ArtComicsIssue 06-17


Jannus by Erik Jasek

About the artist: Erik Jasek is a local cartoonist and illustrator. From a very young age he has been drawing comics and making films inspired by animated cartoons, sketch comedy and science fiction films. He hasn’t changed much to this day in that regard.

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Issue 04-17

New Murals Decorate Crescent Heights

Photo by Andrejka Photography

After 18 months of planning and painting, Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association unveiled two new murals in the Crescent Lake area Sunday, April 2. The beautification project is comprised of more than 500 hours of volunteer time and a $12,000 grant from the City of St. Petersburg. “The process started with finding walls where we could decorate, bring vibrancy and a little personality to one of the best neighborhoods in the city,” says Thomas Patrick, President of the CHNA, “it’s a huge community effort supporting small business and local artists.”

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Issue 04-17

The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center Is For Locals Too!

St Pete Store & Visitor Center

The store began as a way for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce to showcase community artists and makers. Since then, the concept has taken off and exceeded expectations. Last year they saw more than 16,000 visitors! And they plan to see even more this year. Tourists and locals love it! In fact, Coordinator Shelli Hemans, explains that her biggest concern is keeping up with demand for new artists. “Some stop by just to see what’s new which is why we update our inventory at least every quarter,” says Hemans.

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Issue 03-17

Local Artist Spotlight: Ella Jet

Ella Jet

If you’ve been to Ruby’s Elixir on a Saturday night between 6:30 and 9:30, you may have had the pleasure of listening to the spellbinding voice of St. Pete native, Ella Jet. Despite being just 18 years old, her self-written songs coupled with her folk rock vibe sound more like the wise words of an old soul.

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