Unfortunately, because of the virus and for the safety of all, the large CraftArt Festival was cancelled this year.
However, 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.
As we want to do the most to help the artists during this difficult time, we are not charging them a fee to participate. We are counting on people like yourself to support our mission with your sponsorship to help cover the operating expenses.
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.
CraftArt with a Twist kicks off the Holiday shopping season and features handmade works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper, and mixed media.
Your support provides a high-profile venue for artists to show and sell their work
It also supports Florida CraftArt which is an integral part of the rich tapestry of our arts and culture scene in downtown St. Petersburg. Communities enabling the arts are investing in an industry that supports 3,889 local full-time jobs. Please help our art organization — the arts mean business in Pinellas County!
Local resident, tourists, and collectors attend. Produced by Florida CraftArt, CraftArt with a Twist is a contemporary craft show featuring diverse styles by 18 different artists each Saturday. Extensive advertising and social media publicize the event.
CraftArt with a Twist gives artists the opportunity to show and sell their work with no commission given to Florida CraftArt. More than 30 nationally known artists, plus six Emerging Artists participate.
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.
Sponsorships benefit Florida CraftArt and its mission for year-round free art programming in exhibitions, education and community outreach.
CraftArt with a Twist will be presented in front of the Florida CraftArt Gallery and in Regions parking lot across the street.
Saturday November 21, 2020, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The weekend before Thanksgiving
Saturday December 5, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsors support the arts
To be a CraftArt with a Twist sponsor or for more information, please contact
Katie Deits, Executive Director, at (727)821-7391 or mobile phone (561) 351-7904.
Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951. Our mission is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work.
Our 2,500-square-foot gallery showcases more than 250 Florida artists, and our exhibition gallery features curated shows and educational programming. On our second floor is ArtLofts: 20 artists’ studios and a meeting room called the Creative Loft.
Become a CraftArt Sponsor today!
Please mail this form along with payment to:
CraftArt with a Twist 2020
501 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701