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29th Annual Cool Art Show 2017


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 29th Annual COOL ART SHOW in St. Petersburg

It’s the coolest place to find lots of great art this summer: the 28th Annual Cool Art Show inside the St. Petersburg Coliseum. This juried show features 75 fine artists and craftsmen, including many award winners from other shows throughout the southeast.

Click here to download an application!

Always on the third weekend of July, this year’s show will be held on July 15 – 16, 2017, and will be free and open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

If you are in the market for high quality art, this is the place to be in July. You have a chance to meet and talk directly with the artists in cool, air-conditioned comfort with close, ample parking.

Hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA), this premier indoor show takes place inside St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum Ballroom, located at 535 4th Avenue North. Admission and parking are free. Food and beverage concessions, including beer and wine, provide convenient refreshments.

PAVA has been in existence for over 29 years, and is now organized formally as a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) art organization. Since its inception, PAVA’s artist members from Florida and the eastern United States organize several annual high caliber art shows and educational programs, including the Annual 2Cool Art at the Gulfport Casino in February. For more information about PAVA, please visit our website at

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Call For Art: PAVA Octagon Arts Center Exhibit: April 2nd – May 14, 2015


Deadline for info:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015


The information must be delivered to Octagon Arts Center on that date.
Drop-off work:  Thursday, April 2, 2015
10am – 12pm

Artwork:  Each artist may submit 2 pieces for the show.  Size should be no more than 36 inches on any side.  The gallery has a few open pedestals available for 3-D work.  They also have one or two covered pedestals, not locking.  You are welcome to bring your own pedestals to display your work.
Helpers:  Since the gallery installs the artwork, volunteers are not needed for this particular show.

Special notes: 
  • The staff at the Octagon Arts Center installs the exhibit and they will not accept any artwork for the exhibit after 12 noon.
  • The new PAVA 15 month release form is downloadable below.  By signing this waiver you are covered for this exhibit and all exhibits sponsored by PAVA through February 2016 as long as you are a member in good standing.
  • In addition to the PAVA waiver, Octagon Gallery also has an Exhibition & Sales agreement that you must sign when you deliver your art.  Copies will be available for you at the gallery.  A copy is downloadable below for your review.

Pick-up work:  Thursday, May 14, 2015
9am – 12pm

PAVA General Release form: PAVA _exhibit_GeneralReleaseForm
Octagon Center Sales Agreement Form. OctagonUU_ExhibitionSalesAgreement


Contact Linda Stump with any questions.