(openPR) – St. Augustine, FL –The art galleries of St. Augustine will sponsor no cost, self guided monthly Art Walks, featuring the finest collection of eclectic Art in North Florida.
Recently selected by the Orlando Sentinel readers as their favorite weekend getaway, St. Augustine is popular with art lovers during its “First Friday Art Walk” weekends.
The Art Walk (www.getaway4florida.com/artwalk) takes place from 5-9 pm on the First Friday of each month, rain or shine. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments, music and exhibits.
The First Friday Art Walk is the start of a weekend that features the latest exhibit openings in more than 20 of the city’s finest art galleries. Each St. Augustine art gallery hosts a free open house that offers visitors a chance to look at the latest art collection while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Local artists are often in attendance to talk about their work. Combined with live music performed at numerous locations, the Art Walk always becomes a lively and colorful street festival.
Participants can enjoy free parking starting at 5 pm at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street and visit eight nearby galleries due to the generosity of St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolley Tours.
Free narrated tours aboard these trains reveal the Spanish Colonial, Moorish Revival, Victorian and American Gothic architecture of this unique city. The trains pick up at Butterfield Garage & Rembrandtz Galleries on King Street, starting at 6 pm and run about every 15 minutes to visit other participating galleries during the event. Maps for the self-guided tours are available at participating galleries.
Upcoming dates for First Friday Art Walks are February 6th and March 6th. For a complete listing of St. Augustine events, along with events in Ponte Vedra and The Beaches, including details on accommodations, dining and attractions visit www.getaway4florida.com/artwalk or call 1.800.653.2489
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches
Visitors and Convention Bureau
88 Riberia Street, Suite 400, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau provides information and trip planning services for Florida residents and tourists.