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GREENBENCHMONTHLY.COM Et Cultura had an eclectic musical lineup including Dan Orlando (left) and The Hip Abduction (right). 9 Each morning of the weekend, The Body Electric Yoga took to the field, leading a group session of relaxing yoga to start the day, alongside calming tunes from groups such as Desert Dwellers. Performance wasn’t contained to the concert field, as just outside was a traveling booth hosting artists from the Florida Folk Scene. The wholesome, downto earth music provided by the folk artists provided the perfect backdrop for the indie market booths that lined Baum Avenue. Nearly 200 vendors came together to showcase their passion, whether that be homegrown succulents or handcrafted jewelry. Fresh pastries and locally sourced coffee were made readily available amongst shops proudly displaying traditionally made denim, unique metalwork, and paper craft made on commission. The first annual Et Cultura may have come to an end, but what it observed lives on stronger than ever. St. Petersburg is a city renowned for breathtaking art, ambitious growth and a thriving indie scene. The festival celebrated all of these, and has achieved what no other event has—it united all aspects of the artistic community in one event, large enough to span multiple days. Et Cultura not only placed St. Pete’s beauty and creativity on the mainstage, but also assured us that it is not going anywhere.


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