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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 8, 2001

The gallery march

Enjoy the views as St. Petersburg's Downtown Arts Association holds its monthly gallery walk from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Openings along the way include Violetta at Ambiance Gallery (Straw Goat, an oil on canvas, is pictured), "Digital Fusion" and Allison Smith at the Arts Center, "Contemporary Craft from Costa Rica" at Florida Craftsmen, Jacqueline Roch at 531 Central and Ludner Confident at Studio Encanto.

The walk is free. Some venues offer refreshments and music. Pick up a guide with map at any participating gallery:

CENTRAL AVENUE: the Arts Center, ArtSpace, EastWest Gallery, 531 Central Fine Arts, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, Fusion Gallery, Shapiro Studio & Gallery, Sidler Fine Art Studio & Gallery, Soho South Gallery, Ungala.

BEACH DRIVE AND THE PIER: Merrick Gallery, Glass Canvas, Red Cloud Indian Arts, Thomas Kinkade Gallery, Trinity Gallery, Crystal Mirage Gallery.

PLUS: Studio Encanto, 209 First St. N; Ambiance Galleries, 1535 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. N; T.W. Curtis Galleries, 331 16th St. N; Grand Finale Restaurant & Gallery 1101 First Ave. N; and Heavenly Things, 216 First Ave. N.

-- MARY ANN MARGER, Times art critic

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