WELCOME TO FLORIDA'S FINEST
FREE-STANDING ART GALLERY
SUNSHINE CITY ARTS
Sunshine City Arts is a locally-owned gallery featuring handmade art created by some of our finest artists. Situated at The Marketplace at the St. Pete Pier, our free-standing gallery represents the strength and beauty that emerges when raw talent is supplemented with hard work—and then nurtured by a welcoming, creative community that embraces art for art’s sake.
The Sunshine City Arts online gallery provides virtual visitors with an opportunity to support artists no matter where you are.
By purchasing our products today,
we hope you’ll do just that.
TAKE A PIECE OF ST. PETE HOME WITH YOU!
THERE'S A LOT ON THE HORIZON
St. Petersburg was founded in 1888. Located on the Pinellas County peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, that peninsula sticks out from the Florida peninsula, creating weather resulting in paradise. The original Railroad Pier was constructed in 1889. More recently The Million Dollar Pier (1926-1967), and The Inverted Pyramid Pier (1973-2013), preceded today's beautiful St. Pete Pier.
During the Industrial Revolution of the early 1900s, most cities were transforming their waterfronts into industrial ports. St. Petersburg's visionaries instead created a waterfront parks system, resulting in one of the largest waterfront parks in North America - giving it a European vibe. This unique downtown waterfront and the nearby beaches, make St. Petersburg distinct from other Florida cities. With an average of 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness Book of World Record 768 straight sunny days, St. Pete is nicknamed "The Sunshine City".
The opening of the new St. Pier Pete ushers in a new wave of momentum for our community, and with its stunning displays of public art, the special outdoor space is bound to inspire artists for generations to come. Sunshine City Arts is excited to cement our city's commitment to exalting local artists. Our kiosk in the sun showcases some of our finest local artists, featuring one-of-a-kind products.
INTRODUCING SUNSHINE CITY ARTS
A WORD FROM THE CURATORS
We founded Sunshine City Arts to shine a spotlight on the incredible St. Petersburg artists who are creating beautiful works of art right here in the ’Burg. The gallery features handmade art in various mediums by some of the top artists who call St. Petersburg their home.
It is designed to showcase the local arts scene and provide artists with a waterfront gallery where they can display their work for locals and tourists alike. We invite you to join us in celebrating some of our finest local makers by checking out Sunshine City Arts while you stroll through the Marketplace at The St. Pete Pier.