719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Admission: Free admission.
More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
The Morean is one of the Tampa Bay area's best-known arts centers. In addition to its space on Central Avenue, it also includes the Chihuly Collection on Beach Drive, the nearby glass studio and hot shop and the Center for Clay on Fourth Avenue S.
The Morean states that its mission is "Connecting People with Art," and it does this through exhibits, hands-on classes and art outreach throughout the community.
Current offerings include:
Saturdays at the Morean: Free art experiences designed for families with children ages 5-10. The Bank of America Children's Learning Center will be open for art exploration, with open art stations and take-home projects. Instructors will be on hand to assist.
Salon30: A new space in the Progress Energy gallery that will showcase artists' work and change every 30 days to show new artists and pieces. For the month of January, local St. Petersburg artists Susan Gott and Chuck Coley will be featured.
Admission is free. More info here.
Thursdays @ the Morean: Fun play date in art exploration with art making, music and stories. Suitable for ages 3-5. Advance registration required. $10 members, $12 non-members, first child free, additional children $6 each.
Saturdays@the Morean; Drop in family art studio open to all ages, $10 per family, no reservations needed.