Art Ties Us


Bayshore Marketing Group and Footprints Charities, Inc. has officially kicked off the 2nd Annual “Art Ties Us” contest! 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.

What starts as a contest will end with a celebration of the Arts and Artists of St. Petersburg at the Art Ties Us Gala in the Grand Ballroom of The Birchwood on Friday, September 13, 2019.

62 local artists have submitted their creative and original artwork for the contest. The top 3 winners were selected by our panel of esteemed judges on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

● 1st place as voted by the panel of judges will be awarded $1,500 cash prize and mailed to the artist no later than September 30, 2019.

● 2nd place as voted by the panel of judges will be awarded $1,000 cash prize and mailed to the artist no later than September 30, 2019.

● 3rd place as voted by the panel of judges will be awarded $750 cash prize and mailed to the artist no later than September 30, 2019.

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All submissions will be featured online for a community vote starting July 15, 2019, and voting will end on July 26, 2019. You may vote one time per day throughout the duration of the contest for your favorite piece of art.

● Online popular vote winner will be awarded $500 cash prize and mailed to the artist no later than September 30, 2019.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST
The Art Ties Us Committee will be awarding their favorite artist too.

● Art Ties Us Committee winner will be awarded $500 cash prize and mailed to the artist no later than September 30, 2019.

Art Ties Us is a two-part event consisting of an art contest and a Gala. The Gala will host 200 + art enthusiasts and will kick off with an Open Bar and tastings from Birch & Vine, 1200 Chophouse, Dr. BBQ, and Café Cibo who are local restaurants who support the Arts.

All proceeds will benefit the Bill Edwards Foundation for The Arts whose initiatives are to encourage and support the arts and artists in St. Petersburg.