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10th Anniversary Celebration includes $10 Tuesdays in July for Chihuly Collection

14 Jul 2020, Posted by Robin McGowan in Community, Events, News, Press Releases

The Chihuly Collection is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the community of St. Petersburg.  All adult admissions are reduced to just $10 for Tuesdays in July. The Collection is open from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays thru Saturdays and from 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Children under the age of 5 are always free.

The Chihuly Collection admission ticket also includes access to the public gallery spaces of the Morean Arts Center currently featuring the solo exhibitions of Barry Goodman and Quinton Merada, as well as the Annual Morean Members exhibition 20 x 20.  The Morean Arts Center also has a shop area featuring locally made gifts and art. The Morean Arts Center is also open from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays thru Saturdays and from 12 noon to 5 pm on Sundays.  The Chihuly ticket also includes access to the Morean Glass Studio which is operating on summer hours of Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm. The glass studio features dramatic glass art made by local artists. Local glass artists can be viewed working on commissioned glass art in the hot shop of the Morean Glass Studio on Wednesdays thru Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and on Sundays between 12 noon and 2 pm. The glass blowing demonstrations are included in the Chihuly ticket package.

Morean Center for Clay, featuring the ceramic art of over 50 artists with working studios in the 1926 Seaboard Train Depot building is open Thursdays thru Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. The shelves between the working studios display artist made pieces ranging from ceramic bowls and mugs to sculptures. The gallery space is currently featuring Green green grass, an exhibition of boundary testing ceramic art by Danny Dobrow.

The Morean requires all guests and employees to wear masks and masks are provided if needed. The buildings are sanitized and cleaned throughout the day and electrostatic fogging is used as an additional layer of precaution.

The Chihuly Collection has also introduced a new small group tour option in response to community interests. Limited to 6 participants, the small groups enjoy a private docent guided tour.  Reservations may be made at groupsales@moreanartscenter.org.

Visitors and class registrants are asked to pre-purchase tickets or register for class online to support a touchless environment. For more details on how prepare for your visit to the Morean facilities please review our FAQs.

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