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Serving you an amazing art experience in a unique event environment is indeed our pleasure. With four distinct creative and conversational venues in one of the most cultural cities of the southeast, the Morean Arts Center provides you with the most innovative and memorable event possibilities in all of the Tampa Bay area. Two distinctive rental spaces are offered:

  • Morean Center for Clay: This historic venue located inside a renovated 1926 former railway freight depot is the perfect venue for any event. This unique urban chic setting allows for creative freedom, exuding a rustic or luxurious atmosphere with little to no effort. The 5,000 sq. ft. open event space boasts exposed brick and original steel/wood architecture elements combined with modern luxuries; fully air conditioned space, cathedral ceilings, custom color lighting system and beautiful bay windows along the Pinellas Trail. This space can accommodate up to 175 guests (seated).
  • Chihuly Collection: The Chihuly Collection is a stunning, intimate showcase of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique installations. Breathtaking details will awe you, as you get closer than you ever imagined to Chihuly’s delicate works of art.The rental includes all of the Chihuly Collection galleries, Retail Store, Raymond James Lobby, Donor Room and Theater. Weather permitting, outdoor space is also available. Docents are available to add insight to the Collection and/or give tours. This venue can accommodate up to 150 guests (cocktail style).

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Connecting People with Art!


Your Morean Membership Gets You More Connected with Art.  Morean memberships make a perfect gift for the artsy! With a gift membership from you, they will be able to enjoy the Morean for a full year. By being members, your loved ones can enjoy great art experiences through MORE art and MORE fun. Membership at specified levels is offered: * Scholar * Individual * Artist * Household * Curator’s Circle, and * Director’s Circle.


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Morean Arts Center. Gifts from friends, corporations, foundations, and the local, state, and federal government play an essential role in our ability to fulfill our mission to connect people to art through innovative community-orientated art and art education. Whether participating in the General Fund, providing funds for scholarships to benefit the talented students who could not otherwise attend the Morean, or supporting the facilities, teaching artists, and programmatic initiatives that are a hallmark of a world-class arts organization—your commitment is essential to our success.

  • Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT): You can choose to support the Morean Arts Center through automatic monthly transfers from your checking or savings account. You choose the amount, dates and duration of the deductions!
  • Gifts of Securities: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that you have owned for more than one year and that have increased in value can be a substantial gift, with a low net cost to you. You receive a charitable deduction for the donation, which is based on the stock’s fair-market value on the date of the gift.
  • Tax-Free Charitable IRA Gifts: Benefits for You and the Morean Arts Center. A special donation opportunity is available for individuals age 70½ years or older who can make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 per calendar year directly from their IRA to the Morean Arts Center and other qualified public charities. This giving vehicle is particularly beneficial for donors who may not need their annual required minimum distribution or who want to make a larger tax-free charitable gift from an IRA. By directing your gift directly to the Morean Arts Center, you do not report the IRA distribution as income. This is particularly useful if you do not itemize your deductions. As with other gifts, you can designate the purpose for which the gift is to be used.
  • Planned Giving: By including the Morean in your estate plans, you are ensuring that Morean will be able to continue to build upon the strength of its education programs and the Chihuly Collection and remain the premier arts facility of its kind. So that we can recognize you, please notify us that your will or life income arrangement provides for the Morean Arts Center. Your gift to the Morean accomplishes more than support of our high-quality class and programming. It helps further our mission to push artists to achieve mastery, to stretch the boundaries of existing art, and to reach new levels of cultural expression. In short, contributions to the arts help ensure the continued vitality of the arts in our communities and in our society as a whole. Without donors like you, we would not be able to provide the exceptional programs that we do today.
  • Corporate Giving: The Morean welcomes corporate partnerships in the support of its educational mission to offer the highest quality art education and experience to all our students. Corporate contributions can assist in meeting our operating costs, bringing quality exhibitions for student and public enrichment, attracting the best students through scholarship donations, or by supporting one of the Morean’s signature events. Corporate involvement and support of the Morean offers a visible distinction that emphasizes a priority to arts and community enhancement. We encourage your company to play a vital role by partnering with the Morean Arts Center.
  • Matching Gifts: Making the most out of your gift to the Morean Arts Center is easy to do by checking with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer offers a Matching Gift. If so, request a matching gift form from them and send it with your check. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

Volunteer: Among many of the fantastic opportunities at the Morean Arts Center, we are always looking for talented individuals to lend a hand. As a non-profit, we depend on the generosity of those in our community. Our volunteer positions are great for students, community service leaders, and other individuals. For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering. A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center, Chihuly Collection, Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop, Morean Center for Clay or during any of our amazing events can pay off. You will meet new people, learn more about art, and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

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