Imagine Museum holds Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Michael (Blue), Oben Abright, 2015 (on display at Imagine Museum)

The arts and culture scene of St. Petersburg just became even richer. On January 23, community leaders gathered as Imagine Museum celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

This new museum, located at 1901 Central Avenue in the Grand Central District, takes you on a journey through the history of glass as an artistic medium. Its collection contains over 500 pieces that span a 55-year timeline, beginning in the 1960s with the fathers of the studio glass movement, Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino, and travelling through the years to contemporary studio glass artists of today. This unique collection was assembled by Corey Hampson, President of Habatat Galleries in Michigan, who worked with the museum’s benefactor to select works that truly represent the history and current progress of this artistic movement.

In addition to its vast collection of immaculate glass sculptures, Imagine Museum is home to a café that serves locally roasted Kahwa Coffee, as well as the IM Store where guests can explore a worldwide collection of books, exquisite handmade jewelry, and gifts. Select, one of a kind pieces from the museum’s collection are also available to purchase.

Imagine Museum offers varying tiers of memberships, ranging from student to corporate. All proceeds from membership sales and donations are used to further develop the museum’s permanent collection and rotating exhibits, as well as to give back to the community by establishing programming for the public.

The museum’s Glass Slipper Leadership Circle enriches the youth of our community through free or discounted after school programming for children in need, engaging them in a safe and inspiring learning environment.

Imagine Museum is accessible to all members of the community. Explore the world of light, reflection, and creative expression offered in their remarkable collection Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, visit www.imaginemuseum.com.