The Red Apple Group is the presenting sponsor of the CraftArt Festival.
Raymond James, Regions Bank, City of St. Petersburg, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Emerging Artists sponsors:
Brian James Photography, Color Concepts, DMG School Project, Michael and Andrea Graham, Kathryn Howd and Edward Rucks, David and Becky Ramsey, Tricera, Robert F. and Alexandria Welker.
We are excited that Florida CraftArt is going to be able to help artists by producing a smaller and safer version of the CraftArt Festival that we are calling CraftArt with a Twist. It kicks off the Holiday shopping season and features handmade works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper, and mixed media. On November 21 and December 5, visit these outstanding fine craft artists at this special version of the CraftArt Festival. Just in front of Florida CraftArt and by Regions Bank, you’ll meet seasoned art professionals and three emerging artists featuring handmade works in ceramics, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, and sculpture. Please wear your mask!
Join the Collectors’ Circle and support fine craft artists and do your holiday shopping or add to your collection! Help the artists! Artists participating in the CraftArt with a Twist receive 100% of their sales! Also, as FCA is doing all it can to help the artists, they are not charged a booth fee this year. Join the Collectors’ Circle
Artists on Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the weekend after Thanksgiving
Ceramics: John Kellum, Sarah King, Glenn Woods Fiber: Nneka Jones Jewelry: Trina Cahlander, Kristie MacGregor, Luis Perez, Wendy Thurlow, Barbara Umbel Mixed Media: Holly Apperson, Cindy Hirt Pardue, ArtLofts Sculpture: John and Sandie Formato, Randy Pardue, Benjamin Peterson Emerging Artists: Esther Aall, Robyn Crosa (Mixed Media), Mary Ann Ziegler (Glass)
Located just outside the doors of the Florida CraftArt Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg, the CraftArt with a Twist 2020 is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy artful Florida Saturdays. Some of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists will show and sell their creations.
Emerging Artist Program
Artists who have never had a major show or participated in an outdoor festival can apply to participate in the event as an Emerging Artist. They receive the following benefits:
- 10’ x 10’ tent, table, chairs
- Pro photography session
- Business and marketing mentoring by renowned glass artist Duncan McClellan
- 250 Postcards of artwork
- Stipend for meals
- The ultimate benefit to the artists is to be able to professionally present their work to collectors, as well as visitors, and sell their work in a premier setting.
CraftArt with a Twist will be presented in front of the Florida CraftArt Gallery and in Regions parking lot across the street.