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

Oklahoma and Kentucky Tourism Marketing Material

A look at the Marketing and Tourism Materials of Oklahoma and Kentucky Overview If you follow this, you'll know I'm planning an RV vacation later this month with a rented 31 foot brand new motor home from Cruise America. I've started collecting digital and print versions of visitor guides from each state we potentially will … Continue reading Oklahoma and Kentucky Tourism Marketing Material

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 4

The Product and Who Was Promoting It As previously mentioned, the product has been a mix of cultural facilities: visual and performing, antiques shops and malls, bookstores, unique neighborhoods, city parks along the waterfront and the events that took place there, along with art galleries and restaurants. The opening of the then Stouffer Vinoy Resort … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 4

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