Do This: Beach Feast and Voodood Birthday Challenge Wrap Party

Support artists of all types at two fun events, on both sides of the bay.


For its Beach Feast event, Creative Pinellas will serve a banquet to help local artists at the Beach Art Center. Attendees can dine on hors d’oeuvres by Chef Scott Bebell of Guppy's on the Beach Seafood Grill & Bar while exploring and supporting projects by local artists and performers. Choose among a stellar stable of talent and vote for your favorite(s). Robin Borland is seeking support for her workshop series that provides art therapy to veterans, and Chad Mize hopes to create collaborative public art murals. Tiffany Razzano plans to publish the second volume of her Wordier Than Thou literature magazine, showcasing local authors. Last but not least, Ryan Swanson wants to bring The Urban Conga’s musical Color Code Bench to Pinellas County.Starts at 6:30 p.m. $20, $5 for additional voting tokens. Read more about the projects here. 1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach.

There's something creepy-cool about voodoo dolls, and a group of unlucky folks might be feeling some strangely piercing pains tonight as local artist Theresa Crout holds her Voodood Birthday Challenge Wrap Party at New World Brewery. The project began as a social networking-intensive art project to help her create paintings and sculptures themed after her special, whimsical voodoo dolls. Crout's been working on the project since mid-January and has completed 43 unique voodoo doll sculptures, aka voodoods. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and she's engaged her social media friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by asking them to name each character. The person who submits the winning name for a particular character is then entered in a drawing for a one of a kind piece at the end of the challenge. "There's even talk of a pin the heart on the voodood game," Crout said. "Should be very interesting after a few beers." Find out more at the Facebook event page

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