New Arts & Entertainment Pass
Friday, December 16, 2011
THREE MAJOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN ST. PETERSBURG CREATE
AND ENTERTAINMENT PASS, PARTNER WITH RESTAURANTS
Roger Zeh, email@example.com,
727.896.2667, ext. 231
Wayne Atherholt, Wayne.Atherholt@moreanartscenter.com,
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, the Chihuly Collection presented by The
Morean Arts Center and The Morean’s Glass Studio and Hot Shop, and The Mahaffey
have joined forces to encourage greater participation in the arts. The goal is
to make the arts more affordable for residents and tourists.
new St. Petersburg Arts and Entertainment Pass will provide one admission to
the MFA and one each to the Chihuly Collection and the Glass Studio and Hot
Shop. At the Mahaffey, the pass offers one admission to any mid-day live series
performance. The pass costs $34.50, with a retail value of $110, and can be
purchased at the Welcome Desks of the MFA and the Chihuly Collection beginning
Thursday, December 15.
pass can also be used for special offers at the following downtown restaurants:
the MFA Café, Marchands at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, the Park
Shore Grill, The Hangar at Albert Whitted Airport, 400 Beach Seafood & Tap
House, and Spice Routes at The Morean.
example, participants can enjoy one dessert at the MFA Café and Marchands, a
bowl of clam chowder at 400 Beach, or a glass of wine or draught beer at The
Hangar, all with entrées. The pass will be punched at the 10 venues and can be
used once at each one.
Petersburg has become an arts destination. The Museum of Fine Arts led the way
with the addition of the Hazel Hough Wing in 2008, more than doubling the size
of the original building. The pass arrives just in time for the MFA’s major
exhibition, Ancient Egypt—Art and Magic: Treasures from the Fondation Gandur
pour l’Art, Geneva (December 17-April 29).
impressive Chihuly Collection and The Morean’s expanded Glass Studio and Hot
Shop followed in 2010. The Mahaffey recently unveiled its refurbished theater
and lobby to rave reviews.
St. Petersburg has experienced a dramatic increase in restaurants, cafés,
condos, specialty shops, and clubs. It has become a model of the new "walking
city,” mixing residential spaces and arts and entertainment attractions. Once
downtown, visitors can reach most of the venues on foot or easily via The
Looper, the downtown trolley. The Central Avenue Trolley also connects to The
The Arts and Entertainment
Pass is another step forward for downtown St. Petersburg. It is valid until
July 30, 2012. Holders must use all offers by that date. The pass cannot be
combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts.