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St. Petersburg Art and Culture

IMG_9728.jpg        St. Petersburg's art and culture is ever growing. the arts and culture reaches far beyond the state of Florida. Some of the museum are world known like for example the Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection these are two are presented by the Morean Art Center. Other museums in the area are: The Florida Holocaust Museum,  Morean Art Center, and Sunken Gardens. St. Petersburg, FL was ranked number 1 as Americas Art Destination for mid sized cities include Atlanta, Pittsburg, Charleston. Independent artists, their studios, and galleries are integrated into 7 different Art Districts. In these 7 districts the artists live, work, and create, offering their talents to all the residents and visitors that would like to come and visit.  

       Some history on the art and culture of St. Petersburg goes back to 1915 and has played an important role in St. Petersburg's development. The creation of the first art school in 1915, the Florida Winter Art School is where the Museum of Fine Art is today. Music has roots in St. Pete as well with the Carreno Music Club, which has been reborn as the Florida Orchestra. Their home is the beautiful Mahaffey Theater. From the 1960's to the 1980's the art and culture flourished. in 9165 the city witnessed The Museum of Fine Arts open its doors and welcome American Stage, and in 1982 the Salvador Dali organization, which is known as the Florida Craft Art. 

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