Artistic and cultural entertainment

St. 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.


Press Restart: Off to Paint the World. Eleanor Hughes & Curt Bowman
Phone: 904-824-8460
Event Pricing: FREE
The show will feature work excavated from the depths of the flat files and art storage area from Eleanor and Curt’s personal archives. Much of the work concerns foreign places and faces. If you would like to add some of their work to your collection there will be a wide variety of unframed work as well as framed pieces. Now to March 9

St. Johns Cultural Council presents Joe Taylor, Charles Dickinson and Eddie White: Reginal Artists from the Tail End of the County
St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-808-7330
Event Pricing: free
Art in Public Places features Joe Taylor, Charles Dickinson and Eddie White. In April, 2011 a vision was brought to life in Hastings – to bring regional artists together with legendary Florida artist, A.E. (Beanie) Backus. The only criteria was that the artist should have a love – and body of work representing a particular region – from Elkton to East Palatka – The Potato Capital of Florida. Prints of the five murals by A.E. Backus from the Stanton Building will be on display along with the beautiful work of Joe Taylor, Charles Dickinson and Eddie White – all of whom are well known Regional Artists – the breathtaking vistas of the fields, cows, farms, skies, storms, old barns – the art is stunning. These artists have captured the region – it is “one of a kind in beauty and productivity” and they are honored to show the public the beauty of farming and the community. Don’t miss this exceptional Art Exhibit!
Now to Thursday, May 24, 2012 8-5pm M-F

7th Annual St. Johns All-County High School Art Show sponsored by Carr, Riggs, & Ingram
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine St, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: FREE
An exhibition of student artworks selected by area high school art teachers and juried for awards. Opening: FRI ARTWALK MAR 2 / 5-9PM AWARDS 7PM
Now to Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-4pm; Sunday 2-5pm

Food for Thought
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine St, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: FREE
This exhibit combines both the literal images of food, such as still life, with imaginative thought-provoking interpretations of any subject that offers “food for thought.” A food drive underscores the exhibit.
Now to Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-4pm; Sunday 2-5pm

Art Inspired by Musical Impressions
PASTA Fine Arts Gallery
214 Charlotte Street, St. Augustine, Florida
Phone: 904-842-0251
Event Pricing: Free
Now to Saturday, March 31, 2012
12am – 4 pm Mon – Fri Sat.&Sun 12am – 5 pm

Clyde Butcher – Black & White Photography
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Now to Saturday, April 07, 2012
M-F 9am to 5pm

The St. Augustine Camera Club Member Photo Show
Imagine Fine Art
48 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-460-0098
Event Pricing: Free
The Saint Augustine Camera Club (SACC) announces its First Annual Juried Member Photography Show to open on Saturday, February 25.The opening night party will be part of the Uptown Saturday Night event. The show runs through March.For their initial event, the camera club decided to go with a non-themed show, and the entries reveal the diverse interests and talents of the photographers.
Now to Saturday, March 31, 2012
opening night party 5-9 pm

Tindel Michi “Paper Chase” Art Exhibit
space:eight gallery
228 W. King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-2838
Event Pricing: free
space:eight is proud to announce the exhibit ‘Paper Chase’ by Atlanta artists TindelMichi. Paper Chase is a new body of work that explores spontaneous collage and the ideas of recycle, reuse and repurpose. The show was created expressly for space:eight and both artists will be in attendance at the opening party.TindelMichi is John Tindel and Michi Meko a collaborative duo working together to create a unique aesthetic influenced by the Southern region of the United States.
Now to Saturday, March 31, 2012
9a to 5p Monday thru Thursday


Limelight Theatre’s 20th Season
Auditions for Children of a Lesser God
Limelight Theatre announces auditions for an upcoming main stage production of its 20th Season Celebration–the Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff. Directed by Heather Corry, Children of a Lesser God will play on the Matuza Main Stage April 19 through May 13, 2012. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m.
For more information, contact Limelight Theatre:
11 Old Mission Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 825-1164


