Art Exhibitions for the Art Aficionado in Florida’s Historic Coast

Art is always in season on Florida's Historic Coast

September 14, 2022

Here are some of our current and upcoming can’t miss exhibitions:

Bouke de Vries: War and Pieces

Through February 28, 2023
The St. Johns Cultural Council presents an Art in Public Spaces exhibition: River to Ocean en Plein Air, featuring the beauty of St. Johns County through the eyes of twenty-eight artists painting en plein air. Free and appropriate for all ages. The Rotunda Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on public holidays. St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine.

Through September 30, 2023
Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine explores the urban fabric of St. Augustine through large-format photographs, hand drawn maps, and interactive photographic flip books. The project seeks to define St. Augustine through the residential streets and neighborhoods that have long been inhabited by the people that help support the city as a premier tourist destination. Through interactive sequential images, visitors to the exhibition will uncover the overlooked aspects of everyday life in America’s oldest city. On display at Lightner Museum.

through February 28, 2023
Presented by Lightner Museum, St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson. In the 1890s, Jackson was commissioned by Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad to produce a set of images to promote St. Augustine as a tourist destination. Today, Jackson’s photographs remain a remarkable record of turn-of-the-century life in this historic city, offering a striking portrait of Gilded Age St. Augustine. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free.

Timothy Stanley: Ursula

through February 22, 2023
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum welcomes multidisciplinary artist Timothy Stanley with the exhibition Ursula, featuring the ongoing body of sculpture by the same name, in addition to a site-specific and interactive installation. Stanley uses a combination of mediums including sculpture, prose, and video game development in order to explore the boundaries of literary narrative, with the aim of uncovering new techniques in storytelling. Admission is free. Museum hours are Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

February 3 - 28, 2023
Faces & Figures are expressions of the human form bring personality to this exhibit. Be invigorated by the human visage in the form of various drawing studies, formal portraits, daily life and other figurative works. Each work of art is rendered and presented in 2D and 3D media and done by local and regional artists. Admission is free and the St. Augustine Art Association gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

February 2 - June 29, 2023
The Lightner has been an important part of the St. Augustine community since it was first built as the Hotel Alcazar in 1888. The building opened as a museum in January 1948. In celebration of our 75th diamond anniversary in 2023, 75 for 75: Diamond Anniversary Exhibition presents a compelling selection of artwork and objects from the museum’s permanent collection and celebrates the incredible legacy that Otto Lightner left to the people of St. Augustine. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free.

February 3 - September 30, 2023
Drawn from the collection of St. Augustine bicycle aficionado Keith Pariani, the Ride On! Historic Bicycles exhibition will feature bicycles chosen by Pariani as examples of pivotal moments in late 19th and early 20th century bicycle design. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free.

March 3 - April 2, 2023
Miniature Marvels offers an experience of visually enthralling exhibits as you immerse yourself in a world of minuscule sights. The works in this exhibit are no larger than 12 inches and reveal little marvels in a vast range of mediums and subjects. Admission is free and the St. Augustine Art Association gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

Plein Air Paint Out!

April 26 - 30, 2023
The 7th Annual Plein Air Paint Out, a community-wide plein air event celebrating the area’s history. Registration is available at the St. Augustine Art Association.

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