The arts are a driving force for economic growth in St. Petersburg.
Art attracts businesses and their employees to the city and leads to innovation and new career paths, leaders from The Florida Orchestra, Fairgrounds and Arts Conservatory for Teens told members of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership Tuesday.
Dancer and choreographer Alex Jones, like others in his chosen field, would like to see dance carve out a larger profile in the bay area. There is, after all, no shortage of challenging work being done here – even if there aren’t enough suitable venues (which is itself another discussion for another day).
Frank Rodriguez knows the value of thoughtful, holistic design. With a strong academic background in fine art, and professional expertise in corporate branding and design, Rodriguez seamlessly blends two worlds that are often at odds to build a cohesive and aesthetically aligned brand strategy.