St. Johns County Ocean Pier Pavilion
Saturday JUNE 2, 2012 ~:~ 10am-5pm
Rain or shine! Are you a female artist or crafter in the northeast/central FL area? Do you paint, make ceramics, pottery, sew, crochet, embroider, candles, soaps, textiles, or handbags, do photography, build things? We’re looking for women of all ages with a hobby or passion that they’d like to show off at the Every Women’s Arts & Crafts Festival this summer.
Women of all ages are welcome. There are no juries, severe regulations, or outrageous prices; the only requirement is that the items are handmade by YOU using quality work(wo)manship! To see a sample of what can be found at this festival – visit our opening page to view the slideshow of some of our past participating artists at – then take a look around for other info.
If you are interested in participating, visit Participation Form page, read the details carefully and complete the process – all online! It’s so easy, safe, and convenient. We’ll send your space number when it has been processed and completed.
CONTACT: LaDonna Eastman, Event Organizer cel: 904-669-2260

Call for Entries!
Old Town Art & Craft Show – Spring
Palm Sunday Weekend
March 31 – April 1, 2012
Francis Field ~ W. Castillo Drive ~ Saint Augustine, FL
Area artists and fine craftsmen are cordially invited to submit their application to become an exhibitor at the upcoming Old Town Art & Craft Show – Spring.
This is a juried show that will showcase outstanding artists and craftsmen from Florida and around the country. Categories include: painting, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, sculpture and mixed media. All work must be of original design and produced by the exhibiting artist or a two-person collaboration.
The online application process is quick and easy using or you may print and mail the downloadable application at
Special consideration will be given to Saint Augustine area artists.
For further information please visit or call (904)794-0084.


St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
Francis Field, Meehan’s Pub, O’Malley’s Pub, others
21 Orange Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-501-4336
Event Pricing: $10 general admission (subject to change)
What if five of St. Augustine’s Spanish Colonial Mayors had Irish last names? What if the Catholic Church in Spain appointed Father Miguel O’Reilly as the Colony’s vicar? What if half of the citizens of St. Augustine can claim Irish, Scottish or other Celtic roots? What if the founder of St. Augustine, Pedro Menedez, in 1565 was from the Celtic region of Spain? What if his home town of Aviles still celebrates its Celtic roots with bagpipes and kilts? Then the question becomes: Why hasn’t St. Augustine had a Celtic Festival all along? Contact or go to for info.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown St. Augustine
21 Orange Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 825-4040
Event Pricing: FREE
Fabulous FREE family fun! Parade route: Francis Field to Cordova, to Orange to Castillo Dr/Avenida Menendez, to Cathedral, to Cordova to Francis Field. Parade participants contact or go to for info and application forms.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
10:00 AM

Lincolnville Farmers’ Market
Eddie Vickers Park
Event Pricing: free
An upscale outdoor farmers’ market located in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood, offering local and organic produce, artisan crafts, baked goods, and much more!
Open every Sunday from 11am-3pm.


Final 2012 Deadline! eGrant Now Open!
USArtists International Grant Application Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012
USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the final grant round of the 2012 program is Friday, April 20, 2012 for projects taking place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. This is a receipt deadline. For links to the online eGrant system, program guidelines and application click here. Questions about USArtists International should be directed to Adam Bernstein, at

French-American Jazz Exchange eGrant Application Now Available!
The eGrant online application for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program is now available. A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE (“French-American Cutlural Exchange”), FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences.
The application deadline for the 2012-2013 program is May 1, 2012 for projects taking place between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Program guidelines are available here.
American applicants should direct their questions to Jeff Parks at French applicants should contact Emmanuel Morlet at


