Arts and Culture

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St. Pete is the arts hub of the Southeast with a beating heart of creative collaborations. Whether it’s a mural covering the street-side of a business or a product launch hosted at a local brewery, St. Pete is a place where creativity thrives.


Culture is our middle name.


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Museums and galleries

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St. Pete's thriving arts and culture scene extends far beyond the state of Florida.

Represented by outstanding museums—some of them world-famous—scores of independent galleries, a successful, close-knit community of working artists and crafts-people, and a stellar performing arts community, St. Petersburg’s cultural scene is one of the best in the southeastern United States.

St. Petersburg’s arts and culture roots are firmly anchored by a collection of museums and cultural attractions unique to the city, including the Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, The Florida Holocaust Museum, Morean Arts Center, Florida CraftArt, Sunken Gardens, Great Explorations, the African American Heritage Trail, and more. St. Petersburg offers visitors and residents an exclusive perspective on art and culture.

No such thing as boredom.

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The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance  has also developed a directory of Local Art and Creative Business  across the city's seven arts districts.

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Waterfront Museum District


Anchored by the Salvador Dali Museum Mahaffey Theater  and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, the district includes the St. Petersburg Museum of History  and the Museum of Fine Arts The Chihuly Collection  and the Renaissance Vinoy Resort’s History Gallery.


02.

Grand Central District


Host to many special events and festivals throughout the year, including one of the largest LGBTQ parades  in the nation each June, the Grand Central District is surrounded by historic neighborhoods for those wishing to live, work and play in St. Petersburg. 


03.

Central Arts District


Studio@620 Florida CraftArt , the Morean Arts Center Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop  and Art Lofts  are prominent members in this part of downtown, along with a thriving music scene.


04.

Warehouse Arts District


Studios are open to visitors , who may watch artists create, and every second Saturday, studios stay open late during the Second Saturday Art Walk 



05.

EDGE District


This historic, award-winning Main Street district is located between Dr. M.L. King Jr. and 16th Streets, and 1st Avenues North and South. It is vibrant and eclectic where art, a wide array of locally-owned, independent businesses, and frequent events make this is top Florida destination. 


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Deuces Live


Adjacent to the Warehouse Arts District, the Deuces Live District embraces the city’s rich African American heritage with a mix of locally-owned service and specialty businesses, including art galleries and restaurants.  


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M.L. King North District


 this growing District comprises a variety of locally-owned retail, small business and galleries, including Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture Bloom Art Center  and the Heart Gallery . Visitors to this District are invited to sample eclectic fare from a variety of locally-owned cafes and restaurants, including The Banyan Tree , where artists and writers rub elbows with everyday folk.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance  has also developed a directory of Local Art and Creative Business  across the city's seven arts districts.