St. Petersburg, Fla. – The St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has given the nod to the Morean Arts Center as a nominee for the Arts & Culture Category of their 2nd Annual Good ’Burger Award. The Good ‘Burger is a business, organization, or individual in greater St. Pete making a positive impact in our community. The name “Good ‘Burger” historically comes from the citizens of St. Pete having been known as “burgers” (as in St. Petersburgers”).
“We are honored to be recognized as a Good ‘Burger in the Arts & Culture category,” stated Morean Executive Director Wayne Atherholt. “Since our birth as a private club for local artists in 1917, the Morean has pioneered the growth and development of arts and culture in this region. Through the Morean, art and the passion that keeps art alive will continue to spread across our community and thrive from generation to generation.”
Atherholt continued “At The Morean, our Trustees and staff are committed to keep the St Petersburg arts community connected, to honor art in all its incarnations, to nurture the artists of our community, to inspire future generations of artists, to create environments that spark inspiration and to make our community a better place to live.”
The polls are open till July 17th and fans can cast their votes for the Morean Arts Center on the web at http://StPete.com/GoodBurger or post a tweet and use #GoodBurgerStPete.
Categories for the St. Pete Chamber’s Good ‘Burger Award include Arts & Culture, Eats & Treats, Cool Companies: Small, Medium & Large, Education and Most Valuable ‘Burger (individuals). Awards will be announced at a reception held at Jannus Live, Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm.
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. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.