Bill Edwards Named to the Board of Directors of Imagine Museum

How a massive moon sculpture landed at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater
January 29, 2024
How a massive moon sculpture landed at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater
January 29, 2024

Bill Edwards, Founder & CEO of Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts and Big 3 Entertainment Inc. who manages the Mahaffey Theater, has been named to the Board of Directors at Imagine Museum. Recently Edwards has collaborated with Imagine Museum Founder, Trish Duggan to exhibit 3D glass art as well as 2D art in the gallery space throughout the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.

Edwards has been a long-standing, iconic figure in the St Petersburg community. He’s been involved in numerous

projects throughout the past 20+ years that continue to help foster the arts, clean up crime, develop the city as well as owning and running a professional soccer team.

“I am honored to serve on the Board of the Imagine Museum. Our mission and goals align which makes this an ideal partnership. Both of our entities want to elev

ate arts awareness through performances, exhibitions, education and engagement,” said Bill Edwards. “I enjoy collaborating with the museum board to see what we can all do together in the community to showcase art visually, through perfor

mance as well as through the culinary arts. We want to inspire others to learn more and experience comprehensive sensory experiences.”

The opportunity to work with Imagine Museum is a natural fit for Edwards who sees this as an additional opportunity toward strengthening the community as a beacon for the arts and further elevating St Petersburg. Patrons and the public can view art throughout the lobby and second floor area as a gallery where the art is offered for sale – making this a sensory experience to explore and take in arts among several mediums.

“I am thrilled to have Bill Edwards join our Board of Directors at Imagine Museum! He is an astute businessman, a good friend and a pillar of the St. Pete community,” said Trish Duggan, Imagine Museum Founder, philanthropist, artist and business woman. “I’m impressed and inspired by his magnificent vision to elevate the arts in St. Pete by bringing performing, visual and culinary arts together under one roof at the Mahaffey Theater and Sonata Restaurant. We both agree on the importance of art to uplift, inspire and educate our world.”

About Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts –
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts was founded as a 501© 3 nonprofit in 2011 and is dedicated to providing arts education programs, community outreach, live performances as well as concerts and all genres of performing arts for the entire community with emphasis on culturally diverse programming for youth and families. The foundation is the support arm for the programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater.

About Imagine Museum ( –
Founded in 2018, the IMAGINE Museum ( began as a vision from founder, Trish Duggan. The museum features a large collection of contemporary glass art from around the world, whose mission is to exhibit artworks and create an experience that would inspire, uplift and educate. As a glass artist herself, Duggan believed that glass and its properties would provide such an experience. Located at 1901 Central Avenue in St Petersburg, FL visit for more info.