Help keep St. Pete #1 of Top 25 arts destinations

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It’s a brand-new year and a brand-new opportunity to shine as St. Petersburg defends its title as AmericanStyle’s number one Top 25 Arts Destination for mid-size U.S. cities in the magazine’s annual reader’s poll. Last year’s results catapulted St. Petersburg 22 places to number one after spending nine years on the Top 25 Arts list, closely followed by New Orleans, Alexandria, Va., and Chattanooga, all of whom saw radical position changes from 2009.

“It’s a tribute to the commitment of members of our tightly-knit arts community, visitors and residents who appreciate and patronize the St. Petersburg arts scene that we were able to achieve this honor,” said St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.