It's a happy hour by the glass! Chihuly glass, that is. The Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, offers a Holiday Happy Hour with admission lowered to $5 from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tour stunning displays by international glass superstar Dale Chihuly, such as the Mille Fiore, shown. (Doesn't this detail from it look like a fantasy Christmas tree?) It's about one-third the regular price ($14), plus you can head next door to 400 Beach Drive Seafood and Tap House for a complimentary glass of house wine, beer, tea or soda included in the admission. Through Dec. 23.
Coming up on Friday and continuing through Sunday is an even bigger deal. The Holiday Open House Weekend offers the St. Petersburg Arts Experience ticket for $5 (regularly $19.95) that buys you admission to the Chihuly Collection; the art galleries, Glass Studio and Hot Shop at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., and the Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S. Both discounts are good ways to walk off holiday meals. Go to moreanartscenter.org or call (727) 822-7872 for details. Discounted tickets are most easily purchased at the door.
Lennie Bennett, Times art critic