Music Movement and Signs (ASL)
Anastasia Branch Library
124 Sea Grove Main Street , St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 209-3730
Event Pricing: free
Come join an Intergenerational Circle using music, dance/movement and American Sign Language to enhance mindfulness, focus, attention, memory, balance and motor planning. All ages welcome, pre-birth to 100+. Wheelchair access. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Sessions will be held February 10, 11:00am, February 17, 4:00pm, March 9, 11:00am, April 17, 4:00pm Linda Stoler, MA, CCC-SLP uses the The Multi-Modality Method to help children and adults enhance their language and literacy skills. She has found that those who participate in these intergenerational circles have increased ability to focus, pay attention, remember and retrieve information, find better physical balance and motor planning skills. Linda is a speech-language pathologist, educator, poet, songwriter and literacy consultant of more than 40 years. She has 4 music CDs and is completing a book. She has created multi-modality circles in different parts of the country for many years and is excited to be bringing them to the beach at St. Augustine.
Friday, February 10, 2012 to Tuesday, April 17, 2012


The all-volunteer St. Augustine Community Orchestra
Ponte Vedra Christ Episcopal Church
400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra
Phone: (904) 285-6127
The all-volunteer St. Augustine Community Orchestras next concerts are scheduled March 9, 2012 at the Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard at 8 pm; with an encore performance on Sunday March 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Ponte Vedra Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra. These March concerts will celebrate the Orchestra’s 50th anniversary with a musical “Birthday Bash”. For more information about the Orchestra, please log on to
Sunday, March 11, 2012
3:00 pm


Is Life Worth Living
The Pioneer Barn
259 San Marco Ave, St Augustine
Phone: 904-824-8874
Event Pricing: $20 + tax
A Classic Theatre’s March production of the Irish comedy, “Is Life Worth Living” by Lennox Robinson, will be presented at The Pioneer Barn at Ft. Menendez, (between Hildreth Drive and N. Park Avenue). Performances are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, March 11 at 2pm.This venue will make it so much more convenient and comfortable for audiences to attend. There is plenty of free parking and the ticketing process will be handled by the venue. All tickets are and may be purchased by calling Ft. Menendez at 904-824-8874 or stopping by the box office at 259 San Marco Avenue. Payment may be made by credit card, or cash. For information about the venue go to the website at For production information email:
Thursday, March 08, 2012 to Saturday, March 17, 2012
7:30 pm, March 11, 2pm

Flagler College presents “Kiss Me, Kate”
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8600
Event Pricing: $20
The Flagler College Department of Theatre Arts announces showtimes for its spring musical, “Kiss Me, Kate,” presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark. The show will be performed on March 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and on March 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. “Kiss Me, Kate” is a sophisticated and entertaining musical that combines Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” and the beautiful music and lyrics of Cole Porter. This play within a play features the well-loved musical numbers “So in Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Always True to You Darling in My Fashion,” and “Another Op’Nin, Another Show.” The box office will be open for ticket sales Monday through Friday from 12-5 p.m. beginning February 27, 2012. The box office is located at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by cash or check only, no debit or credit card. For more information, please call 904-826-8600 (during box office hours) or leave a message for Andrea McCook at 904-819-6401. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.
Friday, March 02, 2012 to Saturday, March 10, 2012

Limelight Theatre presents: House of Blue Leaves
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 825-1164
Event Pricing: $25.00
It’s 1965 in Sunnyside, Queens. As a zookeeper who dreams of making it big as a songwriter comtemplates pursuing his dreams, committing his wife and helping his AWOL son, the only thing for sure is that the world around him will never be the same: Dark Comedy-Drama * Some Adult Content Directed by Gary Cadwallader. To order on-line go to
Friday, March 02, 2012 to Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday – Saturdays at 7:30pm,Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm

Writers’ Theater Partnership
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 904.209.3730
Event Pricing: FREE
A new partnership dedicated to bringing out the best in your play, screenplay or short story. If you have an original work you would like Writers’ Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at rogersandlatka@yahoo.comWorkshop
Dates:March 13, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22
6 – 8 p.m.

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