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NowTrending“Now Trending” presented by Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick is a series of quarterly luncheons on trending topics in St. Petersburg. This Friday, July 15, attendees will hear stories of successful arts-and-business collaborations. The venue Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown is one example, featuring artworks from ARTicles Gallery & Framing.

SPAAPresenters 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 events, covering a spectrum of creations and experiences, showcasing a diverse array of local and national artists and organizations. Attendees will also learn about opportunities to bring the arts into their business.

SuncoastersWHAT:  Business luncheon focused on arts-in-biz, and upcoming “SPF” festival in September

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)

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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 available at


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