MUSE will celebrate artistic inspiration on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg at 7:00 p.m. The sixth annual benefit for the arts will recognize the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pay tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. Proceeds will benefit artists, arts education, and arts & cultural organizations through our Arts Alliance programs and services.
No stiff tuxes, no boring speeches; no rubber chicken dinner. MUSE is the art community’s annual pARTy to uniquely celebrate St. Petersburg. Creative pARTy attire suggested – this is a night to revel in our creative spirits! Events include interactive digital art, pop-up performances, artful by-the-bite dinner courses, and the MUSEAwards, which add up to a truly different type of benefit in the Museum’s conservatory celebrating our artful community.
2019 MUSE Award Winners
MUSE Visual Arts Award honors Mark Aeling, MGA Sculpture Studio
This award recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, and media arts.
MUSE Performance Arts Award honors John Lamb, Jazz Musician
This award recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance art field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts.
MUSE Literary Arts Award honors Sterling Watson, Author & Teacher
This award recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, play writing, screen writing, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.
MUSE Patron of the Arts Award honors Lisa and Perry Everett, Collectors and Local Artist Supporters
This award recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts.
MUSE Arts Ambassador Award honors Jennifer and Jeff Lovelady, SHINE Mural Festival and local artist supporters
This award recognizes beloved St. Petersburg arts supporters who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts.
MUSE Special Volunteer Recognition honors Edel Mohr, Photographer and Author of “Murals of the Sunshine City”
This award recognizes an extraordinary volunteer whose dedication to produce the St. Petersburg Mural book shines an international spotlight on St. Petersburg.
Party tickets are $125. Private reception with the awardees’ sponsorships begin at $500 for two guests. Specific MUSE Award, reception and entertainment sponsorships are available. All sponsors will receive the new St. Petersburg Mural Book, not available for sale anywhere. For sponsorship and ticket information please visit the MUSEpage on the Arts Alliance website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving the arts and cultural community: advocating for the arts; facilitating the growth of the arts community; and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg.