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CRAFT cultural meetup connects arts organizations at Morean Center, August 27

Artists Evan Thomas Neiman and Peter Hoang discuss art at the Morean Art Center during the first CRAFT event.
Artists Evan Thomas Neiman and Peter Hoang discuss art at the Morean Art Center during the first CRAFT event.Daniel Veintillima

The CRAFT series of free monthly cultural meetups continue in Pinellas County, with the purpose of networking and encouraging collaboration between the various arts and cultural organizations in the area. Organized through a partnership between local arts agency Creative Pinellas and local literary champions Wordier Than Thou, these CRAFT: Cultural Meetups are open to artists, performers, and cultural organizations of all types.

The series was created to offer an informal space for artists in all disciplines to meet, to learn about local arts venues, and to discuss potential collaborations. The first CRAFT event in July hosted approximately 45 guests at the Morean, and included raffle items from the Dali Museum and the Chihuly Collection.

The next meeting is coming up this week on Wednesday, August 27, starting with a visit to the Morean Center for Clay at 6 pm, followed by a 7:30 p.m. happy hour at Three Daughters Brewing Company.

CRAFT events begin at 6 p.m. with a casual gathering and tour through a participating Pinellas County arts venue. They continue at 7:30 p.m., as groups adjourn to a nearby local brewery for drinks and conversation.

Guests are encouraged to bring business cards or event fliers to share with the group. There will be a free raffle afterward for a chance to win items such as museum memberships or event tickets donated by arts industry partners.

CRAFT: Cultural Meetup
Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m.
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL 33712
6 p.m. start time
Continued at:
Three Daughters Brewing
222 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL 33712
7:45 p.m. start time
Facebook event page

All guests are asked to please RSVP to info@creativepinellas.org to confirm attendance.
For more information, please contact:

Mitzi Gordon, Creative Pinellas, director@creativepinellas.org, 813-263-8600
Creative Pinellas on Facebook

Tiffany Razzano, Wordier Than Thou, wordierthanthou@gmail.com, 516-906-2140
Wordier Than Thou on Facebook

Future CRAFT events are planned for the Dunedin Fine Art Center on Sept. 24 with Dunedin Brewery, and at Florida Craftsmen Gallery on November 19 with Cycle Brewing. They will continue at other venues throughout the county.