Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse in their Tarpon Springs studio. Photo courtesy Creative Pinellas.

Interview: Artists Carol Mickett & Robert Stackhouse on their new show, “Expanding Waters”

The paintings and a massive walk-through aluminum-and-paper sculpture will address global concerns about warming seas.

Jane Bunker and Mason Morfit.

Tampa Bay Talks: They’re raising thousands in scholarships for African American students via the Woodson Warriors art auction

Jane Bunker and Mason Morfit talk about the latest chapter in their crusade to raise scholarship funds for African-American students in Pinellas.

Tampa Bay artist Ya La’Ford’s Super Bowl commission: “It’s huge”

La’Ford has been chosen by the NFL to create paintings for all 75 team owners.

Happy 10th Birthday to the Dalì’s “new” building!

It’s been 10 years!? On the one hand, I feel like St. Petersburg’s most celebrated museum opened its iconic building just yesterday, and on the other hand it’s become such a landmark that it feels like it’s been here forever. But no, it was back on Jan. 11, 2011 that a wacky parade led by […]

The amazing paintings of David Michael Bowers: “Realism with an Edge”

The Madeira Beach-based artist is known for his distinctively realistic portraiture.

The Ocean Alexander 36L at MarineMax.

Four spectacularly over-the-top gift ideas

Choose from a yacht, a mobile winery, the entire floor of a luxury hotel, and a portrait like no other.

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MFA Makeover: St. Pete's oldest art museum is now its newest

You know how, when you’ve been away from home for a long time, everything looks different when you return? That’s sort of the experience one has upon seeing the revamp of the Museum of Fine Arts’ original 1965 galleries. Except it’s not your eyes deceiving you; the galleries, which reopened to the general public on […]

Derrick Adams, "Floater 36," 2017, acrylic paint and collage on paper, from "Buoyant" at the MFA. Collection of Audrey & Jeffrey Spiegel.

The Museum of Fine Arts is feeling "Buoyant" — and for good reason

Many businesses in the Tampa Bay area slowly reopened over the summer, including most of our favorite museums – with one notable exception. The Museum of Fine Arts, the oldest museum in St. Petersburg and a main attraction on downtown’s Beach Drive, made the very difficult decision to remain closed throughout the summer months. “Much of our membership falls into higher-risk […]

A&E, Interrupted: Cancellations & Postponements from dRTBest Bets Spring 2020

dRTBest Bets, the list of recommended arts & entertainment events that appears in each print edition of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, was compiled for the Spring 2020 print edition before the wave of postponements and cancellations that occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. In the list below, we provide updates about the events we […]

The Art Around Us: Public artworks now and in the future

Editor’s Note: This story is included in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, you won’t be violating any health guidelines if you wander outside by yourself (or a safe distance from your companions) to see the beautiful public artworks Julie Garisto identifies […]