Halloween on Central 2021 was a wild success for Imagine Museum and the Glass Coast!
Remove all gas-powered vehicles for 22 blocks on Central Avenue and what do you have? Thousands of people, children, dogs, and family groups in costume sauntering, biking, skateboarding, plus other wheeled vehicles parading down Central with a style that could only happen in St Petersburg, FL.
Imagine Museum took part in the fun, inviting the Duncan McClellan Gallery’s educational portable hot shop to demonstrate glass blowing right in front of the Museum. This drew a crowd like no other! The Museum’s staff, dressed up in glorious costumes and escorted guests through the Museum for candy, great specials in our retail shop, an experience of a ghostly scavenger hunt, and a selfie with our resident E.T.
“I’ve never seen so many families, in costumes, with strollers come into the Museum and experience our Grand Hall for the first time with such amazement on their faces”, said Executive Director, Jane Buckman. “The adults said they would return and bring the family with enough time to continue exploring what they just experienced. It was a big win for us to see so many first-time visitors to the Museum”.
It was a perfect Halloween day. The weather was perfect, the skies were clear, and St Pete came out to celebrate, be outdoors and experience all of the changes on Central Ave. As the day was coming to a close, everyone was looking forward to it happening again next year. That says a lot for a first-time effort by the city. And for the Imagine Museum staff who worked very hard during this celebratory event, they too were ready and couldn’t wait to see it happen again, already thinking of new events and experiences that would be fun and delightful for everyone to experience next year.