Making a Place for Art
Next door to the ICON residences, the Arts Center’s story began in the early 20th century when a group of local artists in need of a place to work, teach and display their work connected with the Florida Winter Art School. For the past one hundred years, the organization known today as the Arts Center has been a resource and a destination for artists and art lovers.
The Art Club of St. Petersburg, featuring the first art gallery south of Atlanta, settled into space provided by the Florida Winter Art School in their building on Beach Drive. The precise location is marked by the Kapoc Tree on the grounds of today’s Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The Arts Center, from those informal beginnings in 1917, has mirrored that growth and become an integral part of one of the country’s top arts destinations.
Classes & Workshops in Every Medium
Exclusive ICON Resident offer: Sample a Class at the Member Discounted Rate
(A 15% Savings) One discounted class per resident. ENTER the code: ICON when registering for the class.
Conveniently located next door at the Morean Arts Center or Morean Glass Studio classes and workshop options are offered in drawing, painting, fused glass, glass blowing, photography, jewelry and metal working, digital design, animation, and more! Or head over to the heart of the warehouse district to select from classes ranging from wheel throwing and functional clay forms to sculpture and raku. The Morean Center for Clay is the largest clay facility in the Southeastern US. EXPLORE COURSE OFFERINGS NOW!