December 1, 2020

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November brings a full palette of visual arts in Tampa Bay

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Visual arts in Tampa Bay have been making a steady comeback. November brings three art festivals, a major Van Gogh exhibition and a number of gallery shows. But things are happening with safety in mind, so there are still mask and social distancing requirements. Check with each venue before going.

Shine Mural Festival

This special edition of Shine is called Sea Walls: St. Petersburg, and for the first time it features a lineup of all Florida artists, including locals Bask, iBoms and Nneka Jones. From Nov. 7-14, they’ll paint murals that highlight concerns in local waters, including sea level rise, plastic pollution and algae blooms. For a map of locations, visit stpeteartsalliance.com.

The festival’s poster features artwork by Bask, who is one of the participating artists. [ Courtesy of Shine Mural Festival ]

That Art Festival

This family- and pet-friendly outdoor event at Jannus Live features local artists, live painting graffiti and murals, kids activities and a DJ. Masks and social distancing are encouraged and the crowd will be monitored to avoid congestion. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. facebook.com/thatartfestival.

‘In the Clouds’ at Mize Gallery

Gallery owner Chad Mize invited artists to riff on the concepts of “head in the clouds,” “on cloud nine” or actual clouds. The group show opens with a virtual reception on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. on Facebook (facebook.com/mizegallery) and at 7 p.m. on Instagram (instagram.com/mizegallery). On view through Nov. 21. Free. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. chadmize.com.

Johannah O’Donnell’s “Our Lady of Divine Light” is on display in “In the Clouds” at Mize Gallery in St. Petersburg through Nov. 21. [ Courtesy of Chad Mize ]

Creative Pinellas’ Arts Annual Festival

The celebration of local artists includes visual art, music, dance, poetry and short film. The festival will be held at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 15, as well as online. Tickets are $25. 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. creativepinellas.org.

“Portal Exploration” by Daniel “R5” Barojas is on display in Creative Pinellas’ Arts Annual Festival on Nov. 12. [ Courtesy of Daniel Barojas ]

St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk

Dozens of galleries open their doors from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 14. Among the many exhibits to check out is “All That Visual Jazz,” the [email protected]′s third consecutive celebration of legendary local photographer Herb Snitzer, featuring his portraits of jazz giants (620 First Ave. S, thestudioat620.org). From there, hop over to the Morean Arts Center for “Spread Joy,” the annual holiday member’s show and sale (719 Central Ave., moreanartscenter.org). Artists Judy Vienneau and Carole Shelton traded techniques in metal art for their exhibition “Role Reversal” at St. Pete Artworks (2412 Central Ave., stpeteartworks-onlinestore.com).

Florida CraftArt

The St. Petersburg fine craft gallery’s Holiday Boutique is open, featuring handmade items and ornaments, through Dec. 31. In lieu of the annual CraftArt Festival, the gallery is presenting CraftArt With a Twist, in which select artists will set up along the sidewalks in front of the gallery on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Free. 501 Central Ave. (727) 821-7391. floridacraftart.org.

Ceramic artist William Kidd is one of the artists participating in CraftArt With a Twist. [ Courtesy of Florida CraftArt ]

Arlene Richardson at Tarpon Art Guild

An exhibition of award-winning painter Arlene Richardson’s oil landscapes are on display at the Tarpon Arts Guild, where they will remain on view through the end of November. Free. An opening reception happens 5-7 p.m. Nov. 6. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 161 E Tarpon Ave. (727) 744-3323. tarponartguild.com.

Arlene Richardson’s oil landscapes are on display at the Tarpon Art Guild through the end of November. [ Courtesy of the Tarpon Art Guild ]

Van Gogh Alive

The highly anticipated multimedia exhibition that projects some of Vincent van Gogh’s most beloved paintings on the walls and the floor opens to the public at the Dalí Museum on Nov. 21. Remains on display through April 11, 2021. $25, $23 seniors/military/police/firefighters/educators, $18 students/kids 13-17, $10 kids age 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. After 5 p.m. Thursdays, $12, $8 kids 6-12. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, with special hours for seniors from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday. The museum will stay open until 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and will offer half-price admission from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Epic Art Show

Tampa boutique hotel the Epicurean presents a showcase of local artists including Briauna Walker, Langstn and Carrie Kilgore. Enjoy a free glass of wine while perusing the works. Tickets are $20 and must be reserved per hour to ensure social distancing. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 14. 1207 S Howard Ave. epicureanhotel.com/events/.

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