Did you know that there is a massive space that exists in Downtown St. Pete that is home to a gallery, vintage fashion and accessories, handmade jewelry, indie designer goods, vinyl records, a unique event venue, and even a cafe that has craft beer and wine? This magical place, which definitely falls into the Things to Do in Downtown St. Pete, is the one and only ARTpool Gallery (www.artpoolrules.com) owned by the quirky and kind Marina Williams located at 2030 Central Avenue! (There is nothing better than shopping in DTSP!)
It sounds like a lot, because it is. ARTpool Gallery is more than you could ever dream of. This store is completely out of the ordinary. During your search through the great amount of products you will find everything from sequin dresses, fur coats, leather jackets, patterned pants, vintage shoes, and accessories galore! If you are feeling bohemian, western, or even looking for a burlesque costume, ARTpool has it all.
One thing in particular that is extra special: you can choose any colored leather of your liking for a custom pair of leather earrings, necklace, or bracelet. The options are endless and the designs are both fun and diverse.
Plus, there is a case that stretches the entire length of one of the rooms with handmade necklaces and amazing vintage finds. No matter what your style is, there is most likely a piece of jewelry in this store that will suite you.
Various artists cover the walls in prints and artwork, there are a variety of parasols hanging from the ceiling, and you will even get to meet Franklin, the cutest mini schnauzer ever.
Take a walk across the courtyard to the next building that houses The Cafe at ARTpool, the vinyl shop, and the men’s section. Enjoy a bite to eat (try the Vegan Lentil Salad – it’s delicious), get a little boost from the awesome espresso machine, and browse through more products for sale here.
The exciting events are held in the courtyard. Trashion Fashion is Marina’s annual Avant Garde Runway Event, which features designers showcasing their creations made of recycled material.
Whether you are looking for a costume, something unique to wear, that perfect vinyl record, or want to try a new place to eat, stop into ARTpool Gallery, because ARTpool rules! Don’t forget to tell them downtownstpete.com sent you.
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2030 Central Avenue , Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
ARTpool Vintage Boutique & Art Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm
The Cafe @ ARTpool hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm
ARTpool Records, Antiques and Beer/Wine Bar hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm