I think we could all use a laugh right now. The Mar, a new improv and performing arts venue down the block from Calabash Restaurant and Hogg Batch’s production facility, officially opens on September 1.
So what is The Mar all about?
“Imagine a place where anyone seeking creative education, encouragement, or expression is welcomed with open arms,” wrote the owners on Facebook. “Where Artists, Leaders, and Educators from the community are within your reach. The MAR St Pete is that place.”
An all inclusive arts collective on Central Avenue
This all consuming arts collective will be a home for live music, dance performances, improv comedy, meditation, and creative education. The owners have been live streaming as they prepared for the official debut in the Sunshine City.
Its Grand Opening includes a live performance by Kasondra Rose at 12:30pm, Austin Vickrey at 2pm, Mandy Harvey at 3:30pm, Spitfire Theatre at 4:45pm, and The Ballet Academy of St. Pete at 5:15pm.
More performances are scheduled later in the day, too.
Now more than ever its imperative we provide support for the local performers who brightened the venues of St. Pete for years. Their creative talents have put the ‘Burg on the map as an arts destination — and we’re delighted to see a new home for all performers is here.