St. Petersburg, Fla. – BUY LOCAL ART is the Morean Arts Center’s holiday theme this year. All four facilities offer an array of original, local and unique art for purchase at amazing prices. Events and activities listed below through New Year’s Eve:
November 1– 30 – Biennial Plate Show and Sale at the Morean Center for Clay. Juried work by amazing clay artists from around the country available for purchase. Free and open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday 10 – 5. 420 22nd Street South.
Now through January 1 – 2014 Members Holiday Show and Sale – There Is No Time like the Presents. Unique works of art by Morean members perfect for everyone’s budget or taste. Special discounts off all Holiday Show and Gallery Store artwork for members and non-members November 28-30(10am – 5pm) and Saturday, December 13(5-8pm): FREE and open daily to the public. Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue
Now through January 18 – Kait Rhoads: TIDAL. View unique glass art sculptures by northwest artist, Kait Rhoads. Her collections include Carnegie Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass, Shanghai Museum of Glass and many more. Included with general admission to the Chihuly Collection, open daily. 400 Beach Drive, NE.
November 8 – 29. Special Art Sale at the Morean Arts Center. Save up to 75% on artwork from local collections. Includes Croatian naive art, paintings, glass and pottery. All proceeds benefit the Morean’s educational programs. 719 Central Avenue.
December 5 & 6 (10am -5pm) and December 7 (12-4pm). Annual Holiday Sale at the Morean Center for Clay. Annual sale of the largest pottery inventory made locally. Amazing new pieces daily as kilns are unloaded. Shop early for best deals! 420 22nd Street South.
December 6 (10-3pm). Chihuly Collection Trunk Show on Beach Drive – Local and regional artists will showcase amazing and unique jewelry, functional pottery, glass art and natural soaps. Many items exclusive in Tampa Bay to the Chihuly Collection by Gloria Danvers and other artists. Morean Members are invited for a special morning preview from 9-10am. 400 Beach Drive, NE.
December 6 & 7. $5 COMBO Admission Weekend – Special holiday discount admission to the Chihuly Collection and Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop for live glassblowing demonstrations, available daily at 1,2,3,&4pm.
Now through December 31. JUST FOR FAMILIES. Families are invited to come to the Morean Arts Center and paint ornaments together. All ages and skills. Groups welcome. Only $5.00 per ornament – perfect for gifts! 719 Central Avenue.
December 13 (2-8pm). You-Cubed Picasso Self Portraits. Participants will transform their portraits in a style reminiscent of Picasso’s cubist paintings. $10 per portrait – all ages welcome. Materials and instruction included. Plus, Make & Take Cubism Art Activities for all ages. Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue.
Saturdays in December (12/6, 12/13, 12/20). 10am – 3pm Parents Shop/Kids Create ages 5-15years. Limited space. Supervised art activities while parents shop. Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue Call to pre-register 727.822.7872 x 2121
December 29 – 31 Holiday Art Camp (9am – 3pm). Three day theme: Outside Your Door: The Colors of Nature ages 5-10. AND Glass Camp for Teens for ages 11-16 (9am-3pm). Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue. Register early – spaces fill quickly: 727.822.7872 x 2121
SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS at the Chihuly Collection: 400 Beach Drive, NE
November 28 & 29: 10am-8pm
December 22-28: 8pm closing (exceptions 12/24 and 12/25)
Early close at 4pm on December 24 and December 31
All Morean facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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 Arts Center for Clay.