See Glass Blowing Demonstrations at the Morean Arts Center
The Chihuly Collection is connected with the Morean Arts Center, which hosts temporary contemporary art exhibitions and offers classes to artists of all ages. The Chihuly Collection and Morean Arts Center are located across the street from each other, in the heart of downtown St. Pete’s Central Avenue — not far from the Museum of Fine Arts, The Salvador Dalí Museum, the Mahaffey Theater and Vinoy Park.
Behind the Morean Arts Center, you’ll find the hot shop where visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at how glass art is made. Watch as expert artists blow, melt, cool and color glass, while learning how this centuries-old artwork is done. The pieces you’ll see made are also for sale in the Glass Studio Store, located next to the studio. Many of these artworks are small enough to fit in a suitcase, and they make great souvenirs and gifts.
For a truly immersive experience into the world of glass art, check out the classes and workshops offered by the Morean Arts Center. Daily one-on-one glass blowing classes are offered at the Center, for both beginners and advanced-level artists. A variety of studio workshops are offered, too.