The Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists, a non-profit organization, announces the "Cleveland Street Project." - a Photographic Art exhibition, graciously sponsored by the Clearwater Downtown Development Board. Eight Tampa Bay fine art photographers were given the opportunity to showcase the multifaceted culture, shops and landmarks of Downtown Clearwater's, Cleveland Street. With the help of the local community and surrounding businesses, the exhibition focuses on Cleveland Street through the eyes and interpretation of our individual photographic artists. The exhibition will run through and in conjunction with Downtown Clearwater's, Jazz Festival but will celebrate its opening day, Wednesday, October 12th at Studio 617 as well as participating shops down Cleveland Street. With this event, the society hopes to engage audiences and attract more people to the area.
"The 'Cleveland Street Project' is another opportunity for the Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists to use their cameras in service to their community," commented participating photographic artist, Michael Sheehan. "We really wanted to enhance the perception that the Bay area, and Clearwater in particular, is both a supportive and great place to live. In cooperating with the local business's here on Cleveland Street, our artists were able to showcase them and produce a photographic feast. I hope you enjoy the multifaceted exhibition of these artists and support the businesses of Cleveland Street that supported them throughout the process."
Experience Cleveland Street through the eyes and interpretation of the individual photographic artists represented. Sponsored by the Clearwater Downtown Development Board, the "Cleveland Street Project" will be exhibiting during the Clearwater Downtown Jazz Party and through Downtown Clearwater's Jazz Holiday. Opening night however, will take place:
Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 6-9PM
617 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755
(As well as participating shops down Cleveland Street)
Admission for the gallery is free and for your entertainment, local jazz musician Misty Hall will be performing.
About The Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists
The Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists is nonprofit organization in the State of Florida. We are a group of professional and aspiring fine art photographers who look to encourage and develop a community aimed at putting Tampa Bay's photographic art scene on the map. Our mission is to develop fine art photography in the Tampa Bay area through collaboration, education, and exhibition. In working together, we can create a permanent footprint and mark this moment in history with our creativity, skill, and unique perspectives.
About Studio 617
Conveniently located in downtown Clearwater, and home to Lina Teixera's Wearable Art designs, Studio 617 is also an event venue and a photo studio. Studio 617 is a spacious space for your next corporate party, art show, cocktail party, art event, or fashion/trunk show. Comfortably accommodating up to 100 guests, the venue's open area allows for light music, mingling, wine tasting, and presentations.
About Our Sponsor The Clearwater Downtown Development Board
The Downtown Development Board (DDB) is composed of seven elected officials who act as an aid to the City, the Clearwater Redevelopment Agency and Citizens to see that city services are properly planned for the downtown area. The Board assists in preparing and maintaining an analysis of the economic condition and changes; assists in formulating short and long range plans for improving and developing Clearwater Downtown and advises on policies and procedures which succeed in bringing business and residents into the downtown district, improving its tax base and overall economic condition.
Official Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists Website
About Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists
Official Studio 617 Website
Official Sponsor - Clearwater Downtown Development Board