Strings & Arts Fest


By Elaine Chambliss

Strings & Arts
On the Deuces

August 20 from 4-6 pm
535 22nd St South, St. Pete
Details here

In celebration of Stringed Music on Saturday, August 20 from 4-6 pm I am presenting the “Strings & Arts Fest” – an afternoon presentation featuring Bass player Rick Adams and artwork with a musical theme by local artists.

The event will be held at Seven C Music, 535 22nd St South in The Deuces neighborhood of St. Petersburg, 33712 – bringing a string music performance, a tribute to Black Music Composers through videos, an audience talkback and visual art exhibit to the Midtown community.

The purpose of this event is to integrate a variety of art forms in order to encourage new cultural experiences both for the audience and the artists while enjoying the Seven C Music experience.

The featured musician will be Rick Adams, Bass player. Artist Rick Adams studied music in grammar and high school in South Carolina. Later after moving to New York City, he pursued his music career. Being self-taught on the Bass, he has been involved in music for over 30 years and performed locally with the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, the Jazz legend Sam Rivers (deceased) who also played with Miles Davis. Rick Adams currently performs weekly at Speakeasy Kava with my Duo/Trio.

Rick Adams

I am a passionate person with the gift of encouragement and a desire to see people live better lives.

My artwork comes from a collection of inspirational art using human forms created in oils to express positive messages.

My love for Art comes from its power to change a person’s thinking with a subliminal message that is only understood by the individual. My mission is to move the emotion or inner spirit to see a change for a better life. My goal is to promote positive images in our community by creating transformational arts inspiring us to live a Different Day, a Different Life. My commitment to empower people through Transformational Art, to elevate their standards for generations to come, is now a reality.

Artwork by Elaine Chambliss

Elaine Chambliss (Echambliss.Artist) transitioned from the technical field of Computer-Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering to becoming a visual artist. As well as painting and selling her own art, she was awarded a 2022 Individual Artist Grant from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. She is a member of the Arts Advisory Committee of the City of St. Petersburg, and partners with other organizations to “promote strength, share heritage and encourage growth.”

You can read about the mural art of Elaine Chambliss in the Weekly Challenger.

Elaine Chambliss

Admission to the Strings & Arts Fest is Free and all ages are invited.
You can RSVP here.

This presentation is being sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and The City of St. Petersburg’s Office of Cultural Affairs, with additional sponsorship from, The Deuces LiveThe Studio@620 and Empact Solutions.


                                                        Artwork by Elaine Chambliss

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