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Arts enthusiasts can visit museums for free on Saturday

St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Petersburg shines the spotlight on its vibrant arts and cultural scene with a celebration of the arts featuring the annual ArtsAlive 2012 Free Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. 

For this once-a-year event, admission is free to several museums* and cultural attractions in St. Petersburg - designated by American Style magazine as America's #1 Top Arts Destination for mid-size cities three years running -- 2010, 2011 and 2012.

ArtsAlive Free Museum Day hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and participating v enues include the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, Florida Holocaust Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History, Dali Museum*, Great Explorations Children's Museum, The Pier Aquarium, Creative Clay, Morean Arts Center Galleries/Glass Studio and Hot Shop, Morean Arts Center for Clay, and the Chihuly Collection* on Beach Drive.

For special events, discounts, galleries and exhibition details, visit www.stpete.org/artsalive.

The Florida Craftsmen Gallery, where there is never an admission fee, will offer a special gift shop discount of 10 percent off with a minimum purchase of $25 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 only.

The Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop features live artist demonstrations at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. along with a meet and greet with local glass artists.

The city encourages visitors to park in city garages downtown and ride the St. Petersburg Trolley Downtown Looper or Central Avenue Shuttle. The trolleys will be stopping at or near most downtown ArtsAlive venues.

ArtsAlive is produced by the city of St. Petersburg and participating arts organizations in conjunction with the national Smithsonian Free Museum Day.

Visit www.stpete.org/artsalive for museum restrictions and complete details.

Info courtesy City of St. Petersburg

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