Cultural entertainment in St Augustine


Historic City News local entertainment reporters scour the web’s event calendars in search of the best of free and minimal cost cultural entertainment in St Augustine and St Johns County each week.

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Plein Air Drawing and Painting
Scenic Locations throughout St. Augustine, FL
Changes Weekly, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 201-9814
Event Pricing: Free
If you are an artist local to the St. Augustine area and you enjoy drawing and/or painting outdoors, you are invited to join the Anonymous Society of Artists every Sunday morning to draw and paint at scenic locations around town.
Sundays through December 30, 2012
9:00am to 11:00am

Nancy Hamlin-Vogler Featured Artist
Amiro Art & Found Gallery
9C Aviles Street, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-824-8460
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public.
Featured artist, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will present a series of summer travel drawings, created using her favorite drawing materials (pastels, colored pencils, acrylic paints and mediums) with collaged elements. Ever changing works by artists, Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Siany will also be on display.
Now through mid August 2012

Diane Bennett Featured Artist “Clay and Oils”.
PASTA Gallery
214 Charlotte Street (South of King St. between Marine St. and Aviles St.), St Augustine
Now to Friday, August 31, 2012

Doug Waterfield “Doomstown” Art Exhibit
space:eight gallery 228 W. King Street, St Augustine
Phone: 904/829-2838
Event Pricing: free
After hours by appointment. Please phone 904-829-2838 or 800-826-4649 for more information.
Now to Sunday, September 30, 2012
Gallery Hours are 9a to 5p Monday thru Thursday.

Society of Mixed Media Arts (SoMMA) Gallery Opening
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: (904) 280-0614
Event Pricing: free
We invite you to join us to an exhibition featuring selected artist members from SoMMA curated by David Engdahl and Jan Miller.
Now to Sept 1, 2012
6pm – 8m

Creative Visions: Art by the Youth of St. Johns County
Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View , St. Augustine
Phone: 904-808-7330
Event Pricing: free
Youth talent will be the focus of The St. Johns County Public Library system with a showcase of artworks from all parts of the county. Pieces cover a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, textiles, and painting.
Now to Friday, September 21, 2012
M-F 8-5

FALL MEMBERS SHOW St. Augustine Art Association
SEPT 7-30, 2012
Open Media. Open Subject. An exclusive exhibit for current STAAA members.
Limit one entry per artist. All entries included. Juried for awards only.
RECEIVING: TUE SEPT 4, 12 – 7pm & WED, SEPT 5, 12 – 4pm

11th ANNUAL TACTILE ART SHOW St Augustine Art Association
OCT 5-28, 2012
All TOUCHABLE art including sculpture, assemblage, pottery, fiber, mixed media, textured wall hangings, reliefs, interactive art and more. Works should be appealing to the blind and sighted audience. Sponsored by Community First Credit Union.
RECEIVING: TUE OCT 2, 12 – 7pm & WED, OCT 3, 12 – 4pm

St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties
Southeast branch, St. Johns County Public Library
6670 U.S. 1 South , St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2872
Event Pricing: free
Beth Rogero Bowen will present a talk on her recent book, St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s was a time of unprecedented growth in the nation’s oldest city. Fueled by a land boom that began in South Florida, St. Augustine was inundated with land speculators and new subdivisions. But all of this activity came crashing down when the Florida Land Boom collapsed in the late 1920s. Bowen, a St. Augustine native, is a descendant of Minorcan settlers who arrived in the 1770s. She is the author of St. Augustine in the Gilded Age and Bridge to a Dream, the story of building the Bridge of Lions and Davis Shores in 1925-27.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
10:30 am


Old City Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s even fresh seafood in season. The Farmers market is always a lot of fun for the whole family with live entertainment and much more. It takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Admission is Free.

The Wednesday Market
St Johns Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Blvd , St Augustine Beach
Phone: 904 347-8007
Event Pricing: free
The Wednesday Market features locally grown produce including organics, Mayport shrimp, local honey, smoothies, Italian Ice, arts, crafts and more.
Every Wednesday, 8 am until 12:30 pm

Lincolnville Farmers’ Market
Eddie Vickers Park
Open every Sunday from 11am-3pm.


Concerts in the Plaza
Plaza de la Constitución
Downtown, St Augustine
Phone: 904.825.1004
Event Pricing: free
All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.
Thursdays through August 30, 2012
7 p.m.

Music by the Sea Concert Series
Pier Pavillion
Saint Johns County Pier Park, St Augustine Beach
Phone: 904 347-8007
Event Pricing: free concert, dinner priced separately
The concert series features a wide variety of music and prior to the concert a local restaurant makes dinner appetizers available. This is a family friendly event so bring your cooler, your beach chairs. Check the website for the schedule of bands.
Wednesdays through September 26, 2012

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