Once upon a time in a hip downtown land, lived companies that embodied the cool lifestyle. These tenants got together with the new tenants of Central and 6th street in downtown St. Petersburg to form the “600 block.” A common theme in the arts and strong sense of community brought the hip downtown area together. The 600 Block has established themselves as downtown St. Petersburg’s newest and hottest spot for art, fashion, music and more. With fashion boutiques, art galleries and concert venues, that easily pleases any downtown hipster fashionista for a shopping spree afternoon or artsy night out, no wonder it’s the hottest spot in downtown St. Petersburg.
On April 9, 2011, the 600 block threw a block party to celebrate St. Petersburg’s artistic scene and ten new businesses opening on the block. It was a very mystical night with artistic expression and collaboration of many artists connected to the block. The night was filled with art from Pale Horse, Eve-N-Odd gallery, Blue Lucy and more. Then to top it off, the night came to an end with a fashion show featuring the ten boutiques on the 600 block – MISRED Outfitters, The Trunk, All Sewn Up, Bentley’s Boutique, Sweatshop Wares, Ramblin’ Rose Upcycle, Rex A Million, Aleka Phoenix, 1 of 1 Customs, and Cozette’s Boutique.
Pictures of The 600 Block After Dark event are below, courtesy of yours truly.