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Art abounds in downtown! The @downtownclearwater CRA and @clwartsalliance have teamed up to create a virtual tour of arts in Downtown Clearwater. Check out the more than two dozen murals, sculptures, and placemaking projects that are making downtown bright and beautiful, like this sculpture, Gaia, by Donald Gialanella. It’s all live and interactive on our website at: https://downtownclearwater.com/arts-and-culture-tour/
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Behind the scenes of public art in downtown: Brian McAllister & the @gibbs_mural_club finish "Peace Offering," located at 1360 Cleveland St. The mural, completed in phase one of the Downtown Clearwater Mural Program in 2019, is inspired by the Florida state seal and pays homage to Florida’s rich Native American history.
Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and @myclearwater’s Public Art and Design Program, seeks artists to design and paint a series of murals on six new sites throughout Downtown Clearwater. Get information and apply here by Sept. 1: https://downtownclearwater.com/mural-program/
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We want you to explore what Downtown Clearwater has to offer. The Community Redevelopment Agency’s Dine in Downtown Summer 2020 program is offering a limited number of $20 vouchers for city residents at restaurants, cafes and barsfor dine in or carry out through August 31. Check out the list of participating restaurants and grab yours at downtownclearwater.com, while supplies last!
#ChiangMai Thai & Sushi Bar, @clearskyoncleveland; #DowntownPizza Sports Bar & Grill; @karalynnskitchen; #PhillyJoes Steaks & Hoagies; #PourYours; #Roxys; #SoulSicilianFusion; #VerasKitchen
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Can everyday items become art? That’s the idea behind the @myclearwater Placemaking Playbook, an initiative designed to help instill local pride by turning unexpected items—like dumpsters, seen here—into art.
The latest iteration had local artists transforming downtown business’ dumpsters with colorful murals at last week’s Blast Friday. The CRA was excited to support this initiative that brought downtown businesses and artists together to test ideas that spark our community’s creativity. You can see @demigodart in action creating a vibrant Dia de los Muertos mural on the dumpster for Tequila’s Mexican Grill & Cantina on Cleveland St. Check it out for yourself next time you’re in downtown!

And if you want to take part in a creative placemaking initiative, like sidewalk rain art, little free libraries, or storm drain murals, check out the city’s resources at myclearwater.com

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The holiday season is Merry & Bright & Beautiful in Downtown Clearwater! Special thanks to all of our downtown merchants, including ClearSky on Cleveland, Downtown Pizza, @downtownvaporium, Juli’s Restaurant, @karalynnskitchen, @pouryours_winebar, @restorationcafeclw, Senor Bubbles and Signworx for decking their halls this year. We’re wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!
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Explore The Charm of Downtown Clearwater

Downtown Clearwater Short Film Contest 2019

The Clearwater Arts Alliance, Downtown Development Board and city of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency partnered to find new voices in the Clearwater community to share authentic stories of Downtown Clearwater. We asked for short films (up to 60 seconds) featuring the unique sights, sounds and locations of downtown, using uncommon and inventive perspectives.

Locals Favorite Place to Watch a Sunset

If you find yourself wanting to see a bright and beautiful sunset and know you won't be able to get to the beach, head down Cleveland Street and park along the waterfront. The Clearwater Harbor Marina is less than 2.5 miles from Clearwater Beach and is a great place to view the sunset.

The Capitol Theatre Brings Internationally Known Recording Artists to Clearwater

Constructed in 1921 and one of Florida’s oldest operating theaters, the Capitol Theatre was named #42 on the list of club venues in the world in Pollstar, an industry trade publication. Within that same ranking, the Capitol Theatre is the only Florida venue in the Top 50. In 2013, the theatre underwent a complete $10 million renovation and is a catalyst for downtown redevelopment.

Second Century Studios

Second Century Studios is a co-op art space and offers an opportunity for the city of Clearwater to promote current planning initiative as well as showcase local art. The studio celebrates Clearwater and allows the public to interact with the artists as they produce their latest artistic work.

Clear Sky on Cleveland, Downtown's Global Bistro

Clear Sky on Cleveland is the newest addition to the Clear Sky family of restaurants. This global bistro has a well rounded menu, serves lunch and dinner and has a daily happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Visit our Trendy Downtown Clearwater Shops

Want to find a unique one-of-kind item? Visit Gioffre, Galleria Teixeira, ROMA - NYC and be surprised with your delightful finds. Image provided by Steven Le.

Historic Courthouse in Downtown Clearwater

The act creating Pinellas County was passed by the State Legislature in May 1911. Clearwater became the county seat and operations began January 1, 1912. This regal courthouse, built in 1961 at a cost of $6,000,000, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

La Fondita de Leo has a Regional Following

For those who crave authentic Puerto Rican food, La Fondita de Leo is the place to go. Chicken Mofongo, Can-Can Pork Chop and Stuffed Tostones are just a few of the dishes that have become favorites for those who travel from Ft. Myers, Orlando and Tampa for these flavorful dishes.

Gioffre Believes Real Beauty Is Elegance, Femininity and Charm

Angela Gioffre, one of Milan Italy's most prestigious designers, combines modern trends with 1950's fashion offering women high-end ready-to-wear clothing, cocktail dresses, and evening gowns, all perfectly tailored to each silhouette or custom made.

Basil Fusion Bistro Provides Vietnamese Cuisine with a Flair

Basil Fusion Bistro, a Vietnamese restaurant located at 623 Cleveland St., serves popular dishes such as Pho, Bun and spring rolls. Weekly specials and fresh, healthy smoothies are also on the menu.

Marlene Rose Gallery - a Gem in Downtown Clearwater

Considered the top female sand cast artist in the US, Marlene Rose makes her mark in the glass world during this monumental year in glass. Browse through the gallery and be inspired by this art, the colors and the process.

Kara Lynn's Kitchen - a Return to Real Food

Kara Lynn’s Kitchen is the place for those on a Paleo and Auto Immune diet. They prepare their food with organic fruits and veggies, humanely raised meats (grass fed), grain and sugar free foods.



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