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Sandra Bean – 440-796-7792 – Sandra.Bean@bishops.co
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January 30, 2020
Central Arts District Experience Supports Arts, Community
Bishops leads Central Arts District, neighbors in new community event series
ST. PETERSBURG – (January 30, 2020) – Bishops Cuts/Color, a hair care shop known for cutting-edge style and affordable prices, is leading the way by organizing a community event to showcase the soul of their home district in St Petersburg, Florida: art.
The shop is banding together with over 20 Central Arts District business neighbors to host the first-ever ‘Sunday Social’ on February 16, 2020; the event is designed to bring community members together to experience live painting, visual displays, music, and a little taste of the artistic soul of the small shops gracing the Central Arts District and immediate vicinity.
“We are so excited to showcase all of the unique features that make the Central Arts District so special,” says Central Brutique owner Megan Werner. “Each business has its own personality and connection to the arts. Everyone is so excited to work together to promote each other and highlight this connection.” The first event is themed a ‘block brunch’, offering beverages, brunch foods, sales and specials to locals as they enjoy the three-block area area during the event.
Renowned local artist Derek Donnelly is leading a pack of painters, including Reid Jenkins, Scott Hillis, Vince Pompei, John Suarez, Dan Anderson, Ungala Grace, and Zulu Painter, in creating and displaying original works around the area during the event. Several of the artists’ pieces will remain at Bishops for the first quarter of 2020, where they will be available for purchase.
“I think it’s so important to remember where we came from, as a district and as a city,” explains Donnelly. “We want to bring people out to appreciate and experience the art and some of the people that made St. Pete shine.”
In addition to visual art, musical acts such as Mountain Holler, Sebastian Tenorio-Vallejo,and Wyatt Norton will entertain crowds at this family-friendly event.
Record attendance is expected, but the shop, and the street, are ready for them. “Folks can check in at Bishops, and we will get them a map of participants. They can go and have some fun, bring it back, and we have a little gift from all of us here in the District as well as a raffle,” says marketing coordinator Sandra Bean. Prizes include gift cards, handmade jewelry from Graphi-Ko Gallery, and original art from Donnelly himself. “It’s designed to be an experience for all ages.” In fact, little St. Pete locals will be given their own map, with prizes supplied by newcomer Rocket Fizz, a candy shop on the block.
“St. Pete has the soul of an artist. We want to showcase the expected—amazing visual artists and musicians that live and work here—as well as the unexpected. Art can be found at every small business, in places you might not think to look. But fashion is art, jewelry is art, food is art…hair is art. In St. Pete, it is everywhere, and that is really part of what makes the city so beautiful. Bishops is proud to be part of that. We all are,” Bean adds.
Bishops is open for business seven days a week Downtown at 689 Central Avenue, Unit 101.
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