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.

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.

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Young at ARt 2017 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 Teacher Award
Alex Kolb, 2 Aurora BEARealis Drawing-Chalk Pastels Brooker Creek Elementary, Shannon Livingston K-2 Honorable
Conner Abbott, 2 Warm and Cool Landscape Drawing Jamerson Elementary, Raquel Garabeli K-2 Honorable
Abigail Mehling, 2 Sunset Mixed Media Sawgrass Lake Elementary, Lauren Moon K-2 Honorable
Lydia Lowe, 2 Wide Mouth Fish Ceramics / Glass Bardmoor Elementary, Kristine van Ingen K-2 Excellent
Victoria Malm, Kdg Colorful Forest Painting Perkins Elementary, Gelaina LoVario K-2 Excellent
Lily Byrne, Kdg Desiree the Cat Mixed Media Perkins Elementary, Gelaina LoVario K-2 Excellent
Felicity Xiong, 11 Moonlight Lovers Drawing Gibbs High, Steve Beverage 9-12 Honorable
Elizabeth Johnson, 11 Illusion Digital Art Northeast High, Jean Yedkois 9-12 Honorable
Hilman Chan, 12 Broken Dreams Drawing Osceola Fundamental High, Ted Locascio 9-12 Honorable
Francis Czarnecki, 11 Tied Up In Knots Ceramics / Glass Northeast High, Libby Couch 9-12 Excellent
Zachery Adams, 12 Wyatt Drawing Northside Christian, Bethany Sweeney 9-12 Excellent
Emma Nickse, 10 Black Beauty Photography Seminole High, Blaine Barden 9-12 Excellent
Sierra Sparkman, 8 Hantlers Drawing Carwise Middle, Lori Manning 6-8 Honorable
Vanessa Odom, 8 Cat On The Hat! Ceramics / Glass Carwise Middle, Lori Manning 6-8 Honorable
Stephanie Kravets, 8 STOP Mixed Media INK and Watercolor Palm Harbor Middle, Lisa Akers 6-8 Honorable
Aimee Olson, 8 untitiled Mixed Media Hopkins Middle, Sandra Bourne 6-8 Excellent
Mya Marsh, 8 Out of the Shell, Into the CIty Drawing Safety Harbor Middle, Nicole Giovagnoli 6-8 Excellent
Adriana Saenz-Salinas, 8 Blue Muse Mixed Media Tarpon Springs Middle, Nancy Monyhan 6-8 Excellent
Emily Bocialetti, 5 This Is What Happens When You Text And Drive Drawing Anona Elementary, Cheri Connolly 3-5 Honorable
Stella Fowler, 5 Florida Landscape Painting Curtis Fundamental Elementary, Linda Hilterbrandt 3-5 Honorable
Altea Ali, 5 Contour Me Digital Art Mildred Helms Elementary, Brittany Bauer 3-5 Honorable
Neltaruna Jean, 5 Mr. Chalk P. Astel Drawing Maximo Elementary, Alicia Urbano 3-5 Excellent
Emrys Black, 5 Terracotta Warrior Ceramics / Glass Ozona Elementary, Lindsay Waguespack 3-5 Excellent
Josophia Harrison, 5 Liberty Mixed Media Plumb Elementary, Sue Bley 3-5 Excellent
Hilman Chan, 12 Suppression of Speech Art Portfolio Osceola Fundamental High School, Ted LoCascio Young Masters
Logan Gatherum, 12 Heads Art Portfolio Shorecrest Prep School, Charla Gaglio Young Masters
Angelica Hartman, 12 Phobia Art Portfolio Gibbs High School, Steven Beverage Young Masters
Sarah Holmes, 12 Bound by Symmetry Art Portfolio Northeast High School, Jean Yedkois Young Masters
Aidan Schaffert, 12 Corporeal Surface Art Portfolio Gibbs High School, Steven Beverage Young Masters