June 8, 2021 | By Cindy Stovall
Ready to Rediscover
Arts & Culture in Pinellas County?
Let Us Be Your “Guide”
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It’s been a long year and a half to be sure, and so many continue to navigate the fallout of Covid-19.
From a business perspective, I think we can agree that the arts took a pretty large hit with early and prolonged closures. However, with brilliantly stealth planning, innovation and unprecedented community support, many of our favorite theaters, galleries, museums and other arts venues and events have survived. They are, as we speak, beginning to emerge from a long and unwelcome hibernation.
We are grateful and proud that Creative Pinellas, as the arts advocacy organization it is, has been able to lift so many artists, of all genres, up during this difficult time.
As we inch toward some place in our cultural memory that resembles “normal,” as well as contemplating fun summer activities, wouldn’t it be nice to have a comprehensive guide that reminds us of all the places and ongoing events in Pinellas County that we’ve so sorely missed?
The answer is yes. Yes, it would.
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And so, friends, Creative Pinellas offers you and all the friends and family you may have visiting from out of the area, our Arts & Culture Guide. We confidently claim that it is one bit of promotional literature that you actually need.
First published in 2019, the ACG consists of 45 high-gloss, full-color pages that include places, ongoing or annual events and educational resources throughout ALL of Pinellas County, including:
From GeckoFest in Gulfport and Safety Harbor SongFest, to the SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, there are great festivals to be found far and county-wide.
These ongoing or annual events are listed both individually and by the month when they occur to make it easier for you to plan your arts and culture activities comeback. (Please check websites for any schedule revisions, Covid-related or otherwise.)
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Art Centers, Galleries & Museums
Pinellas County arts venues come in all sizes – intimate galleries, vibrant arts centers and internationally-renowned museums – showcasing everything from historic masterpieces to new works by talented emerging artists.
Theater and Performing Arts
How much have you missed going to live theater or concerts? Is it even measurable?
Well, start planning your ticket purchases while checking out the listings for all of Pinellas County’s performing arts venues right from your Arts & Culture Guide.
In addition, the guide offers great information on the following:
- Arts Agencies and Organizations
- Arts Education and Libraries
- History Centers and Societies
- Nature Centers and Parks
And you’ll find Pinewood Cultural Park – location of The Gallery at Creative Pinellas, The Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village
There are so many wonderful places and events in Pinellas County just waiting to welcome you, your family, friends and visitors back into the cultural fold.
And just like that, your summer calendar is taken care of!
. . . You’re welcome.
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If you’d like a copy of Creative Pinellas’ Arts & Culture Guide, check
your local Chamber of Commerce, airports or contact us at
creativepinellas.org or 727-582-2172.
Or visit the Creative Pinellas Gallery, Wednesdays-Sundays from 12-5 pm.
12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo FL 33778
As the local arts agency for Pinellas County, Creative Pinellas supports arts and cultural programs for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Through a variety of programs, exhibits and grants, the organization promotes the importance of a full and creative life for all and an environment that empowers a just, inclusive and equitable arts community.