The 29th Annual Cool Art Show comes to St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum July 15 and 16. It’s the perfect destination on a hot, Florida day, to see work from and talk with some of the area’s top artists.

Over 75 outstanding artisans have been selected to exhibit a remarkable collection of visual and functional creations in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, fiber, mixed media and jewelry. This year’s event continues the Cool Art Show tradition of representing distinction across the spectrum of artistic media with many artists having received awards in shows and/or representation in galleries and museums throughout the country.

The Coliseum is located at 535 4th Avenue North. Show hours are 10am -5pm Saturday and Sunday and the Coliseum’s food and beverage concessions will be open to the public, including beer and wine. Show Admission and parking are free.

This juried fine art and fine craft show is sponsored by PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists. PAVA is a non-profit organization run by volunteer artists to serve local artisans and support the arts community in the Tampa Bay Area. It provides exhibition, education and grant opportunities for its members and supports local art centers through scholarships for art instruction.