotionally stirring tunes.
Montain Holler performs tunes from new EP, Entheogen.


The Urban Conga set spot with functional art offered playtime between sets.
Awesome swiveling 3DξξETC logo at Urban Conga.
Close-up of the Urban Conga wooden xylophone and truck painted with Stephen Palladino’s distinctive illustrations.
Nice ping pong tables with original art, and nothing like a fun action shot of people playing, Palladino art on the truck, far left. You can see Et Cultura merch vendors on far right, Urban Conga rules by the way.
Good to see one of the good ol’ bugs of the formerŒæMad Beach Surf ShopŒæ(1976-2001) parked there.
How not to include a close up of Mark Stevens robot and Apexer’s signature. Two of our great local muralists/artists.
Incredible laser cat behind Pizza Box surprised our Assistant Editor Julie Garisto. It was painted by owner Adam Duff and his brother.

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