Our arts scene was built from the ground up. Local artists have become real estate developers to help give rise to an entire creative district. Culinary trendsetters collaborate with museums. Galleries host underground art shows and pop up jewelry markets.
St. Pete’s arts organizations receive generous support from St. Pete companies. Those same businesses find a powerful talent pool of innovative minds — drawn to the city by its ever-evolving creative culture.
The Waterfront Museum District attracts visitors from all over the United States and overseas to its Salvador Dali museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
In the Central Arts District, the world’s first permanent Dale Chihuly collection presented by the Morean Arts Center, Florida Holocaust Museum, and the Florida CraftArt Museum are within walking distance.
Recent additions to the city’s stable of museums include the Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement and the Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art.
Every night of the week you could be in the audience, or even on the stage. Think 2000-person in- and out-door venues, mid-size locales, listening rooms, and pop-up spaces in galleries.
National and international acts from Broadway to the Florida Orchestra perform at The Mahaffey Theater. Opera lovers adore the quality St. Petersburg Opera. The Palladium hosts a variety of musical and dramatic performances.
Theaters include the American Stage, freeFall Theatre and A Simple Theatre Company at Eckerd College. Local and mainstream live music fills the downtown air at open-air venue, Jannus Landing.
Everyone can find a way to make a mark and celebrate the arts in St. Pete.