First Citrus Bank announces President’s Purchase Award at Morean Arts Center

Two St. Pete Artists Receive Awards from First Citrus Bank during Morean Arts Center’s Orange! The Exhibition A strong showing of orange-themed talent compels First Citrus Bank to award two recipients with honors during Orange, the Morean Arts Center pop-up gallery. Martha Gipson, was awarded the President’s Purchase Prize by exhibition sponsor, First Citrus Bank, […]

NEW Shepard Fairey Mural on Morean Arts Center

 Mural is part of National Healthcare Campaign “Power to the Patients” The Morean Arts Center has some “new paint” on the west end of their building at 719 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg.  The mural created by renowned artist Shepard Fairey is part of a national campaign that launched the end of March. “Power […]

Summer Camp registration open

Summer camp registration is now open. Members on the household level and above receive discounts. Please make sure you are logged in to your member profile to receive discount. One discount per program. Sign up for membership here. 9 weeks of camp starting June 6th Full Day Art Camp 9am-5pm Monday – Friday For more […]

It’s almost time to Fire Up PUFF

The glass furnace which melts sand to glass has been nicknamed “Puff” by our glass artists. Puff has been off-line since we closed for COVID compliance last spring. Puff is equipment that is critical to our ability to serve the community and supports the largest glory hole in the Southeast, allowing our artists to create […]

Tampa artist Susan Peloubet honored with 2nd Place Award at Morean Annual Members Show

For many artists the work of creating involves weaving together images, memories, and inspiration.  They often draw from life experiences and travel or find inspiration in the study of great works of art or studies they pursue. Tampa based artist Susan Peloubet creates her artwork by gathering unique and handmade threads and yarns to be […]

Mayor Opens “Pelican Proud” FREE Exhibition now open

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman evaluated nearly 40 individual art works created by local artists for the Pelican Proud exhibition currently running in the pop-up gallery space of The Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. For the Mayor’s Choice Award, Kriseman selected A New Glide Path, created by St. Petersburg artist Dean Fortune. […]

Morean Celebrates “Pelican Proud” In FREE June 13 Exhibition Opening

The Morean Arts Center, the region’s oldest community arts center, has re-opened their free galleries on Central Avenue and Morean Center for Clay at 420 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg. In January the Pelican, amazing, sometimes awkward, and omnipresent was designated the official bird of the City of St. Petersburg. “Pelican Proud” an exhibition […]