Renoir, Dalí, Chihuly, Cézanne . . . When it comes to arts and culture, you could say that St. Pete/Clearwater has a few famous names in residence.
One of the biggest draws for art novices and aficionados alike is The Dalí Museum in downtown St.Petersburg. Even if your artistic interests never progressed beyond kindergarten stick figures, the largest collection of the surrealist’s work outside of Spain appeals to anyone with a pulse – nevermind the crazy-cool building it’s all housed in. Another fantastic stop is the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center. You won’t believe your eyes when you see what glass can do in the hands of this famous artist. The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg will give you your fix of fine artists, from the classic to the contemporary.
But there’s more than just gorgeous museums waiting for you. From the twice-monthly Gulfport Art Walk, to the historic Greek community of Tarpon Springs, to the quirky cruises paying homage to our pirate heritage, the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area has something to feed your right brain.