Art Shows


PAVA hosts two premier indoor art shows each year. The Cool Art Show, now approaching it’s 30th year, is held in July at the historic St. Petersburg Coliseum in downtown St. Pete. The 2Cool Art Show, now in it’s 7th year, is held at the historic Gulfport Casino on the waterfront in Gulfport. Open only to PAVA members, both are juried shows, ensuring a presentation of the highest quality fine art and fine craft the area has to offer. 

Additionally, PAVA presents the Annual Members’ Exhibit. A judged show open to all members, it’s an opportunity for members to present their best work in a group exhibit setting.  

Follow the links above to learn more about each show!

The Cool Art Show


It’s the coolest place to find great art in the heat of summer! Now approaching it’s 30th year, the Cool Art Show features over 75 of the areas finest artists and craftsmen, including many award winners from other shows throughout the southeast.

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

The next Cool Art Show will take place on July 14 – 15, 2018.

Photos from the 29th Annual Cool Art Show:

Photos courtesy of David Lawrence. 

2Cool Art Show


Hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Artists, the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Downtown Merchant Association, and held in an historic building that has been referred to as the “heart and hub” of Gulfport, the 2Cool Art Show is now in it’s seventh year.

This juried fine art and fine craft show, PAVA’s second premier exhibition, is held in February each year at the Gulfport Casino. Located on the waterfront at 5500 Shore Blvd., it gives winter visitors a sampling of the high caliber work for which the summer Cool Art Show is so well known.

Thirty five juried artists show and sell a variety of hand crafted visual and functional works in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Admission and parking are always free.

The next 2Cool Art Show is slated for February 3  – 4, 2018.

Photos from previous 2Cool Art Shows: 

Annual Members’ Exhbit


The PAVA Annual Members’ Exhibit is held each year in various spaces around Tampa Bay. Open to artists members at all levels, it is judged for monetary awards and ribbons. It is an opportunity for our members to strive for excellence in their art form and to exhibit the highest professional standards in exhibiting their work. 

Photos from a previous Annual Members’ Exhibit:

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