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St. Pete One of 'America's Top ArtPlaces 2013'

St. Petersburg is one of only four cities in Florida to make the list.

St. Petersburg is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Mahaffey Theater, Salvador Dali Museum and countless galleries and local theaters which showcase art, expression and creativity. It's for all these reasons that St. Pete was chosen as one of "America's Top ArtPlaces."

St. Petersburg is one of 44 cities in the U.S. and one of four in Florida to make the list.

The report by ArtPlace identifies the Top ArtPlaces in 33 of the country's largest U.S. metropolitan areas with neighborhoods that have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle to make vibrant neighborhoods, according artplaceamerica.org.

“Arts and culture are underused assets for increasing the vibrancy of cities and local economies,” said Carol Coletta of ArtPlace. “This list reveals the real potential in cities everywhere to tap into that resource and create exciting, successful places. These neighborhoods demonstrate that art and artists help create the kind of places where people want to be.”

Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach also made the list. View all the cities on the list at www.artplaceamerica.org.

Want to visit a local art gallery? Be sure to check out our Directory on St. Pete Patch. Just click on the "Arts & Entertainment" tab to find museums, galleries and theaters in St. Pete!

richard Walsh February 20, 2013 at 09:38 PM
We need more republicons so we gan give corporate handouts to companies like Bass Pro Shops. I'm sure "patriot" is an old goat who is happy as long as they get their pills from their legal drug dealers paid for by the rest of us. Some patriot.
Patriot February 21, 2013 at 12:35 AM
What bunch of cry babies! I stick with my statement, wherever the art crap shows up, so do the loser dems that waste all the revenue!
Wendy Durand February 21, 2013 at 02:57 PM
There is a fabulous new Clay Center openinig in the Warehouse Arts District on March 1 - come visit! 400 23rd Street South, St Petersburg, FL 33712. Watch us work, visit our gallery, talk to us about what we do.
Velva Lee Heraty aka Dream Momma February 22, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Meredith let me be the first to welcome you to St. Pete. I live downtown, am active in promoting the arts and am known locally as Dream Momma. I'm easy to find on FB and Google so feel free to contact me.
Velva Lee Heraty aka Dream Momma February 22, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Sorry posters but I can't help but laugh at everybody's personal agendas. Pretty tedious to wade through. Let's try to stay with the big picture. LOL


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