Morean Arts Center

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Morean Arts Center
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Morean Arts Center is located in Florida
Morean Arts Center
Location in Florida
Established 1917
Location 719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida
Coordinates 27°46′16″N 82°38′40″W / 27.77120°N 82.64433°W / 27.77120; -82.64433
Type Art museum[1]
Curator Amanda Cooper
Website Morean Arts Center

The Morean Arts Center (formally known as the The Arts Center) in St. Petersburg, Florida displays works by local, national and international artists. Past displays have included artists' works by Jasper Johns, Duncan McClellan, Allison Massari, Peter Max, Babs Reingold and Jun Kaneko. Art classes are also offered. the Arts Center is located at 719 Central Avenue.


The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. Classes and outreach programs are designed to bring out the artist in all of us. The Morean offers adult programs, kids’ programs, family programs, early childhood programs, and summer camp programs, attracting beginners and advanced students alike. Primary outreach programs are geared towards youth - many of whom are at risk.

The Bank of America Children’s Learning Center is located at the Morean as well as the Glass Studio and Hot Shop. The Glass Studio & Hotshop at the Morean provides working space for glass artists, audience seating to watch glass-blowing in action, and teaching facilities for studio classes and workshops. There is even an opportunity for a personal glass-blowing experience and you can purchase original glass art created by local and regional artists in the Hot Shop retail store.

The Morean Arts Center for Clay moved to a renovated space at the Historic Train Station in 2009.

The Chihuly Collection presented by the Morean Arts Center is located at 400 Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. The Chihuly Collection is a permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork in a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) setting designed by award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso. The experience is complemented by a video presentation in the theater and a retail store with a wide variety of Chihuly merchandise.


  1. ^ MuseumsUSA. The Arts Center, MuseumsUSA website, 2010. Accessed May 30, 2010.

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