Cool Art and Music at the FOLKFEST in St. Petersburg, Florida – Photos

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We had a fun Saturday afternoon at the Folkfest in St. Pete, a free  three day art and music festival.

This post is part of a series of insider travel tips – photo tours around the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

When we left the festival, the party was still in full swing, the sidewalk cafes overflowing, music drifting from the clubs and on stage. People out walking with their dogs, bicycling, BBQ in the park by the beach ….

Nowhere in the Tampabay Florida area is the feeling of community spirit so evident as it is in downtown St. Pete. It literally permeates the air, good will, good folk, a neighborhood connection between the art district, a great mix of small art galleries and unique shops, the late night clubs.

Did I mention the beaches? Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida has the finest white sandy beaches. Swim in the ocean or take a stroll in one of three downtown parks right by the water, admire the yachts in the harbour and enjoy the cool breeze on a hot summer night. It was a balmy 75 degrees once the sun went down.

The festival was organized by the Creative Clay Studios

see www.creativeclay.org 

 

We loved watching the

live demonstrations

 by potters and painters.

 

Here is one of the clay artists at work

 

You can find his art at the Craftsman House

 

 

 

Fun – food and art – everywhere ……….

 

A painter at work in her booth …

 

Richard loves music 

so I dawdled and photographed

while he went on to find – what else – a beer and the main stage.

 

We both really enjoyed the performance of

Have Gun, Will Travel and

the performance of

The Heavy Pets

 plus visual

 artist LEBO

 

Lebo painted while the band played.

 

 

Two of several bands who played for free all day long.

 

There are galleries all along Central Ave

who participated in the event.

 

I found two irresistible multi-media works at the 

artists’ co-op.

A great place to find that special gift!

 

 

 

 Thought you might like to see

the practically

finished work of art:)

by artist Lebo

 

Amazing

what one can do

with a box of crayolas ….

 

Yup – this sign

says it all!

PEOPLE MAKE HAPPY CITIES …

 

We had a brew, pulled pork and sausage,

debated over trying the gator bites

then decided on

 an evening walk along the water …..

 

Powder blue and pink skies

 and a little white sail boat

which just happened to show up at the right time:)

 

 

Time to head home …

Richard is mumbling about a football game at 8:00pm.

 

Oh well,

I was happy to experiment with a few night shots…

 

Boats in the harbour

  

There you have it ….

another entertaining Saturday Night in St. Petersburg, Florida.

There were events and music at the pier and a concert at Janus Landing, a concert venue, recently overhauled. Friends of ours went and couldn’t say enough good things about the renovation, including some fine sparkling ladies rooms. Hey, that’s important when you gotta go:)

Watch out ….. for the skateboarders

and enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda at the historic, refined Vinoy Hotel and Resort, eye candy pure – whether you just like architecture or want to enjoy a view of the sunset.

 

Thanks for tagging along on our outing.

Happy Monday to you!

All images copyright 2010 © Rose Hill All rights reserved

 

Things to do in Tampa Bay

For more insider travel tips for your next vacation

Explore Sawgrass Lake Park – wetlands, alligators, birds 

Redington Beach in Florida

Madeira Beach in Florida

or see the Holiday Lights at the 

Florida Botanical Garden – highly recommended! 

 

 

 

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