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This is your source for Art Community News and Events. The arts scene in St. Augustine is vibrant and active. St. Augustine is an eclectic, close knit art community. Our community features a large number of fine art galleries representing local, national and international artists. Browse through our member galleries posting of Art Community News and enjoy learning about their galleries and the artists they represent. See all types of art from professional oil paintings and sculptures to handmade crafts, jewelry, photography, oils, pastels, ceramics, wood, textiles, metal, and more that are available in their galleries. First Friday Artwalk is a monthly event sponsored by the Art Galleries of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine boasts a talented community of performance artists. There are music venues, theaters, orchestras, ballets, festivals and other events. Popular performers from all over the world come to St. Augustine’s Amphitheater. The community also hosts a series of renowned music gatherings and festivals each year and announcements can be found in the Art Community News section.

Festivals and other events are also covered in our art community news feed. Some of these events include the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Romanza Festival, Celtic Festival, St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival, Member Gallery Events and more. The Ancient City boasts dozens of annual festivals celebrating a variety of different cultures, music, food and art.

Local history is a large component of St. Augustine’s culture as well, and these heritage events include exciting live re-enactments, living history interpretations, celebratory parades and festivals. Our local art culture is comprised of a wide range of Music, Art, Theater, Food, History and a continuing string of events. We hope that Art Community News Feed from our Facebook Page will keep you informed and updated.

APRIL FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK HAS BEEN CANCELED

With the COVID-19 outbreak, Art Galleries of St. Augustine has CANCELED FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK scheduled for Friday, April 3rd. As a community organization we take the safety and health of our patrons, member galleries and artist very seriously. So… In light of the CDC, State and Local recommendations for Social Distancing ARTWALK is just not a good practice at this time.
Many of our Member Galleries have decided to either close or to limit their hours. Please check with the individual galleries. You can find contact information on our Website Member Galleries page.
We hope that everyone stays safe and remains healthy.
Please check our Facebook Page and website (artgalleriesofstaugustine.com) for continued updates.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Crisp-Ellert Art MuseumBack in February, we did a studio visit with @dustinharewood at the Heather Moore Community Gallery at @cathedralartsproject just before the exhibition “Black Beach” opened in February. The exhibition is a collaboration between Harewood, Malcolm Jackson (@malcjax) and Jordan Walter (@campaignjordie), each considering the historic American Beach on Amelia Island through painting, photography, and graphic design, respectively. We regret not taking more photos, but as the exhibition is currently closed during this pandemic, please check out each of these artist’s feeds to see more of their great work!
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“Established in 1935 in defiance of segregation and the Jim Crow laws of the era, American Beach was the largest and most popular black-only beach community in Northeast Florida and became a safe haven for African Americans in the area. Abraham Lincoln Lewis, the first black millionaire in the state of Florida, purchased and led the development of the famous strip of land.” The community surrounding American Beach has fallen into economic decline over the years, and now, like so many communities of color, suffers from rapid gentrification, and is increasingly subject to encroaching development. However, it still remains historically and environmentally important, and holds a special place for many people in the greater Jacksonville community.
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1) Dustin Harewood, Beach Girl, 2020, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint, and newspaper on wood. 2) Malcolm Jackson, 2019, Untitled, photograph on archival luster. 3) Jordan Walter, 2019, Black Beach Wes, mixed media assemblage. 4) Dustin Harewood and Malcolm Jackson, 2020, You Can’t Make Someone Love You 2, acrylic, spray paint, marker on digital print. All work courtesy of the artists and Cathedral Arts Project. @ Cathedral Arts Project, Inc.
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Crisp-Ellert Art MuseumDue to current events, the Finger Mullet Film Festival will be postponed until November 5-7. The good news is that we’ve also extended the submission deadline until August 15! We want to see all of the great work you’ve been making while sheltering in place and social distancing! Head to fingermulletfilmfestival.com for al of the details. @ Crisp-Ellert Art Museum ... See MoreSee Less

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High Tide Gallery St. Augustine FLHigh Tide Gallery would like to “wave” hello. Wave is brought to you by Artist Andrew Barkalow of Saltwater Images. Be safe and have a great day! ☀️ #staugustine #staugustineflorida #staugustinebeach #stauglocals #saintaugustine #saintaugustineflorida #saintaugustinebeach #waves #wave #anastasiabeverlyhills ... See MoreSee Less

The Art of Dr. SeussSocial distancing - 6-feet apart.

