Cultural Events through August 15

St. Johns Cultural CouncilSt. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

The Lincolnville Summer Music Series Across from St. Paul AME Church
85 Martin Luther King Ave, St. Augustine Phone: n/a
Event Pricing: Free
Come out every from 2-4 PM to the newest Free Summer Music Series in St Augustine. Located in the breezy, shady field, across from St Paul AME Church in Lincolnville. Bring a chair or rent one for a $1.00 donation. Pop Terry will be cooking his famous Bar-B-Que each week, plus refreshments and homemade cakes will be offered for sale. ALL money raised will go to the rebuilding of Historic Echo House into the St Paul School of Excellence.
Sunday, July 25, 2010 to Sunday, September 05, 2010

Dixie Swim Club at the Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164
Event Pricing: $20
Five southern women, whose friendship began on their college swim team, meet every year at the same beach cottage on the Outer Banks. Free from husbands, kids and jobs they catch up, laugh and meddle in each other lives. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
Friday, July 30, 2010 to Sunday, August 22, 2010
Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

The new collection “Blancos” from the artist Royo on Saturday, July 31st.
25 King Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-810-0460
Event Pricing: free
On July 31, 2010, Brilliance In Color Gallery will open “Blancos” (Whites), an exhibition of paintings by contemporary Spanish figurative painter, Royo. This exhibition comprises 35 new oil paintings on canvas together with a selection of drawings, bronze sculptures and serigraphs. Royo has passionately and wholeheartedly dedicated the last 30 years of his career to the same subject matter: the female form. He is inspired by many historical periods from the Old Masters, such as Velazquez and Goya, to the 19th-century Impressionists, such as Sorolla. This new collection of paintings combines formal elements with a subtlety of the contemporary master’s eye. In this collection of Royo’s paintings, subjects are depicted by a vast range of different whites, applied with a broken-color technique used to create a dramatic light across the painting. The “whites are composed of a thousand whites”, as Royo notes.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 to Tuesday, August 31, 2010
11:00am – 6:00pm Sun-Thur. | 11:00am – 10:00pm Fri. & Sat.

Mid-Life Crisis at the SJC Pier Pavilion
350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free
Mid-life Crisis plays classic rock and roll at the SJC Pier Pavilion. Dinner from La Strada available at 6p.m.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Company
Downtown Plaza, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1004
Event Pricing: Free
The Company plays 60’s and 70’s pop rock. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Summer Camp Artwalk-On-The-Wild-Side Exhibit
St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing:
St. Augustine Art Association Summer Art Camp Artwalk-On-The-Wild-Side Exhibit. Featuring works by the students in summer art camp along with the Nature and Wildlife Exhibit in the Main Gallery.
Friday, August 06, 2010
5pm to 7pm

IMAGINATION:Exhibition at Cultural Center at PVB
50 Executive way, Ponte Vedra Beach Phone: 904 280-0614
Event Pricing: Free
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is pleased to feature an exhibition that showcases the “imaginations” of our Artist Members. Please join us for a special opening reception on Friday, August 6 at 6:30p.m.The exhibition will be on display August 6 – September 18, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010

“Butterfield 8” Garage Sale
137 King Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-4577
Event Pricing: Free
Remember that cool Liz Taylor movie from 1960, Butterfield 8? Our gallery is now hosting it’s 8th annual garage sale so we thought it would be neat to reference it! Our artist’s offer some of their portfolio at the year’s best prices. Fantastic time to buy and add to or start your collection!
Friday, August 06, 2010

First Friday Art Walk
In and around St. Augustine, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: Free
First Friday Art Walk takes place throughout the Galleries of St. Augustine. New exhibits, music, light refreshments and more will be available.
Friday, August 06, 2010

First Friday Art Walk [FFAW] Concert
Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-2896
Event Pricing: Free
The Cathedral Music Office is pleased to announce that the featured artist for the First Friday Art Walk [FFAW] Concert will be Harpist, Mary Jane Ballou. Mary Jane is a St. Augustine resident, well-known in the arts/music circles and also through her weekly radio program on WFCF. This is the first time the harp and this incredible harpist will be featured at the Cathedral. For further information, please call Dr. Bernie Sans at 904-824-2806 or email at
Friday, August 06, 2010

Oil Painting Class At The River House
179 Marine Street, Saint Augustine Phone: 904-209-3646
Event Pricing: $75
We are excited to announce the next series of classes in River House’s Art classes: Oil Painting with Greg Morris. This class will teach you the basics of oil painting and turn you into an artist. This class will run August 6th – September 10th 12-2:30 PM. Cost is $75 and includes supplies and instruction. River House would like to make art accessible to seniors regardless of income limitations. With the support of the St. Johns County Cultural Council serving St. Johns County, and the State of the Arts License Plate Program, we are proud to offer scholarships for two students to this class. Contact Linley Harriss at 209-3646 or for registration or scholarship criteria.
Friday, August 06, 2010 to Friday, September 10, 2010

