Chihuly Collection Homecoming Celebration

An evening to remember with dinner along Central Avenue and amazing entertainment followed by dessert and champagne in the NEW Chihuly Collection.

Friday, October 14

$200 per person

Casual Attire

720 & 719 Central Avenue
Central Arts District, Downtown St. Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VALET WILL BE PROVIDED, DROP-OFF at the corner of Central and 7th St. North

If you are looking for accommodations, please CLICK HERE to book your room at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort (discounted rates available through 9.23.16)

Thank you for providing services for the evening:

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UDream Events

Concept Bait

Stolen Idols

The Internal Revenue Service allows a tax deduction on the amount paid for tickets that exceeds the fair market value of the goods and services received. The Morean Arts Center has established a fair market value of $75 per person for dinner, drinks and entertainment at this event.



Saturday, October 15
Ribbon Cutting: 9:30am
Doors Open: 10am-7pm (general admission applies to the Collection, no cost for Block Party participation)

Local Vendors participating:

Banyan Café
The Hyppo

Chihuly Collection temporarily closed as of August 1, 2016

Relocation process to start immediately. The Chihuly Collection will re-open to the public at 720 Central Avenue on October 15, 2016.


About the Collection


The CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Designed so that the art and architecture work together to create a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20 foot sculpture created especially for the site.

The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences.

As much as we loved our home at 400 Beach Drive, we look forward to our Grand Re-Opening at 720 Central Avenue in October 2016.


Current Events

Relocation Schedule:
The Chihuly Collection is officially closed as of August 1. New location at 720 Central Avenue set to open to the public October 15, 2016.

About Dale Chihuly
A pioneer of the studio glass movement, Chihuly is credited with transforming the methods of creating glass art and thereby leading the development of complex, multi-part glass sculptures and environmental art. However, his contributions extend well beyond the boundaries of the studio glass movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general.

Over the years the artist has created a number of memorable installations including “Chihuly Over Venice” with the sculptures installed over the canals and piazze; "Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem”, attended by more than one million visitors, and the “Chihuly Bridge of Glass” in Tacoma, Washington.

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Guided Tours
If you are interested in becoming a docent, please click here for more information and a downloadable application.

You can enrich your experience further by visiting the Morean Arts Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop where you can watch glassblowers create one-of-a-kind pieces, have your own personal glass blowing experience and shop for unique glass art created by local and regional artists. The Glass Studio & Hot Shop is located conveniently at the main Morean Arts Center facility located at 719 Central Avenue.


Where We Are

Central Arts District, Downtown St. Petersburg

Temporarily Closed as of August 1 - Grand Re-opening on Central Avenue scheduled for October 2016

New Location:
720 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Other Information

Take a peek at other offerings at this location.

Collection Store

Bring home amazing artwork.


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Guest Exhibits

Rotating guest exhibitions.