Lealman’s inaugural Honey & Arts Festival was a resounding success in 2023, bringing more than 3,000 visitors to the leafy and vibrant unincorporated area of northwest St. Petersburg.
The second annual festival takes place this Saturday (Feb. 10), and for co-producer Zelda O’Connell, the fact that several organizations came together, pooled their talents and resources and created the event, was itself an accomplishment to celebrate.
“All these people who had the same vision and mission were trying to get together, to get something done in Lealman that hasn’t been done before,” said O’Connell, Chief Operating Officer of the Florida Dream Center, a nonprofit community support organization based in Lealman.
The “Lealman Engagement Committee” was formed in 2022 by the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners as part of its Community Redevelopment Area Plan (CRA) for Lealman.
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