Art, Artists, Tourism and Florida

A Brief History of the Selling of Art in Florida Florida has somewhat matured over the years, especially in its attraction of artists to the state who come here for the relatively inexpensive cost of living and the sunshine. ┬áIt is also attractive because inexpensive housing and a fairly good base of art collectors come … Continue reading Art, Artists, Tourism and Florida

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 3

The Product takes shape As mentioned earlier, there are the core cultural facilities such as museums that were the original focus of cooperative marketing, but as non-profit galleries and for-profit galleries developed or were recognized for their importance in creating a destination, these were included. The performing arts facilities were also included as were events … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 3

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 2

A Cultural Destination takes aim With four museums in downtown St. Petersburg operating in the late 1980s it was critical to help create a destination out of what existed. Even the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) did not include a lot of information about the museums in its promotional material in the late 1980s and … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 2