St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, the Chihuly Collection presented by The Morean Arts Center and The Morean’s Glass Studio and Hot Shop, and The Mahaffey have joined forces to encourage greater participation in the arts and cultural attractions in the city.
The new St. Petersburg Arts and Entertainment Pass will provide one admission to the MFA and one each to the Chihuly Collection and the Glass Studio and Hot Shop. At the Mahaffey, the pass offers one admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The pass costs $43, with a retail value of $110, and can be purchased at the Welcome Desks of the MFA and the Chihuly Collection beginning Tuesday, October 16.
The pass can also be used for special offers at the following downtown restaurants: the MFA Café, Marchands at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, the Park Shore Grill, The Hangar at Albert Whitted Airport, 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, and Spice Routes at The Morean.
For example, participants can enjoy one dessert at the MFA Café and Marchands, a bowl of clam chowder at 400 Beach, or a glass of wine or draught beer at The Hangar, all with entrées. The pass will be punched at the 10 venues and can be used once at each one.
St. Petersburg has become an arts destination. The Museum of Fine Arts led the way with the addition of the Hazel Hough Wing in 2008, more than doubling the size of the original building. The pass arrives just in time for the MFA exhibitions, Contemporary Prints by American Women: A Selection from the Gift of Martha and Jim Sweeny, (Now through February 2, 2013) and The Art of Golf (November 3, 2012 through February 17, 2013).
The impressive Chihuly Collection and The Morean’s expanded Glass Studio and Hot Shop followed in 2010. The Mahaffey recently unveiled its refurbished theater and lobby to rave reviews.
Downtown St. Petersburg has experienced a dramatic increase in restaurants, cafés, condos, specialty shops, and clubs. It has become a model of the new “walking city,” mixing residential spaces and arts and entertainment attractions. Once downtown, visitors can reach most of the venues on foot or easily via The Looper, the downtown trolley. The Central Avenue Trolley also connects to The Looper.
The Arts and Entertainment Pass is another step forward for downtown St. Petersburg. It is valid until March 3, 2013. Holders must use all offers by that date. The pass cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts.
The Morean has four facilities in St. Petersburg: the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop, the Morean Arts Center galleries, including the Bank of America Children’s Learning Center plus the Center for Clay at the historic train station. Morean Arts Center – Downtown St. Petersburg www.MoreanArtsCenter.org – 727.822.7872