Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Historic Roser Park Arts & Crafts Festival Returns December 11-12, 2010

American Craft Endeavors, Florida's leading producers of craft festivals, is proud and excited to be taking the reigns of this great event located in Roser Park in beautiful St. Petersburg, Fl.

Historic Roser Park is the historic center of St. Petersburg. Built on Tocobagan Indian Mounds and kitchen middens. Now home to a Nationally & Local Registered Historic District, HRP is proud of its brick streets, historic homes, active culture, winding creeks, hilly topography, flowers, botany, oak & palm canopies, walking museum and more!

Free parking is available at Bayfront Parking Garage with golf cart transportation to the festival.

Among the most popular aspects of the festival is Historic Roser Park itself, (the first section of St. Petersburg to be designated a national historic district.) Roser Park was established by developer Charles Roser in 1911 as one of St. Petersburg’s first “streetcar suburbs.” With its rolling brick streets, venerable oaks and beautiful old bungalows, the neighborhood is unlike any other in the region. Festival-goers can seek out the 28 placards in its acclaimed outdoor museum, a self-guided walking tour through early St. Pete history. There will also be three guided tours each day at 11, 1 and 3 led by neighborhood historian Ron Motyka.

**New this year!!! Historic District home tours will be available with paid admission, showcasing six historic Roser Park homes. Homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day of the festival.

If you want to be an exhibitor/vendor at the event, please register here:

If you wish to become a sponsor at the event, please contact Shannon at 727-772-3860.

The festival is a co-presentation of the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association and American Craft Endeavors. HRPNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds to support neighborhood improvement projects and other organizations dedicated to the revitalization of Midtown St. Petersburg. A portion of the proceeds from the festival goes toward the preservation and improvement of the Historic Roser Park neighborhood, and towards a neighborhood charity. The Historic Roser Park Art Festival is sponsored bythe City of St. Petersburg, Bright House Networks, Creative Loafing, Watermark, iLovetheBurg Downtown St. Pete page, Florida Yacht Group, and Yacht Sales Cafe.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Roser Park Art Festival: Nov 7 and 8!

Hope to see you all this weekend! The weather should be amazing. :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Roser Park Art Fest: Call for Artists!

Coming up very soon is the much anticipated Historic Roser Park Art Festival 09! If you are an artist and interested in getting a booth at the big event or becoming a sponsor please click on the link "Art Festival" on the left menu for more details.

Over 70 artists, painters, craftsmen and an estimated 10,000 visitors from all over! Live music, food and drinks, historic walking tours, wine tasting booth and an atmosphere of celebration in the beautiful and scenic backdrop of the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood.

Music by Karen Benjey Trio and Henry Ashwood, Jr. on Saturday, Paul Wilborn & Blue Roses and The Acho Brothers on Sunday.

A portion of the proceeds go to Brookwood Home for Girls and neighborhood preservation.

The event is also sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg, The St. Pete Times, Creative Loafing, Watermark.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

In the News: Historic Booker Creek Trail Project

Read about Roser Park and plans for the Historic Booker Creek Trail Project initiated by our own Kai Warren. Click here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

2009-2010 HRPNA Board Officers

Your new board officers are:

President - Larry Biddle
Vice President - Catherine Nivens
Treasurer - Debra Camfferman
Secretary - Kai Warren (send Kai items to be forwarded to the community email list via kaistpete@gmail.com)

Monday, April 13, 2009

April Porch Party!

After this weekend's hard work for the tour of homes, we all need to kick back, relax and enjoy this coming weekend. So don't miss this coming Saturday's Porch Party (April 18th)!

You can click on the image for a bigger view. See you at 820 9th Ave. S at 7PM.

Another successful Tour of Homes

This weekend just concluded another successful tour of homes for the neighborhood. Kudos to the chair, Deb Camfferman, for organizing the whole event months in advance along with her team and making it all happen last Saturday. Thanks to Carolyn (great brochure!), Kai, Catherine and Brian. To all the homes on the tour, thank you for opening your doors to the many visitors we had and sharing your beautiful abode. Thanks to all the neighborhood volunteers (you know who you are) who cleaned up the streets and parks, spread the word to their friends and family, set up the booths and signages, guided the people from home to home, and gave us an inspiring outdoor museum tour.

Lastly, we thank all our sponsors who helped make this event possible. Please do support our advertisers in return. You can click on their names below to visit their websites.
America's Business Manager (taxes and accounting)
Cardinal Pool Care (pool service and maintenance)
Savannah's Cafe (fine southern cuisine and juleps!)
Let Them Eat Cake (pastries and cakes)
Twigs & Leaves (Florida native plants and landscaping)
Peg's Cantina (fresh Mexican food and a wide array of beers)
Carolyn Pavonetti (photography and graphic design)
Planning Works (consultancy)
Scott Wagman (candidate for Mayor of St. Petersburg)
Vista Insurance Alliance (all kinds of insurance)
Rearden Killion Communications (creative communications firm)

Below are a few photos from the event. Please send us some of your photos to share with everyone if you have any. Email them to info@roserpark.net.

Again, thank you to everyone who came and visited our wonderful Historic Roser Park Tour of Homes. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year when we have another set of homes open for your visit!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March Porch Party


See you this Friday at 7PM at 909 Prospect Court South (Catherine and Michele's)!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tour of Homes Soon: Early Bird Tickets for Sale Here!

The 7th Annual Roser Park Tour of Homes takes place on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida. So make sure to mark your calendars! It's definitely going to be quite a discovery especially for those who have never been in through the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood.

To buy tickets at a reduced price, use your credit card here, then print your receipt and exchange it for your ticket(s) at Home#1 - Ronald McDonald House West - 702 8th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Click here to buy your tickets online and read more about the upcoming tour of homes.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Root/Cause Benefit at Twigs & Leaves This Saturday!

This Saturday will be one full year to the day from the launching of the Bartlett Park Community Garden at 1443 Highland Street South in St Petersburg. We are celebrating with root/cause, a party this Saturday hosted by Twigs and Leaves, A Florida Garden Center.

We will have live music, homemade fresh food from the garden, a fantastic silent auction with affordable works of art by local artists like Zen Glass, and the awarding of the first St. Petersburg's Gardeners' Best Friend Award. The party will be outside in the spring air at beautiful Twigs and Leaves nursery. It will be a special event you won't want to miss!

Let's all show our support for our neighbors and neighborhood businesses by coming to this event on Saturday! Check out the invite for more details. Spread the word to your friends as well.

If you have a facebook account, you can also RSVP to the event on there. Click here.