12 Places to Experience Arts and Culture in St. Pete/Clearwater - Atlas Obscura Lists

12 Places to Experience Arts and Culture in St. Pete/Clearwater

From world-class museums to artwork that seems like it could come from another planet.

Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to a vibrant arts scene filled with all sorts of unexpected delights. The St. Pete/Clearwater area is a kaleidoscope of arts and culture across every form you can imagine. The subtropical landscape offers natural beauty (which you can find on full display at St. Pete’s Sunken Gardens) and hundreds of murals brighten the walls wherever you look. From famous artists like Salvador Dalí and Dale Chihuly to churches and post offices that turn the everyday into something special, this destination holds countless opportunities to appreciate all the ways that art surrounds us. 

St. Petersburg, Florida

Floridian Social Club

From printing money to live music, this Beaux-Arts style building has had many identities over the last century.
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St. Petersburg, Florida

Imagine Museum

You’ll feel like you’ve gone through the looking glass at this contemporary art museum filled with glass sculptures of every size, shape, and color.
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St. Petersburg, Florida

Fairgrounds St. Pete

This former factory has been transformed into a technicolor wonderland, where dozens of local artists have collaborated to create a real choose-your-own-adventure experience.
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