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Waterfront Museum District

January 31, 2022


Community Voices

Waterfront Museum District

Running along Downtown’s sparkling waterfront park system, the expansive Waterfront Museum District features drinking, dining and shopping destinations on Beach Drive, world-class museums and galleries, performing arts venues, lush parks, outdoor festivals and yacht basins. Bookended by The Dalí and Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater on the south end, and The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on the north side, the District includes the Museum of Fine Arts, the American Museum of Arts and Crafts and The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. Two current hotel developments—Ascent and Galaxy—are located within the Waterfront Museum District.


The MFA and the Water Front Arts District share a common theme of offering vibrant, arts and culture related exhibitions that showcase how art has the power to revolutionize the human journey.

These world-class museums staged in such a unique waterfront setting are positioned as centerpieces communicating and preserving our community’s past, present and future through the universal language of art.

-Ya La’ford, Artist and Board Member, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

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