Fairgrounds is an arts destination where everyone is invited to explore an immersive world of playful art and technology exhibits based on original Florida stories.
Through a range of exhibits, events and workshops, Fairgrounds will showcase the creative innovations of artists and makers working in all mediums. Our mission is to become a cultural hub for immersive art experiences, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople. We believe in art for all, joy for all, play for all.
Fairgrounds is located at The Factory St. Pete in the heart of the Warehouse Arts district, along the Pinellas Bike Trail.
2660 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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Meet the Team
CEO / Founder
Liz is the founder, visionary leader and curator at large at Fairgrounds. She oversees the company’s operations and ensures the company stays focused on the mission and vision. She has leadership experience in immersive art, cultural strategy and finance. She holds a BA in Finance from Georgetown University and a MA in Visual Arts Administration from NYU and is an active art collector and cultural advocate. She was born and raised in Dunedin, FL.
CTO / Co-Founder
Mikhail oversees the Art + Technology direction at Fairgrounds, A longtime creative technologist, artist and design-engineer, he is responsible for driving interactive media innovations at Fairgrounds, and ensuring the company stays true to its mission of being both a technology and immersive arts company. Mikhail holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, University of Tampa; and is a veteran of the USAF. He is a native of St. Pete, FL.
Director of Operations
Tyson manages and supports all operations, buildout and finances of Fairgrounds. A hands-on leader with experience in design, fabrication and entrepreneurship, he is the boots-on-the-ground, ensuring Fairgrounds stays on task, and on target. He received his BA in Literature from the University of GA. Recently, Tyson has pursued metal fabrication and design in Athens, GA. He enjoys spending his free time exploring the outdoors.
Director of Marketing / Artist Relations
Olivia directs and manages marketing, social media and communications with artists and the community. She works on telling the story and mission of Fairgrounds, as well as communicating and articulating our goals to artists. Olivia has a Masters in Entrepreneurship from The University of Tampa and a Masters in Education, English Linguistics, and Cross-Cultural Studies from Brown University. She was born in Venezuela and calls St. Pete home.
James Curran designs, builds and maintains technical hardware, software and AV systems throughout Fairgrounds. He is an active member of the development community and brings 20+ years of experience designing custom hardware and software systems. James is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College with a focus on software engineering and music technology. As an artist he creates and performs experimental electronic music. He is a native of St. Pete, FL.
Haris-Adele supports the team on a part-time basis in communications, events, and operations, all while being mentored by the team and acquiring relevant workforce skills. She is a graduate from Environmental Studies with a focus in Anthropology and Community Building from New College of Florida.