First Friday Art Walk
First Friday of every month, 5 – 9 p.m. at Plaza de la Constitucion
On the first Friday of every month, St. Augustine’s art galleries welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment at some 30 participating galleries.
This cooperative open house showcases the amazing variety of artwork represented in St. Augustine’s fine art galleries, from contemporary to traditional and everything in between, created by local and national artists working in oils, pastels, photography, ceramics, wood, textiles, metal, and much more. For a full list of participating galleries, see the table below.
The galleries set out food and wine and other goodies on First Friday Art Walk, and many of the featured artists are on hand to answer questions about their work. The monthly event takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine, throughout St. Augustine's historic downtown area, from Aviles to King Streets, St. George Street and more -- even over the Bridge of Lions onto Anastasia Island and the beach.
Call (832) 779-2781 for more information or visit here. This creative event is sponsored by The Art Galleries of Saint Augustine, which is an artistic association of the diverse and eclectic art galleries located in the nation's oldest city.
When? 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.
Where? All through historic downtown and onto Anastasia Island. See map for locations.
Coming up at the next First Friday Art Walk on May 6, 2016:
The St. Augustine Art Association will present their annual art exhibit, Canvas, Clay, Collage, and Cutting Edge, as part of the Romanza Festivale 2016. This juried show will open at the First Friday Art Walk on May 6, 2016, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run through the end of May.
There will be an additional exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The exhibit is entitled, "Brave Women: 150 Years of Courage," and will feature the art the Sisters have produced over the decades.
The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach will host a reception with local artist J.R. Gehri from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Gehri began painting as a way to unwind from his very stressful job as an NCIS special agent. Since his retirement, he has been devoted to artistic endeavors and his works have been sold throughout the U.S. His art will be featured at the Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach through the end of May. Call (904) 377-3231 for more information on the exhibit and on the Studio in general.
First Friday Participants (numbers correspond to location on map)
North of the Plaza 1. Tripp Harrison Gallery and Studio 2. Peter O'Neill Gallery 3. Metalartz 4. The Starving Artist 5. #7 Rhode Avenue Gallery 6. High Tide Art Gallery South of the Plaza 7. P.A.St.A. Fine Art Gallery 8. St. Augustine Art Association 9. Amiro Art + Design 10. Amiro Art and Found 11. Georgia Nick Gallery 12. Joel Bagnal Gallery 13. Aviles Street Gallery 14. Plum Gallery 15. Sea Spirits Gallery & Gifts 16. Lost Art Gallery 17. Galeria Lyons 18. Grand Bohemian West of the Plaza 19. Lightner Museum 20. The Courtyard Gallery 21. Crisp-Ellert Art Museum 22. 130 King Marty Balin Atelier 22. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery 23. The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach East of Downtown 24. Hubley Gallery 25. Simple Gestures 26. The Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach 27. Amistad
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