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Fairgrounds in South St. Pete is an up-and-coming art, entertainment and technology destination celebrating Florida themes through immersive experiences and storytelling. Opening to the public in 2021 and located at The Factory St. Pete, Fairgrounds will utilize 12,000 sq.ft. for showcasing a transforming range of artworks by local and national artists, performers, writers, musicians, storytellers and more.
Fairgrounds seeks collaborations with all types of artists and makers to build a fun-filled, immersive arts exhibition to celebrate Florida’s many dimensions, embracing all things weird, wacky and wonderful.
Through fun, playful and imaginative exhibits, events, labs and educational workshops, Fairgrounds aims to become a leader for art, science and technology innovation, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople.
Fairgrounds believes in art for all, play for all, joy for all.
Committed to inclusivity, community dialog and storytelling, Fairgrounds uses immersive experiences to bring awareness to local and large scale issues.
Awarded grant funding from the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area Commercial Revitalization Program with the commitment to hire artists and residents from the Community Revitalization Area (CRA).
Partnering with neighborhood-based, boots-on-the-ground, businesses and cultural institutions. Partnerships include a range of local and national STEAM organizations, such as The Saint Pete Arts Alliance, CODAWORX, Consortium for Research & Robotics, Keep St. Pete Lit, St. Petersburg Art Walk and OK! Transmit.
Artists are compensated for their art contributions and have the opportunity to share in profits from ticket sales while their artwork is on view. In an effort to work with many artists, Fairgrounds’ exhibitions will evolve and change over time.
Educating artists, students and local residents through innovative STEAM, storytelling, wellness and entrepreneurial curriculum.
2630 Fairfield Ave S building No.6, St. Petersburg, FL 33712