Fairgrounds Art Display in St Petersburg Florida

By Published On: February 22nd, 2022

Fairgrounds St Pete Art Collaboration

Published on 02/22/22: Fairgrounds St. Pete! Might recall I had a 10-month project going ‘live’ this month. Well, my client now has 15k+ checks & wire transfers being sent out daily. 😅 Sending correct amounts? To right people? No bugs in my code? At go-live, client asked “ever see the movie Office Space?” lol. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s a YouTube clip: https://bit.ly/3H26iYg #IDidntDoThat

With that project and stress behind me, I’m hopeful to provide more frequent activity ideas! Whew. Much needed, as these adventures help provide an alternative to Colt’s devices! 📺

Anyone visited or heard about Fairgrounds St Pete? The “immersive world of playful art & technology exhibits based on original Florida stories”. If you haven’t visited, you’re not alone as it just opened 6 months ago.

My Artsy Wife’s Reaction to Fairgrounds St Pete

I suspected my artsy wife would dig it, so she joined this adventure. Her reaction: “WOW!!” In fact, the whole family enjoyed it. Unlike our recent free manatee excursion suggestion, Fairgrounds costs $22-$27 per person. Their website explains, ‘the word fairgrounds is a play on words referencing our mission to compensate artists fairly while providing a unique immersive platform for creative expression”. The artists have certainly worked hard to curate this experience, rather remarkable.

Tickets are easy to purchase online here, where you’ll reserve a day/time to visit. At check-in, a guide provides an overview & explains there’s a mystery to solve as you wander the art. No spoilers, but it all ties together…🤫

An area that our 6 year old really enjoyed

Colt got a kick out of it, especially the “CENTCOM” control center. Hundreds of buttons & switches to explore. Ie you can string funny phrases together over the loud speaker. They don’t spoon feed you w/ instructions, so take your time exploring to find features and maximize your experience.

Fairgrounds mission is to “become a cultural hub for immersive art experiences, and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople [….] a place for play and discovery and a venue for showcasing, convening and celebrating Florida’s creative community and artists.”

Just 5 min from Tropicana Field. Typically closed Mon,Tues,Wed

Google Reviews: 355 with a 4.4/5 Average

Address: 800 28th St S, St Pete

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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