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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life lessons on the curve of a glass bubble

Chris Stowe is a husband, dad, seasoned military strategist, Veteran, passionate advocate for the needs of military patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and PTSD and ARTIST. In this candid and insightful presentation Chris will share how important it is to be willing to shatter everything to achieve creative and life fulfillment. His personal journey […]

Pelican theme art exhibit at Morean: Artist entries by May 22

PELICAN Proud exhibition at Morean Arts Center Call for artist entries: Submit by May 22 St. Petersburg, FL – (April 1, 2020) The Brown Pelican became the official bird of St. Petersburg in January of 2020. As the City pulls together to navigate the impact of COVID-19 the Morean Arts Center is inviting the public […]

The Morean is closed but still CREATING

Dear members and partners in ART – While all Morean venues are closed, the Morean will continue to honor our legacy of innovation and accessibility to the Arts.  Our founders were the first to bring children into museum settings and to understand the critical role of the Arts in education and well-being. We are inspired […]

Fresh Squeezed 4 – features crop of 6 emerging Floridian artists

artwork by Fresh Squeezed

The Morean Arts Center (MAC) announces participants for Fresh Squeezed 4: Emerging Artists in Florida. Sponsored by the Gobioff foundation and Lisa and Perry Everett, the annual showcase focuses on nurturing and advancing the careers of budding visual artists, while giving the community the opportunity to discover exciting new art being made in our region. […]