Arts & Culture

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Unveils New Public Art at JAX

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission are proud to present SKY BRIDGES, an aerial sculpture and the 13th addition to the JAA permanent art collection.

SKY BRIDGES, by artists Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, is now hanging from the ceiling of JAX’s newly renovated connector bridge. The aerial sculpture works with the architecture of the connector bridge to amplify the natural light in the bridge’s skylight areas. The arcs in the work relate to the air flight paths of take offs and landings and the structure is reminiscent of the many bridges which are landmarks in the Jacksonville area.  The forms literally float in the space by multiple thin suspension cables fanned toward the upper skylight beams.

First America Foundation to Unveil New Website and Logo

On Wednesday, March 23rd First America Foundation, Inc. will  unveil the foundation's new website and logo before the general public at the St. Johns County Council on Aging River House,  located at 179 Marine Street in St. Augustine, Florida.

"We're excited to have the St. Augustine community come out and join us for this exciting event," said Jamie Alvarez, executive director. She explained that the website ( will give a concise look at the work of the foundation, plus introduce the foundation's honorary board, board directors and staff.  The website will also offer a link to the foundation’s strategic plan.

Community Celebrates Lighthouse Festival

Community Celebrates Lighthouse Festival

Fun filled the air at the 19th annual Lighthouse Festival Saturday, March 19. Thousands of visitors brought their families to visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and celebrate maritime heritage.

Donna Fuhrmann of Virginia Beach enjoyed the festival with her family while on vacation to celebrate her birthday. She and her children climbed the 219 steps to the top of the tower for the first time and enjoyed the gorgeous view. “I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate then on a beautiful day with friends and family,” Fuhrmann said.

Lighthouse Festival Features 2nd Annual Boat Show and Chance to Win the “Susan Skiff”

Lighthouse Festival Features 2nd Annual Boat Show and Chance to Win the “Susan Skiff”

On Saturday, March 19, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will offer free admission to the Lighthouse tower & museum during the 19th annual Lighthouse Festival. Attendees may climb the tower, explore the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) Boatworks’ Wooden Boat Show and enter to win a hand-built small craft.

During its inaugural edition the Wooden Boat Show offered a collection of traditional watercraft from all over Florida. This time around the 2nd Annual Wooden Boat Show seeks to include traditional watercraft powered by sail, oar or engine.

Keepers of the Coast 5th Annual Sea Turtle Festival

Please join Keepers of the Coast as we welcome the return of our nesting sea turtles to the beaches of North east Florida. The 5th annual festival is being held at the St. Johns County Fishing Pier Pavilion in St. Augustine Beach , Florida on Saturday April 16, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Final Public Workshop - Windswept Motel Signage

The Scenic & Historic A1A Corridor Management Council and the St. Johns County Growth Management Department will hold a final public workshop on Monday, March 14th at 2 pm at the Southeast Branch Library located at 6670 US 1 South in St. Augustine. The workshop will discuss the design of the historic Windswept Motel sign and the location of three National Scenic Byway educational interpretative signs, all of which are being funded through a National Scenic Byway grant. This is the last of the two public meetings to discuss signs before they are constructed on site. The first meeting was held on February 23rd.

EVENT DATE CHANGE: Flagler College Presents Lecture on Florida's 1861 Secession

NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT: Infromation was sent out for this event last week, but please note that it has been changed to March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student Center, on the corner of King and Sevilla streets. It is no longer scheduled for March 16 at 7 p.m. in Flagler College Auditorium. See updated release below.

Flagler College will welcome Woodrow Wilson Scholar Dwight Pitcaithley on Thursday, March 24, with a talk on "The Secession of Florida in 1861: Reflections After 150 Years."

Pitcaithley will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student Center, on the corner of King and Sevilla streets. The event is free and open to the public.