ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB) November 09, 2018
The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is dedicating a gallery within the ArtsXchange in honor of local artist Katee Tully and her wife Helen Levine.
Katee Tully, a St. Petersburg resident and former Executive Director of the Morean Arts Center, is a nationally recognized artist. She and her wife, Helen Levine, Regional Vice Chancellor of External Affairs at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are longtime supporters of arts, education, economic development, and culture, supporting organizations such as WADA and The Women’s Leadership Institute at Florida State University.
Their support of the ArtsXchange has helped transform the former vacant warehouse space into a thriving arts destination that has contributed to the growth of the city.
“When we arrived in St. Pete over a decade ago, we could taste the ingredients of the stew that make a great city -- innovators, artists, universities and colleges on the rise, and leadership that cares about all residents,” said Helen Levine. “We have been proud to contribute to the momentum of the City through our commitment to art and cultural institutions. We hope the Tully-Levine Gallery will be a conduit for future growth and expression.”
Located just south of downtown St. Petersburg and within the Warehouse Arts District, The ArtsXchange is a 2.7-acre site consisting of six buildings and 50,000 total square feet of sustainable and affordable art studios and educational space. Almost 30 artists have studio spaces within the building -- photographers, painters, graphic artists, mixed media, and metal artists – and the main gallery rotates highly curated art from around the country. Future improvement plans include space for a professional dance studio, additional artist studios and galleries, performance spaces, classrooms, a coffee shop, educational microbrewery and restaurant.
“We are excited to dedicate the gallery at the ArtsXchange in honor of Katee Tully and Helen Levine and we are thrilled to recognize their recognize their role in community revitalization,” said WADA Executive Director Diane Morton. “Katee and Helen are advocates for the arts and supporters of culture and education. The Tully-Levine Gallery will be a welcoming space for art, education, and development.”
About the Warehouse Arts District Association
The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant arts community within and around the Warehouse Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg. Spanning from 1st Avenue North to 10th Avenue South and 16th Street to 31st Street, the Warehouse Arts District includes the Deuces Live Main Street and is comprised of a thriving community of over 300 businesses that support both the artistic outreach of the organization and the community revitalization. WADA employs a broad spectrum of tools, including marketing, advocacy, community stimulation, and educational programming to support the success of artists and community. The Education Center will serve all citizens, particularly those in the Midtown area, with accessible health, wellness, and art classes. For more information, please visit, warehouseartsdistrictstpete.com.
About the ArtsXchange
The ArtsXchange, a project of the Warehouse Arts District Association, is an artistic enclave with over 50,000 square feet of warehouse space that is being renovated into affordable working studios, galleries, classrooms, and performance space. ArtsXchange tenants are from all mediums with most spaces doubling as galleries open to the public on the Second Saturday of every month and a focus on providing arts education to underserved populations. For more info please visit, warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/ArtsXchange.
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