Arts Conservatory for Teens Art installation at First Night St. Pete


ST. PETERSBURG — Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT) invites First Night St. Pete attendees to participate in COLOR ST. PETE, the New Year’s Eve event’s first-ever, interactive public art installation.

Led by ACT, COLOR ST. PETE is a public art installation project that provides an opportunity for the community to join together to express their creativity using a platform that extends beyond racism, separatism, classism and religious divides.  All those who love the City of St. Petersburg–individuals, families, civic leaders, business owners, educators, are invited to express their thoughts, resolutions and hopes through the art of painting.

“We are so pleased to have COLOR ST. PETE represented at First Night this year,” said Allen Loyd, First Night executive director said of the public art project. “This vibrant, hands-on installation brings a great community activity and positive message to the festival.”

Arts Conservatory, featuredACT co-founder Alex Harris said their goal for the project is to create a shared artistic vision for how we may become a more collaborative and unified society.

“We want people to share thoughts and ideas on how to improve our community strength,” stated Harris.

The COLOR ST. PETE installation will be located at North Straub Park on Beach Drive. All First Night attendees are invited to participate from 8-11:30 p.m.  More information can be found at

After First Night COLOR ST. PETE will be moving to USFSP Poynter Park between Harbor Hall and Davis Hall just off 3rd Street.  Then, ACT will be kicking off the year with a COLOR ST. PETE Conversation on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Harbor Hall Community Room from 5-7 p.m.

About Arts Conservatory for Teens

ACT programs focus on education, empowerment and enrichment, primarily for youth and teens of lower to moderate-income families, offering before and after school opportunities throughout Pinellas County.

ACT’s model to educate, empower and enrich young people has helped hundreds of youth and teens of our community – offering hope in realizing their dreams and career aspirations. For more information about upcoming programs and events visit

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