Celebrate Artists and Art-lovers
MUSE celebrates the diversity of all the arts and culture in St. Petersburg and pays tribute to the remarkable talent and variety that can be discovered around every corner of our amazing city.
What has become the most talked about art party of the season is where guests enjoy spontaneous performances and vignettes featuring the best in local performing and visual arts; gourmet delicacies and cool libations; interactive art opportunities and, of course, the celebration of MUSE award winners.
The MUSE Awards are presented by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to celebrate the artists and art-lovers in our community. No stiff tuxes, no boring speeches – it’s a pARTy to uniquely honor the creative individuals who spark St. Petersburg.
Our annual winter benefit for the arts is an opportunity to support the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and its many programs to fund grants for artists, students, strengthen education, advocacy and help us shine a spotlight on artists and arts supporters, who inspire and guide St. Petersburg as a thriving City of the Arts.
Usually held in February, this is an evening to re-energize and renew our commitment to collaborating all year long to make St. Petersburg truly a City of the Arts.
SPAA celebrates the following awards during MUSE every year:
- Visual Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, film making and media arts.
- Performance Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts.
- Literary Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, playwriting, screen writing, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.
- Patrons of the Arts Award that recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts.
- Arts Ambassador Award that recognizes beloved St. Petersburg arts supporters who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts.
- Art and Technology Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the field of Arts and Technology which includes but not limited to digital media, integrative technologies, and immersive audience experiences.
BECOME A MUSE SPONSOR
These sponsorships help to support the SHINE Mural Festival; publish the ArtBeat newsletter; support Arts Education in school and after school through awards and programming; and conduct education sessions for artists, non-profits and creative businesses. In addition your support allows SPAA to continue to do the important work by supporting our City of the Arts.