This is the week for art lovers — new exhibits at a gallery, an art and craft festival, art at the St. Johns County Administration Building — plus a holistic expo and a ballet. If you want to get out there and get some culture, it’s available.
‘Out of the Box’ – Art in Public Spaces Exhibition
The St. Johns Cultural Council and Art Box Gallery present this exhibition, which started earlier this month and will continue through April 29. The artwork of more than two dozen local artists is showcased in the Rotunda of the St. Johns County Administration Building, and the exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Rotunda is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and masks are required. For information, call 904-808-7330.
Holistic Living & Healing Expo
Ready to try something different? Scheduled for Saturday at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, the expo will feature more than 50 holistic businesses and is free and open to the public. The first 30 guests will get free swag bags, and many of the businesses will be offering free samples, demonstrations and assessments.
The expo is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is at 500 S Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. For information, call 904-940-8000.
Florida Ballet presents ‘Romantic Tales’
This weekend might be the time to settle back and enjoy some beauty. The ballet, a mix of classical and contemporary duets, will be performed on two days, Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Picinich-Byrd Theatre, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville.
For information, call 904-353-7518.
St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival
Looking for some handmade ceramics, stained glass, soaps or other crafts? The Art and Craft Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Sunday at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.
For information, call 352-344-0657 or visit tnteventsinc.com.
Butterfield Garage Gallery
The gallery is introducing two new artists: Susan Smith and Norma Cherry.
Susan Smith creates three-dimensional abstract art, with the goal of creating “a provocative image that encourages viewers to look further.”
Norma Cherry’s inspiration comes from the ordinary beauty she sees in nature and life. In her words, “My art is a reflection; a communion between myself, nature and my world.”
The works of these two artists are available at the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King St., St. Augustine. For information, call 904-823-4577.