Art Ties Us

Art Ties Us is a passion project fueled by the desire to recognize and celebrate the artistic and economic contributions local artists have made throughout the City of St. Petersburg.

Art Ties Us is a tribute to how the arts have tied our community together and a way to connect the artists to supporting restaurants, sponsors, and art enthusiasts throughout our thriving art community.

Art Ties Us is a two-part event consisting of an art contest and a Gala. All proceeds will benefit a the Bill Edwards Foundation for The Arts whose initiatives are to encourage and support the arts and artists in St. Petersburg.


We’re asking you, the Artist, to create and submit an original work of art that will be included in the following contests:

Online Popular Vote Contest: 

$500 cash award for 1st place

Judges Panel Awards: 

$1,500 cash award for 1st place
$1,000 cash award for 2nd place
$750 cash award for 3rd place

Art Ties Us Committee Award:

$500 cash award for 1st place