The old broom factory at 3606 E. Fourth Ave. is not too hard to find but even show director Kelly Stevens understands why some people might hesitate to venture to this dark part of Ybor City.
Go! Especially if you like good music, edgy nude art, and a cool party atmosphere.
Stevens and crew has again transformed this old dusty space into a well lit and art-rich venue. It is a lot of work for a three-day show. Exhibits include sculptures, paintings, photograph and live performance art.
Kristal and Jordan E Michael perform on one of the stages while Nude Nite attendees watch and photograph.
This year's burlesque show included Ray Gun, a dancer from Chicago. It is the first time that this reporter has seen a male in the burlesque lineup.
Performer Kristal in her elaborate makeup and headdress.
One of the coolest things about Nude Nite is watching the artists perform. Here, Nix Herrera transforms model Becca Bouchard as attendies watch.
Artist Jinques, right, poses with Santana and Greg Larro his models for the portrait behind them. Jinques (pronounced Jinks) got the idea for his image while in Paris.
In an art mirrors life peice, John Paul Remo of Starkville MS sculpted The Argument of cast iron. The pair was selling for $14,000.
Chef Tiberio Simone had one of the more unusual displays of the evening. He was promoting his book La Figa which celebrates visions of food and form. The chef uses the human form as his palette for creating art with food. This composite shows his progress over the course of more than an hour. He first slices the food, then creates patterns and texture on his models.
Projection artist James Fastiggi in his exhibit with model Anya. Fastiggi's art, which he calls pixel rain, is about projecting various images onto static and living canvases .
Pole performer Fatima Heart exhibits her skill while fellow performer Shelly Flex and crowd watches
Burlesque has long been a part of Nude Nite. Dancer Shanghai Pearl was especially expressive, coaxing the audience to participate visually. Burlesque shows occur every hour on the main stage.
Many of the artists are available throughout the night. Jamie Jackson had two entries in this year's exhibit. In this shot he poses with his photograph "Chains".
Artist Theresa Crout uses her painting on the wall as inspiration for chalk art. Her work uses the human form with shapes of hearts and other symbols in the negative spaces.
Brian Eisenberg, in red, stands next to his work Dismantling Purity while admirers Sarah Nicholson and Pamela Palumbo (pointing) look on.
If you attend, take your camera.
Nude Nite wraps up Sat., March 9. $20 at the door or online. The exhibit is open from 6 p.m.-midnight at 3606 E. Fourth Ave., Tampa. Ages 21 and up . Valet or self parking and cash bar and food are available.