The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The Morean connects people with art through studio classes, exhibitions, family and childhood programs, summer art camp and much more. Offered under the Morean Arts Center is the Chihuly Collection which is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's unique artwork. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences. Guests will be awed by works that have thrilled audiences around the globe.The Morean's Glass Studio & Hot Shop is an adventure into art, with working artists creating their magnificent glass pieces before your eyes while providing a running commentary on the steps they are following, the science behing the glass, and the artistic vision guiding the process. The Morean Center for Clay, is part of the largest working pottery in the Southeast and is a must-see for any art pottery enthusiast. Meander around and see artists working, purchase incredible art at great prices or take a class! The Morean Arts Center Galleries on Central Avenue are located in the Central Arts District, a distinct four block section of Downtown St. Petersburg that is home to many individual artist studios and galleries, hip boutiques, restaurants and music venues. The Morean features some of the area's top contemporary artists plus the Make Space, Art Lounge, with free WiFi and an on-site cafe.