How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 4

The Product and Who Was Promoting It As previously mentioned, the product has been a mix of cultural facilities: visual and performing, antiques shops and malls, bookstores, unique neighborhoods, city parks along the waterfront and the events that took place there, along with art galleries and restaurants. The opening of the then Stouffer Vinoy Resort … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 4

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 2

A Cultural Destination takes aim With four museums in downtown St. Petersburg operating in the late 1980s it was critical to help create a destination out of what existed. Even the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) did not include a lot of information about the museums in its promotional material in the late 1980s and … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 2

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 1

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida - Part 1 This post is part of a series that looks at how St. Petersburg, Florida became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida. ┬áThis series is an update to a presentation to the annual Florida Association of Museum's … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 1