Adrian Howard Galleries, at the Suncoast Resort Hotel, 3000 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727-865-6906). The Heart and Art of America is a group exhibition featuring works by Ron Jacobson, Thomas Bouchelle, Michael Chestnut and Ron Reams. The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 2, and runs through Nov. 30. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 1 p.m. to midnight Friday; and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
Art Harvest, the 38th annual show and sale, takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at Highlander Park. Art Harvest, sponsored by the Junior League of Clearwater, is the area's top outdoor fall art show. More than 200 artists display their work for purchase. Artists compete for more than $20,000 in cash prizes in the categories of watercolor, oil, graphics, mixed media, sculpture, glass, acrylic, ceramics, jewelry, photography and wood. A variety of food and beverages are availble in the outdoor food court. Admission is free. Parking costs $3 per car. Highlander Park is at 1141 Michigan Blvd., corner of Pinehurst Avenue, Dunedin. Shuttle service is available from the Causeway Plaza lot at Curlew Road and Alternate U.S. 19 for $1 per round trip. Call 727-738-5523.
Artists Unlimited, in the Channel District, 223 N. 12th St., Tampa (813-229-5958). Life in Stone is an exhibit of more than 20 hand-carved sculptures by artists from Zimbabwe, Africa. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through Jan. 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ArtsAlive! Museum Week, a citywide celebration of St. Petersburg's cultural arts, kicks off with the Get Downtown street festival, taking place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, on Central Avenue between Second and Third streets North. Events continue Nov. 3 with Family Arts Day, featuring demonstrations by children's book illustrator Frank Remkiewicz at Mirror Lake and Main libraries, hands-on activities at The Arts Center and Japanese kite making at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. On Nov. 4, view an eight-hour showcase of upcoming Palladium shows, or catch a presentation on Contemporary Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts. All events are free to the public. Kids events are free at all museums on Family Arts Day, and ArtsAlive! discounts are available Nov. 2-11. For more information, call 727-893-7111 or each individual venue. Arts Center is at 719 Central Ave. (727-822-7872); St. Petersburg Museum of History is at 335 Second Ave. N.E. (727-894-1052); Palladium Theater is at 253 Fifth Ave N. (727-827-3828); and the Museum of Fine Arts is at 255 Beach Drive N.E. (727-896-2667).
Catherine Hickman Theatre Gallery, 5501 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport (727-384-9064). Surveying the Landscape offers works by five contemporary landscape artists: Nan Griffin, Keith Stillwagon, Hugo S. Porcaro, Nancy Gable and Billy Zepp. The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 2, and runs through Nov. 30. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Covivant Gallery, 4906 N. Florida Ave., Tampa (813-232-3283). Project Confederate Flag: Exhibition/Film is an ongoing project by conceptual artist John Sims. The project investigates the conceptual and social complexities of the Confederate flag. By presenting various re-colorings of the flag, Sims seeks to subvert the design. A presentation and reception for this one day show takes place from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment.
Crystal Mirage Gallery, at The Pier, 800 Second Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg (727-895-1166). A Time for Thanks and a Time for Giving coincides with the ArtsAlive! kick-off. The show, which features glass art, perfume bottles, paperweights and hand-blown ornaments, opens Friday, Nov. 2, and runs through Nov. 11. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.
Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin (727-298-3322). Wheels: Artists and Automobiles examines the American obsession with wheels, and addresses the artistry, mystique and cultural impact of the automobile. The exhibit opens Saturday, Nov. 3, and runs through March 3. Round the World for the Holidays, an invitational show and sale, takes place Nov. 3 and 4. This year's exhibition displays 18 holiday trees bedecked with ornaments celebrating such countries as Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy and China. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the center at www.DFAC.org.
Gallery 1906, in the Ellis-Van Pelt Building, at 1906 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa. On the third floor of this former cigar factory is a lively artists' studio, home to such resident artists as Lori Ballard, Dennis Johnson, Tomas Marais, Diana Mendez and Maida Millan. These and more than 15 other artists are hosting a preview and sale from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.