The story of the Morean Arts Center dates back to 1917 when Margaret Tadd and her daughter Edith Tadd Little founded the Art Club of St. Petersburg. This was inspired by the work of Edith’s father and Margaret’s husband, J. Liberty Tadd, an art educator who founded the Florida Winter Art School in 1916. After he passed away, Margaret Tadd and her daughter ran the winter school year-round. In keeping with Tadd’s legacy, they wanted to spread ideas about art education to a wider audience. Together she and Edith formed a club in 1917 with a group of artists and art lovers.
The Morean Arts Center offers an amazing contemporary art gallery, FREE and open to the public daily PLUS affordable art classes year-round.