St. Petersburg is known for its eclectic art scene, and there’s an upcoming event to celebrate it. “Art Ties Us - An Evening with the Artists,” will take place on Friday, July 27 at the Birchwood in St. Petersburg. This inaugural gala benefits the Public Art Project, which is an organization promoting local artists and arts education. The evening will be filled with food, drinks and your chance to view and purchase art. Margaret Word Burnside with Tampa Bay Magazine, and Laurie Stogniew joined Great Day Live to talk about the event and show off some of the incredible work by local artists. Go to for more details.