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AVID Brewing Company

Chalk sign hand-lettered with Zigposterman brand liquid chalk markers for Avid Brewing Company in St. Pete, FL. This unique craft brewery and tasting room is also a hydroponics and home brew supply store.  Let not the store front renovations fool you! Avid is open for business daily so check out the alleyway entrance off 18th St South and Central Avenue in the Grand Central District of St. Pete, FL. Greatly appreciate this opportunity to work with a new client in the ownership pair of father and son, Allan and Jeff. Let them know who sent you while enjoying the brews of a local business who actively supports local art. Time-lapse video available on Youtube and Facebook.

FOJKH; HOWL! Charity Event Poster Art

Poster Art for the upcoming charity fundraiser on April 16th from 7-10 PM as part of the 5th Annual SunLit Festival hosted at the Old Key West Bar & Grill, 2451 Central Ave.  Proceeded benefit the local 501(c)3 nonprofit charities Friends of The Jack Kerouac House, Inc and Keep St. Pete Lit. FOJKH is running this event a unique mix of music, performance art and poetry reading. 

Official SunLit Festival Event hosted by Friends of The Jack Kerouac House on April 16th from 7-10pm. Featuring a live reading of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” Musical Acts will be The Florida Boys, Grant Peeples and Ronny Elliott. Readers of “Howl” will be 88.5 WMNF radio’s JoEllen Schilke, Playwright and Founder of The Studio@620 Bob Devin Jones along with Peter Meinke, Florida's Poet Laureate, and Becca McCoy actor/singer, a Eckerd College Theater Grad, a member of the Actors Equity Association with a broad list of credits on stage, films and tv. Becca is currently in town for the American Stage production of Mama Mia!

Jazz improv by Vice President of the Poynter Institute, Roy Peter Clark (keys) with violinist John Richard, guitar wizards Big Jim Allen and Bart Hanchey. Gio's Typos will be on site doing his unique brand of typewriter poetry. 

Event is free to the public. Donations are encouraged at the door. For more on the FOJKH charity mission check their social media pages and website at Kerouachouse.com

Schedule: Music starts at 7 pm with The Florida Boys, 7:45 Introduction of Performers by USFSP Professor Tom Hallock and KSPL Founder Maureen McDole, 8:00 Reading of HOWL, 8:15 Ronny Elliott and Grant Peeples, 9:15 onwards Poetry Reading.

Check out the amazing line-up and variety of events on the website below as there's something for everybody to enjoy!

The 5th Annual SunLit Festival runs April 11-28, 2018. For more info: www.sunlitfestival.org

Reveal Undivided at the Station House

Chalk mural and A-frame sign for the more recent event at the Station House, 260 1st Ave South in St. Pete, Florida.  Fun project to showcase the opening of their new location in Hyde Park, Tampa called Hyde House. This event is an art exhibition meets fashion show featuring cocktail tasting, music, a panel discussion, pop-up market extravaganza. Made with liquid chalk, brush lettered by hand. Check out the time-lapse video on Youtube. Will post images and video of the Chalk Mural as well.

April Q&A sign for Maple Street Biscuits

If you could travel anywhere tomorrow where would it be? Machu Picchu is the vote that fits my current mood. What about you?

Newly done sign art for the St Pete location of Maple Street Biscuits. This interactive way of asking questions to customers is used to yell out your order when its ready.  It has been fun doing monthly chalk art to highlight this part of the dining experience at Maple Street. Made with Zigposterman brand liquid chalk markers drained into a container and brush lettered by hand. Check out the time-lapse video on my Youtube channel, created using a GoPro camera taking still photos every 5 seconds.  Open to commissions contact me at the following email: James@artbyjamese.com