Presentation to include opportunities for businesses to participate in St. Pete’s September festival, “SPF”

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 8, 2016) -- "Now Trending" presented by Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick is a series of quarterly luncheons on trending topics in St. Petersburg. On Friday, July 15, attendees will hear stories of successful arts-and-business collaborations. The venue Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown is one example, featuring art works from ARTicles Gallery & Framing.

Presenters John Collins of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Scott Brainard of the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg will also reveal plans for the second annual SPF – St. Pete’s September arts festival bringing dozens of wide-ranging arts events, covering a spectrum of creations and experiences, showcasing a diverse array of local and national artists and organizations. Attendees will learn about opportunities to generate business as they bring the arts into their business.

WHAT: Business luncheon focused on arts-in-biz, and upcoming “SPF”

WHO: Speakers include John Collins, Scott Brainard, and Chris Steinocher. Presented by Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP in partnership with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 12pm (registration/networking starts at 11:30am)

WHERE: Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, 940 5th Ave South (33705)


Organizations included in art-biz success stories include Sotheby’s International Realty, Regions Bank, Morean Arts Center, and the Chamber’s St. Pete Store & Visitors Center.

SPF is presented by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance with support from the City of St. Petersburg. Details, dates/times, updates and more information are available at

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About SPFestival

Experience the Arts and Culture of St. Petersburg, FL during the St. Petersburg Festival of the Arts. Discover artistic creators and creations at dozens o​​f events and venues around St. Pete over three weekends in September 2017.

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