Learn more about the "Green Eggs and Ham" Diptych:
www.drseussart.com/illustration-art/do-you-like-green-eggs-and-ham
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High Tide Gallery St. Augustine FL“Little Things” by Adriana Lulkoski. This 4x5 acrylic painting on marble is available for viewing at the gallery or can be shipped at no charge. ☎️ (904) 315-6690 ☎️ #saintaugustine #saintaugustineflorida #saintaugustinebeach #saintaugustinefl #saintaugustinewedding #turtles #turtlesofinstagram #turtletattoo #artistsoninstagram #artworks #artlovers #arts ... See MoreSee Less

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High Tide Gallery St. Augustine FLTo all of our customers, we are back open. We are excited to welcome you back into our gallery. While High Tide Gallery is open, we also have an option for our customers to shop online. Just visit www.stamarketplace.com/high-tide-gallery & you’ll see the latest additions from our local, coastal, & creative artists. We are proud to be part of the St. Augustine community & we are encouraging all of you to support local businesses during this critical time. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us. ... See MoreSee Less

Coconut BarrelWe will be going live Tuesday - Saturday at Noon and 3 pm showcasing our vendors and products making it easier than ever for you to shop from the comfort of your own home!

Not able to make it to our lives? THAT'S OKAY! Schedule a virtual tour with us during our business hours! What is that you ask? An easy (and virus free) way of shopping! We'll either chat through Facebook Messenger, Texting, or Video Calls to make sure you still find the perfect gift!

#liveatthebarrel #coconutbarrel #staugustineflorida
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Lorraine Millspaugh Fine ArtHappy Monday friends! It’s the Start of a New Week, Keep your heads up, look for the joy in your day. Here is a painting of a Great White Heron I finished several months ago. I love how he is looking up and full of hope. Keep hopeful, stay safe. This Coronovirus will pass....let’s all do our part to help encourage one another during this time of social distancing. Have a fabulous day! A cheerful heart is good medicine 🙂 sending y’all a smile and some cheer. 🥰☀️🌴🏝🐬 ... See MoreSee Less

St Augustine Art AssociationWe are going to miss seeing everyone at Art Walk for the opening of the Spring Members Show 😢 but we aren’t going to let social distancing stop us from having an exhibit!

🎨CALL FOR ART! Enter your work for the Online Spring Members Show on staaa.org April 3-30, 2020.
🗓 Enter by 5pm on April 1st (www.staaa.org/spring-members-online-entry/)
🖼 All works by STAAA Members accepted (join or renew your membership online, staaa.org)
🏆 Awards 📲 Link to Social Media 🏷 List your art for sale
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Maria Reyes-Jones GalleryHere I am in my sanctuary. My happy place, my studio, sweet studio, hoping to bring forth the magic, and send it out, somehow, into this brave new world. Will people still want to surround themselves with art...(my art?) What do y’all think? #art_dailydose #artstudio #lifeofanartist #sharingart #instaart #artinprogress #butterflyart #livecolorfully #ilovecolor #coloraddict #mariareyesjones #acrylicimpasto #artforsale #studioscenes #artfinder #artshare #creativeprocess #paintingforjoy #painthappy #palmtreeart #artmakesmehappy #colormehappy #acrylicpainting #carveouttimeforart #ihavethisthingwithcolor #colorlove #creativeartiststudio #mariareyesjones #paintingsforsale #Artinyourhome via @preview.app ... See MoreSee Less

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art#Repost @artofdrseuss
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We’re missing you all at the galleries, so we’ll continue to bring the art to you here! What would you like to see in our feed? 🎨 #theartofdrseuss #drseussart
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