Two LocalShops1-member galleries in St. Petersburg celebrate their anniversaries in October and you're invited to join in on the festivities and celebrate local art! Admission is free.
Michele Tuegel Contemporary Gallery
320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Michele Tuegel celebrates her gallery's first anniversary Saturday, Oct. 12, with a daylong October Orangefest. Drop by anytime, 11 am to 9 pm, for free orange refreshments and treats. Dress in orange and you get a free gift! Stay for the evening portion, 5 to 9 pm, and enjoy orange wheat craft beer, pretzel treats and raffles.
669 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Graphi-ko celebrates its third anniversary Saturday, Oct. 19, with the inaugural St. Pete showing of the Epoch Contemporary Arts Project! The event, which goes on from 6 to 10 pm, features artists Frona Farrelly, Helen French, Debi Bonine, Alan R. Neal, Paul Matkowsky, and Painter Loki. For details and to RSVP, go to Graphi-ko's Facebook event page.
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