Drag Queen Docent Tour
Friday, June 21
Join Bak Lava at the Chihuly Collection for a colorful and unique look at the stunning, permanent collection of artwork by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Join her for an educational and fun-filled tour, proceeds benefitting St. Pete Pride organization.
Meet Bak Lava: @whoisbaklava
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.
Introducing the 2019 Chihuly Workshop Studio Editions:
Please call or stop by the Chihuly Collection Store for pricing and availability.
Pictured from left to right: Flamingo Macchia, Periwinkle Persian, Mandarin Orange Basket and Eucalyptus Macchia
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.
For more information please visit Chihuly.com.
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 Glass Studio 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 is located conveniently behind the main Morean Arts Center facility located at 719 Central Avenue.
Dads Visit FREE (June 15-16) Dads visit FREE with one paid Chihuly Collection admission. The tickets also include access to the Morean Glass Studio, Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay.
Teachers Visit FREE: (June 1-30) Teachers are invited to visit the Chihuly Collection free during the month of June. Admission includes the Morean Glass Studio, Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay. Up to 3 guests are welcomed at a discounted rate of $5 per guest.
Military Visit FREE (May 18 - September 2) We are a Blue Star Museum! Active Military and their families (up to five family members) are welcome to the Chihuly Collection, Morean Glass Studio, Morean Arts Center and Morean Center Clay at no charge. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. We thank you for your service!
Where We Are
Central Arts District, Downtown St. Petersburg
720 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Monday-Saturday 10AM - 5PM
Sundays: 12PM - 5PM
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY & CHRISTMAS DAY EVERY YEAR