2018 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Tasko

Communities need a breakthrough strategy for providing artists and non-profit arts organizations with critical operating support, and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has taken on that challenge.

Founded in 2012, the Arts Alliance evolved from a shared desire among city and community leaders to make a serious investment in our local arts organizations, artists and creative businesses.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising money and advocating for our entire creative community – artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses. We raise money through individual and corporate gifts, event sponsorships, and grants that support community-wide arts efforts.

Our Mission

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving this vital arts and cultural community.  We do so by driving arts-related economic development and funding, advocating for art and artists, educating at all levels and facilitating the growth of our City of the Arts.

Our Vision

Our vision is to strengthen and sustain the art and cultural community within St. Petersburg through collaboration, economic growth, education, and adequate and consistent funding.

Comprehensive Arts Strategy

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Our Staff

Director of Marketing/Programs
Director of Community Advancement
Rebecca Davis Inc.
Zoe Peters
Creative Projects Coordinator

Our Volunteers

Delcy Colman
Josh Haley
Joan Patterson
GilDewey’s LLC, Arts Culture & Museum Guide
Catherine Mary Sulllivan

Our Board of Directors

Helen Hansen French
Chair | Dancer - BEACON & St Petersburg Dance Alliance
Jim Woodfield
Vice-Chair | Artist and Director, Woodfield Fine Art Gallery
Roger Ross
Treasurer | CFO, Morean Arts Center
Sharon McCaman
Secretary | Project Manager, The Tampa Bay Rays
Wayne Atherholt
Ex-Officio | Dir, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of St. Petersburg
Mary Anna Murphy
Ex-Officio | President, MAM Exhibit Design
Danyell Bauer
Artistic Director, Atelier de SoSi
Steve Beaty
President, Dex Imaging
Paul C. Carder
Kelcy Coleman
Digital Marketing Professional
Michelene Everett
Event Management Consultant, Hyde Park Event Design, LLC
Veatrice Farrell
Executive Director, Deuces Live
Ryan Griffin
Johnson Pope Law Firm
Kimberly Jackson
Executive Director, Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions
Kelly Lee McFrederick
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Michelle Tannu
Principal, Shared Vision Marketing
Mila Turtle
Owner and CEO, Turtle Moon Graphics, Inc.
David Walker
Artist & Co-Owner, ZEN Glass
Melissa Finley Williams
Attorney, Finley Williams Law, PA