CRA-owned artist live-work units are offered below market rate with the goal of fostering the growth, development, expansion, and long term sustainability of arts and cultural industries in Pinellas Park. They are intended for working artists to create original art and also to engage, and become engaged with, fellow Pinellas Park-based artists and the broader community.
5705 Park Boulevard
The artist live work unit at 5705 Park Boulevard is a modern, shipping container constructed design of 2,030 square feet. The first story of the building is designed to function as a public studio/gallery space with a public restroom and entrances from both Park Boulevard (74th Avenue) and 75th Avenue.
The upstairs residence consists of two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, and combined dining/living area. An outdoor patio faces northward on a small public parking lot on 75th Avenue, which overlooks an artist live/work bungalow. The application process (PDF), currently closed, requires that the selected artist will be expected to actively use the studio/gallery, display and offer for sale original works, and open to the public with published operating hours of no less than 25 hours per week, including individual and classroom instruction and public events such as the monthly Art Walk.