Morean Arts Center Hot Shop Glass DemonstrationOne of my family’s favorite stops in Florida was the Morean Arts Center’s Glass Studio & Hot Shop.   At the Hot Shop you can watch artisans create glass masterpieces right before your eyes.  You sit in a small set of bleachers just a stone’s throw away from the artists…so close that you can feel the warmth on your face when they open up the ovens to heat the glass.  It was a fascinating experience watching them create a glass bowl from just a little bit of hot liquid.  I wanted to share this post with you a while back, but the problem was that I took about a million pictures and wanted to find the perfect ones to convey how awesome the experience was.  The pictures will do this experience much more justice than my words.

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of St. Petersburg Florida be sure to make time for a visit to the Hot Spot!  And while you are in the area walk around town and visit the cute shops and check out all of the cool murals spattered throughout the city.  Also make plans for a visit to the Chihuly Collection, The Dali Museum and the Morean Arts Center.  You won’t be sorry…you can have an entire day full of art experiences like no others.

Hot Shop Glass Demonstration:

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Henry was absolutely mesmerized during the demonstration….

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The Morean Arts Center Hot Shop is located at: 714 1st Ave North in St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida Vacation 2015:  For our Summer Vacation this year we spent ten days in Florida, exploring the Tampa Bay and Gulf area with our family.   There was an unusual amount of rain while we were there, but fortunately for us there’s plenty of fun to be had indoors.   We spent quite a bit of our trip exploring museums, an aquarium, breweries, restaurants and more!   I’ll be sharing our Florida vacation adventures in a series of posts in the hopes that they will inspire you to plan a trip to Florida for your family!  Many thanks to my friends at the St. Pete’s & Clearwater Visitor’s Bureau for helping me plan this trip.  So many memories were created while we were there!

For more posts about things to do in Florida visit my Florida Travel Archives.

Disclaimer:  My family was given passes to the Morean Arts Center for review purposes, but the opinions are 100% my own.