Florida Illustrated was founded in July 2015 with the goal of creating an image-centric blog devoted to the state of Florida. Since then, I’ve attended dozens of events in the Tampa Bay area, and posted hundreds of photos on Florida Illustrated.
I visited 3 different art galleries: (1)The TECO Public Art Gallery in Tampa for a Cuban art exhibit
The TECO Public Art Gallery, downtown Tampa.
(2) the Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor for the Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You’ll Go” 25th anniversary gallery exhibition;
and (3) the Dunedin Fine Art Center galleries for their WILD! quintuplet gallery opening.
I attended over a dozen festivals throughout Tampa Bay, including: Wazoo in Tampa; Tampa Underground Comedy Fest, Lagerhaus Oktoberfest, Rocktoberfest, Pumkinpalooza, and Witchstock in Palm Harbor;
Wazoo – annual festival of beer in Lowry Park Zoo.
Tampa Underground Comedy Fest
Lagerhaus Oktoberfest in the Biergarten
The Black Honkey’s playing at Rocktoberfest.
Bartender working the taps at L.B.C. in Palm Harbor, FL during Pumpkinpalooza – it’s all about the pumpkin beer during Pumpkinpalooza.
The Defendents playing at Witchstock on Halloween night.
SHINE mural festival in St. Petersburg;
I Like it HOT! festival in Largo;
Harbor Sounds Oktoberfest in Safety Harbor;
the Beach Walk Chalk Art Festival and Jazz Holiday in Clearwater;
Beach Chalk Art Festival
Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Dunedin Wines the Blues and The Old Bay Cafe’s Craft Beer and Crab festival in Dunedin;
Donald Kinsey of The Kinsey Report playing at Dunedin Wines the Blues.
The Old Bay Cafe’s Craft Beer and Crab fest.
and Top of the Bay Oktoberfest in Oldsmar.
I experimented with aerial photography from the rooftops of Jimmy’s Crows Nest and The Clearwater Main Library.
And I experimented with Black & White photography on Tarpon Lake and at Heritage Village.
In short, I’ve had a full year of art, photography, festivals, and music, and I hope 2016 will bring more of the same. Happy New Year!