• The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
    #1 in Best Hotels in St. Petersburg, FL
    U.S. News & World Report - 2019
  • Built in 1925 the Vinoy is a luxury resort in St. Petersburg's gorgeous Old Northeast
    On the National Register of Historic Places
    Within walking distance to key attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dalí Museum, and Beach Drive
  • Two pools, three whirlpools, two croquet lawns, 12 tennis courts
    Lavish fitness center, steam room, sauna and spa
    And an 18-hole golf course
  • Convention Highlights...
    Renew old AO friendships, Expert CE speakers & networking in Sunny Florida
    Welcome/Shabbat Dinner, welcome and farewell breakfast, Honors night celebration
  • Special dinner event....
    Dinner and private viewing at Duncan McClellan Gallery
    The largest glass art gallery in Florida
  • Travel Discounts
    Airfare discounts into Tampa International Airport
    Special rates on rental cars
  • Many great activities in the area...
    Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Tampa Zoo, Florida Aquarium
    All within a short drive from the hotel

Museums & Galleries

Museums

Florida Holocaust Museum 
Honoring the memory of millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust, the museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
55 Fifth St. S.  1 mi from hotel
727-820-0100

Museum of Fine Arts
The elegant Palladian-style building combines the styles of a classic art museum and a Mediterranean villa at home in Florida's tropical climate. Designed by John Volk, the building itself a work of art, has twenty galleries, some small and intimate, others more spacious. Opened in 1965, the Museum also has splendid Membership and Sculpture Gardens.
255 Beach Drive N. E.  .3 mi from hotel
727-896-2667

The Dali Museum 
Situated on the curve of Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Petersburg overlooking the Bay, The Dali Museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. The collection includes 94 original oils, more than 100 watercolors and drawings, plus 1,300 graphics, sculptures, holograms, objects of art and photographs.
1 Dali Blvd.  1 mi from hotel
727-823-3767

St. Petersburg Museum of History 
This museum's mission is to collect, preserve and communicate the history and heritage of Florida with emphasis on St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula.
335 Second Ave. N.E.  .4 mi from hotel
727-894-1052

Imagine Museum 
The former home of the Imagine School, St. Petersburg’s newest addition into contemporary studio glass gives art enthusiasts and collectors alike a glimpse into the vibrant life of this remarkable medium. From early pioneers Littleton and Labino to the groundbreaking contemporary artists of today, visitors experience the fire and passion with each piece’s creation and the legacy it leaves behind.
1901 Central Ave.  2.1 mi from hotel
727-300-1700

The James Museum 
Embrace the captivating history and essence of the West, the tenacious spirit of Native American, pioneer and immigrant trailblazers viewed through the lifetime art collection of museum co-founders Tom and Mary James. Their deep passion for art and culture which evokes the spirit and beauty of life in the wilderness and bridges the centuries is now on display for all in St. Petersburg. 
150 Central Ave. .6 mi from hotel
727-892-4200

Galleries

Creative Clay, Inc. 
Creative Clay, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with an expressed interest in providing the local community of Pinellas County, Florida with a place to experience all aspects of the arts. Located at 1124 Central Avenue, in the heart of the St. Petersburg Arts District, its mission is to make the arts accessible to every interested member of the community regardless of age, gender, ability and/or race.
1124 Central Ave.  1.6 mi from hotel
727-825-0515

Duncan McClellan Gallery* (#1 of 98 things to do in St. Petersburg - Trip advisor)
The Duncan McClellan gallery features rotating exhibitions showcasing nationally and internationally recognized glass artists. Glass is the primary medium, and artists are given the opportunity to work in the on site hotshop. The Gallery in itself is a work of art. Duncan has transformed a 13,000 square foot former fish and tomato packing plant into a beautiful, multi-functional space. Lush fruit bearing trees create an eden within the industrial area that surrounds it. The grounds have become a meeting place for  glass artists, visiting dignitaries and the community. *As part of the convention registration we will be spending an evening at this gallery which will include dinner and a glass blowing demonstration. 
2342 Emerson Ave. S. 2.8 mi from hotel
855-436-4527

Florida CraftArt 
This statewide nonprofit organization represents thousands of Florida's established and emerging fine craft artists. Since 1951, Florida CraftArt (formerly Florida Craftsmen), has advanced and celebrated Florida's fine crafts, in St. Petersburg and around the State, through exhibitions, workshops and educational programs. The weekend before Thanksgiving art lovers enjoy its CraftArt Festival where hundreds of fine craft artists from around America and abroad exhibit and sell their art. Florida CraftArt is the state’s most important destination and primary authority for fine crafts.
501 Central Ave. 1 mi from hotel
727-821-7391

Morean Arts Center 
With roots dating back to 1917, the Morean has focused on an innovative community-oriented approach to art and arts education. The Morean is known as one of the most successful visual arts organizations in the region, offering studio classes from painting and drawing to metalsmithing, sculpture, and digital photography; mounting approximately 15 – 20 contemporary art exhibitions a year in our many galleries; and providing a wide variety of family and children's programming, school tours, the highly-praised Word & Image program, summer camp and special events.
719 Central Ave. 1.2 mi from hotel
727-822-7872

The Morean Arts Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop 
Go behind the scenes and watch resident glass artists create unique works of art. From gathering the molten glass from the furnace, to working it on the pontil pipe and glory hole, to its final cool down process in the annealing kiln, you will have a new appreciation for this art form that is centuries old. All of the pieces created in the glass studio are for sale in the Hot Shop Store, located adjacent to the glass studio.
719 Central Ave. 1.2 mi from hotel
727-822-7872

The Chihuly Collection 
A stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. The Collection is a series of individual spaces designed to complement each of Chihuly's large-scale installations, including several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. The new facility is slated to open October 15, 2016.
720 Central Avenue  1.2 mi from hotel
727-896-4527

Morean Center for Clay 
The Historic Train Station, located on 22nd Street South in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, Florida, has become one of the largest working potteries in the Southeast United States with an over-reaching goal of promoting and enhancing the education of contemporary and historic ceramics. The Center offers supplies, education, studio space, and gallery sales in one building. Classes and workshops are designed with all skill levels in mind.
420 22nd St. S. 2.6 mi from hotel
727-821-7162

The Studio @620 
This studio provides a place where people can experience artistic and educational programs in innovative ways. It brings people from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences together as artists, audiences, and volunteers, to work collaboratively with artistic, educational, and cultural organizations in and beyond our community. The Studio @620 develops artistic and educational programs that integrate a variety of art forms in order to encourage new cultural experiences both for the audience and the artists.
620 1st Ave. S. 1.2 mi from hotel
727-895-6620