Dale Chihuly, the Seattle-based international glass art star, comes to St. Petersburg Sunday on a rare visit to see, for the first time, the gallery on Beach Drive that bears his name.
The Morean Arts Center's Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive NE, has seen record attendance since its opening in July and will host the artist for a book-signing of a new catalog from 1 to 2 p.m. You don't have to buy a ticket to the galleries for the signing, however, you will need one if you want to stay and view the art. Catalogs are $16 plus tax, available at the Chihuly Collection. He probably won't have time to personalize them but promises to stay past the appointed time so no one goes home without his personal ink on the page.
To purchase a catalog, call (727) 822-7872, ext. 5102 and pick it up on Sunday at the Chihuly.