Stained Glass Classes
2745 Industry Center Rd #6, Saint Augustine Phone: 904-669-5388
Event Pricing: $150.00 plus a lab fee of $50.00
You will complete a beautiful stained glass panel and learn cutting, shaping, copper foil technique, soldering and finishing.
Friday, August 06, 2010 to Friday, September 10, 2010
10:00AM to 12:00PM

Grand Re-Opening: Mullet Beach now High Tide Gallery
51 Cordova Street # A & B, St. Augustine Phone: (904) 829-6831
Event Pricing: FREE
The “Best of St. Augustine” 2009 Art Gallery winner Mullet Beach has transformed into High Tide Gallery under the same ownership. Focusing on locally-made coastal art and vintage surfboards, the gallery celebrates its Grand Re-Opening during the August 6th Artwalk. The public is invited to attend this free event. Artists will be on hand to meet customers and refreshments will be served.
Friday, August 06, 2010
5 – 9 pm

Kids Art Walk on the Wild Side
22 Marine St. , St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: Free
Special First Friday display of art by over 100 young art camp students. See their whimsical artworks inspired by the great outdoors. Live entertainment.
Friday, August 06, 2010
5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk at The Market
6 Granada Street, St. Augustine Phone: (904) 823-9404
Event Pricing: Free
Featuring French-Caribbean Artist Francoise, her art shows her love of color and their vibrancy reflects the warmth and passion with which she embraces her art. Her interest in impressionism is evident in the manner of her brush strokes and richness of her palette. She chooses a variety of subjects from seascapes, beach scenes and tropical wildlife.
Friday, August 06, 2010

First Friday at P.A.ST.A Gallery: Maria-Rosa Sintes-Johnson
214 Charlotte St. , St. Augustine Phone: 904- 824-0251
Event Pricing: Free
The P.A.ST.A. gallery`s featured artist is Maria-Rosa Sintes- Johnson. The St. Augustine artist`s show will feature acrylic paintings of places she has a deep passion for. From her birthplace on the beautiful Island of Menorca, with it`s rich red spring poppies, to the local landscapes of Florida with it`s deep blue skies. The rich colors, beauty and the artists passion for the subject matter are evident in the work and can be felt by the viewer.
Friday, August 06, 2010

Sabine Kvenberg in Concert
Center for Spiritual Living, 1795 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine Phone: (904) 825.3600
Event Pricing: $15.00
Folk singer, Sabine Kvenberg, will perform a compilation of original and popular folk and folk pop songs. Come and enjoy an evening of inspiring and upbeat music. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be offered. For more information go to or call (904) 825.3600.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
6:30 pm

Kidzart Camp-Sizzling Summer Fun!
1820 State Rd 13 Ste. 2, St Johns Phone: 904-287-8603
Event Pricing: $169.00
Secret Agent Camp-Your mission, should you choose to accept it…is to train as a Secret Agent with your friends! Please report to KidzArt for this thrilling spy camp filled with fun, creative projects, drawings, paintings and puzzles to solve!
Monday, August 09, 2010 to Friday, August 13, 2010

“Dreams, Intuition and Creativity” Workshop
Center for Spiritual Living, 1795 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine Phone: (904) 825.3600
Event Pricing: $25.00
This 2-hour workshop will offer individuals the opportunity to enhance their intuition, spontaneity and creativity through exploring ones inner world. Cost: $25.00 includes signed copy of the book Divine Nudges of Spirit. For more information go to or call (904) 825.3600
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pride Plays at the SJC Pier Pavilion
350 Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free
Pride, the Navy Rock and Roll Band plays at Music by the Sea at the St. Johns County Pier Pavilion.Dune’s Cracker will have dinners available at 6p.m.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Big Pineapple Plays the Plaza
Downtown Plaza, St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1004
Event Pricing: Free
Big Pineapple plays Hawaiian and jazz music. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Electic Zebras Watercolor Workshop
St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: $165/non-members; $149/StAAA members before Aug. 1
Beginners workshop with artist Patricia Chute. Learn watercolor painting techniques and color theory using zebras as a motif. Register by phone.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 to Sunday, August 15, 2010
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Women Walking The Five Stations of Transformation
Cultural Arts Center at St. Augustine Beach, 370 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904/377-5979
Event Pricing: $105
Women Walking The Five Stations of Transformation is one in the sequence of the Evolving Women’s Culture workshop series. During this 7-week course women are guided by a step-by-step process that unveils the radiant jewel at the center of the heart, where we discover endless beauty, creativity and great transformative power. While opening and strengthening the connection to our inner radiance we move beyond the mind-body realm expanding our awareness into the infinite realms of Heart, Spirit & Secret. The Five Stations of Transformation teachings offer techniques on how to clear obstacles, discharge misbeliefs that hold subtle unconscious blocks in place and tap into the transformative power within so that LIFE me be lived more joyfully. A Women’s Healing Circle will be created for Saint Augustine from the group that completes the 7-week course. Those attending the classes are not obliged to join the healing circle however, anyone interested in participating in the Women’s Healing Circle must complete Women Walking The Five Stations of Transformation. Registration and$45 deposit are required. Contact Loah Grace Swanson at or 904/377-5979
Sunday, August 15, 2010 to Sunday, October 03, 2010
4:30- 6:30p.m.

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