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Echelman sculpture to be installed at St. Pete Pier St. Pete Catalyst By Graham Colton An Echelman sculpture is coming to St. Petersburg. Thursday evening at St. Petersburg City Hall, St. Petersburg City Council voted to approve a $1.5 ...

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Pier artist Janet Echelman: The Catalyst interview St. Pete Catalyst By Bill DeYoung The only consistent thing about public art is that everyone will have a different opinion of it. The word “public” kind of ensures that. Thursday’s ...

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Driving dialogue: A conversation with Matthew Weidner of SPDNA The St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association has a saying: “What happens downtown affects the entire city.” Attorney Matthew Weidner, president of the SPDNA, visits ...

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Pier Art: Artist presents renderings for Pier installation Just one day into the new year, Tampa artist Janet Echelman presented her budget and renderings for a colorful, 350-foot LED sculpture, proposed to light Spa Beach from above. ...

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Beers on the Pier at St. Pete Museum of History The MFA hosts Star Wars themed galas and private parties, the Dali reaches out to film enthusiasts and amateur art critics through weekly and monthly community events. Now the Museum of ...

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Reinvent, Rinse, Repeat: The St. Pete Pier Tradition Written by: Jonathan Kile Here in St. Pete, we reinvent ourselves once in a while. It’s fitting. Whether you’re Peter Demens reinventing a quiet backwater, William Straub reinventing ...

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Pier Nostalgia Written by: Jonathan Kile Pop quiz: You’ve got a visitor coming in to town for dinner and you want to take them someplace quintessentially “St. Pete”, where they get a broad sense of the city. Tough one, huh? Lots of ...

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