Archive for December, 2008
Our world-renown beaches, extensive recreational opportunities, nature-based attractions, and the availability of accommodations designed to fit every budget and taste, are all reasons why Clearwater and its island beaches are one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots. Come put yourselves in our shoes!
Clearwater Beach is the Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico according to Dr. Stephen Leatherman (“Dr. Beach”), a Florida International University professor who has become well-known for ranking American beaches.
Come see what the fuss is about. Clearwater Beach is waiting for you.
Come join us for the 20th Annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic!
This year, in addition to the 5K & 10K races, we
Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036. Artisans, street performers, musicians and more perform two hours before sunset and two hours after. Artisians must display their own hand crafted work. www.sunsetsatpier60.com
(8:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
112 S. Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Features fresh produce, plants, bakery products, seafood, weekly entertainment.
Various waterways throughout Clearwater (727) 363-9245. This annual tradition features colorful lighted boats parading through the waterways; a good vantage point is downtown’s Coachman Park. Free.
Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg (727) 453-6500. Ongoing recreational opportunities including guided hikes every Saturday. The preserve has canoe and kayak trails, 4.54 miles of hiking trails and a variety of estuary and terrestial habitats for avid birders.
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (727) 896-2667. 50 fascinating Greek and Roman works recreate a theatrical experience recognizing the theater was not only entertainment but was an integral, ritualistic part of these civilizations. www.fine-arts.org
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Exquisite rings, anklets, earrings, hair pendants, jeweled crowns, ivery combs and an elaborate swing and a gold throne for a deity are among the peice on view. They demonstrate the perference for gold in South Indian Jewelry.
12211 Walsingham Road, Largo (727) 518-6833. Still is best known for his artful representations of Florida life, history and culture. To achieve the accuracy and detail he requires, he has traipsed into the Florida wilderness, used a specialized painting box to paint underwater, interviewed scholars and descendants of historical figures and researched countless aspects of Florida history. Fee. www.gulfcoastmuseum.org
Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third Street South, St. Petersburg (727) 823-3767. Over 50 paintings, drawings, photos and letters by Wifredo Lam, the celebrated 20th century Cuban-born artist, focus on the artist’s impact on the development of modern art in America, tracing the way in which he combined aspects of the European avant-garde with Afro-Cuban myths and art forms. www.salvadordalimuseum.org
Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third Street S, St. Petersburg (727) 823-3767. Selections of the museum’s permanent collection examine how Dali used mythology to embody his fears and desires. www.salvadordalimuseum.org
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg (727) 896-2667. The show features approximately 80 examples of pottery from the American Arts and Crafts movement by esteemed potteries as Rookwood, Grueby, Newcomb College, Marblehead, Teco, Saturday Evening Girls, and Overbeck. Furniture and paintings will place the ceramic objects in context and create environments which will enhance understanding of the Arts and Crafts movement in America. www.fine-arts.org