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12/5/2019 Member News

Seventh Annual MUSE Awards recognizes Five Local “Muses”

MUSE will celebrate artistic inspiration on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg at 7:00 p.m.  The annual benefit for the arts will recognize the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pay tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination.  

Guests will also enjoy the Museum’s exhibit “The Art of the Stage, Picasso to Hockney.”  The exhibition features over 100 studies for scene, costume, curtain, and program designs, as well as maquettes and costumes by noted artists from the nineteenth century to the present day.  MUSE will be designed to complement the exhibition.  

Join us for a night of provocative musings and muses; live art performances from the turn of the century variety to the cultural future.  No long speeches or rubber chicken dinner here – instead you’ll enjoy gourmet bites, crafted cocktails and decadent dessert bars. And, of course, the annual recognition of artists and those who support the arts in our community.  Help us continue theatrical tradition by wearing your theatrical mask and leave any inhibitions behind as we leap forward into our exciting future!  For six years MUSE has been the arts event of the year, and this year will again feature surprises that will only be experienced once.  

MUSE sponsorship helps the Arts Alliance facilitate the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk; produce the SHINE Mural Festival, publish ArtBeat, the only countywide e-newsletter with calls for arts and other cultural news; provide after school arts education awards; and present arts business programs.

Individual Party tickets are $125.  MUSE Awards Reception sponsorships begin at $500.  Tickets may be purchased on the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website.  For information please contact John Collins at