Performing Arts

The Mainsail Art Festival has always presented a wide range of the performing arts for visitors entertainment.

With an eclectic mix of Mime, Strolling Minstrels, Steel Drums and Bands on the stage, there is plenty to see and enjoy.

View the Performing Arts Schedule.

Children’s Activities

Junior League Kids Create Tent

Volunteers from the Junior League of St. Petersburg offer future artists the chance to unleash creativity with FREE activities: Fish Prints, Jumping Frogs, Magical Star Wands Spring Necklaces and Seeds-in-a Cup

Young at ARt

Mainsail’s Young at ARt Student Exhibition features the best artwork from students throughout Pinellas County in grades K through 12. Student artwork is juried from hundreds of pieces of artwork submitted by teachers from public and private schools. The student show judge selects twelve Awards of Excellence for outstanding artwork for grades K-12.

Download the 2017 Mainsail Young at ARt Entry Form

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Young at Art 2016 Awards

This year’s Young at ARt Student Exhibition featured the best artwork from students throughout Pinellas County. Student artwork was juried from hundreds of pieces of artwork submitted by teachers from public and private schools. Certificates of Merit were presented to all student participants.

In 2015, Mainsail and Young at ARt added the "Young Masters Award" providing scholarships to 12th grade students who have exhibited an outstanding talent in their genre to assist them in furthering their academic endeavors in the arts. These students, in addition to being winners in the Pinellas Region Scholastic Art Awards and having their portfolios judged during their national competition in New York, will have their work exhibited alongside the Young at ARt tent at this year's show. Mainsail is excited about being able to participate in the Scholastic Art Awards and honor some of our local students who have excelled in this competition.

Young at ARt is proudly sponsored by the Mainsail Art Festival committee and the Law Offices of Gregory H. Fisher.

Student Name and Grade Title Media School and Art Teacher Award
Farah Alayan, 5 Still Life with Pumpkins Drawing Azalea Elementary, Lynn Mask 3-5 Excellent
Melody Toro, 5 Fall Still Life Drawing Crulew Creek Elementary, Lauren Regan 3-5 Excellent
Mackenzie Small, 5 Contour line self portrait Drawing Starkey Elementary, Heather Leisch 3-5 Excellent
Mikalya Cappiello, 5 Shadow of the Night Digital Art San Jose Elementary, Stacie Little 3-5 Honorable
Logan Jaindl, 4 Self-Portrait Mixed Media Seminole Elementary, Sara Gurney 3-5 Honorable
Lily Stanley, 5 Self-Portrait Ceramics/Glass Sunflower, Kathryn Howd 3-5 Honorable
Dana Ireland, 8 Old Man Dragon Fashion Hopkins Middle, Julie Smith 6-8 Excellent
Charlotte Bayly, 7 World on Your Shoulder Painting Oak Grove Middle, Stephanie Smith 6-8 Excellent
Michael Braudis, 8 Mystical Drawing Safety Harbor Middle, Linda Hilterbrandt 6-8 Excellent
Jessica Pernas, 8 Flower Power Mixed Media Clearwater Fundamental, Karen Santangelo 6-8 Honorable
Danielle Hurtubise, 8 Self Reflection Drawing Hopkins Middle, Julie Smith 6-8 Honorable
Baylie Stover, 6 Bay Breeze Painting Shorecrest Prepatory, Sue Rowe 6-8 Honorable
Erin Stein, 12 Guerilla Art Drawing Osceola Fundamental High, Ted Locascio 9-12 Excellent
Sage Wiley, 11 Cross-eyed Drawing Palm Harbor University High, Nicole Giovagnoli 9-12 Excellent
Mary Hunter, 12 One Digital Art St. Petersburg High, Brianne Gates 9-12 Excellent
Arianna DeJesus, 11 Little Distraction Scratchboard Gibbs High, Steve Beverage 9-12 Honorable
Kayla Haslor, 11 I'm Alright Mixed Media Palm Harbor University High, Nicole Giovagnoli 9-12 Honorable
Dana Dusenberry, 10 Hair Mixed Media St. Petersburg High, Brianne Gates 9-12 Honorable
Maddalyn King, 2 Fantasy Fish Ceramics/Glass Azalea Elementary, Lynn Mask K-2 Excellent
Denaria Fuller, Kdg Pretty Garden Painting Frontier Elementary, Julie Levesque K-2 Excellent
Alexis Whitlow, 2 The Cathedral of Florida Mixed Media Perkins Elementary, Gelaina LoVario K-2 Excellent
Emma Chavez, 2 Warm and Cool Flower Prints Printmaking Garrison-Jones Elementary, Eleni Strawn K-2 Honorable
Amy Do, 1 Happy Chameleon Digital Art Skycrest Elementary, Catherine Weaver K-2 Honorable
Natalia Gipson, Kdg Cow Painting Skyview Elementary, Samantha Bivens K-2 Honorable
Zachary Endicott, 12 Young Masters Award Art Portfolio Gibbs High, Mary Loftus Young Masters Award
Moses Jeune, 12 Young Masters Award Art Portfolio Gibbs High, Mary Loftus Young Masters Award
Mallory Lundquist, 12 Young Masters Award Art Portfolio Gibbs High, Mary Loftus Young Masters Award
Shelby Pogue, 12 Young Masters Award Art Portfolio Gibbs High, Mary Loftus Young Masters Award