VINTAGE ST. PETE: The Don CeSar, an all-star cast and ‘The world’s worst movie’

VINTAGE ST. PETE is a series focused on our city’s illustrious (and occasionally notorious) past. Many of these features have appeared in the Catalyst over the past two years, and new stories will be added as time goes on. This one was originally published in February 2019. When filmmaker Robert Altman and a cast of A-list […]

Artist Ya La’Ford to create new 22nd Street South mural

Ya La’Ford is one of St. Petersburg’s most respected public artists. All photos in this story provided by the artist. In Ya La’Ford’s mind, everyone and everything are inter-connected. As an artist, she creates bold paintings and murals from geometric designs, patterns and lines, image tapestries that she feels represent the not always linear spaces […]

‘St. Pete Eats’ cookbook will spotlight local cuisine

  Not quite comfortable venturing out to your favorite local restaurant? The City of St. Pete has a solution to satisfy your cravings. On Friday, the city will release St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook. It’s the result of a partnership between deputy mayor and city administrator Kanika Tomalin and more than 30 beloved local restaurants. The book sells […]

St. Pete Pier showcases small businesses

By: Margie Manning Seventeen local small businesses will be spotlighted in The Marketplace, one of the first areas visitors will see at the new St. Pete Pier. The small businesses will occupy seven kiosks and 10 tents under a solar roof structure that provides shade just a few feet away from the Pier entrance. Each […]

Mask Up – The St. Pete Way

Local gallery general manager, Matthew Shapiro of Shapiro’s Gallery as well as owner 1771 Designs has jumped into the mask design game, bringing a little bit of local love to a tough time. “It’s Florida, it’s humid, it’s 95 degrees outside,” he said. “But if we have to wear them, let’s try to have some […]