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 more than 25 participating galleries. For lovers of local art and culture, the First Friday Artwalk is a great way to celebrate both the start of a new month and the end of a long week. Spend your time hopping from gallery to gallery in the downtown area or jump on a complimentary shuttle and check out the galleries on the beach. But wherever you decide to spend your time, here’s what’s new at the November 2, 2018 First Friday Artwalk.
Holiday Gift Bazaar at the Galleries on the Beach
Do a bit of holiday shopping early, have a little wine, a snack and mingle with the artists. There are five galleries on the Island participating in Artwalk. Go to The Gallery Group then mosey on down to WB Tatter Gallery, Simple Gestures, High Tide Gallery, and finish up at The Art Studio at the Beach on the pier.
Kevan Brietinger at Amistad
Join Amistad for First Friday Art Walk. Featuring beautiful mosaic art by Kevan Brietinger. Meet the artist and enjoy an evening of beautiful art, complimentary wine tasting of fine artisan wines, and live music by Gary Wingard.
Plum Pop Up Opens at 212 Charlotte Street
You’re invited to Plum Gallery’s newest venture! They will officially be opening the Plum Pop Up doors at 212 Charlotte Street Friday night during Art Walk. Come explore the beautiful new location.
Fantastic Florida at the St. Augustine Art Association
Florida has inspired artists for centuries. This bold exhibit features unique interpretations in various styles and media of the flora, fauna, history, happenings, people, and places of the Sunshine State. Opening Reception during First Friday Art Walk, November 2, 5-9pm; awards at 7pm.
David Lindsay at Lost Art Gallery
Lost Art Gallery is now representing the award-winning California glass designer David Lindsay. Join them at the November First Friday Art Walk between 5 and 9 pm to see his stunning iridescent vessels. His techniques incorporate nature and abstraction through layering gold and silver into his beautiful collection. These will make wonderful holiday gifts!
Janet Jaworski at Sea Spirits Gallery
Come enjoy the vibrant works of North Carolina based artist Janet Jaworski at Sea Spirits Gallery during First Friday Art Walk. Her paintings reflect a deep appreciation for color, light, and movement found in our natural world.
Sky Hopinka at Crisp-Ellert Art Gallery
Hopinka’s videos have a surreal, otherworldly quality that reinforce the “play between the known and the unknowable,” a conceptual framework that unites much of his work. He employs various techniques to further achieve conceptual interplay, such as layering and superimposing images, using multiple audio sources, and by utilizing both written and spoken texts. The exhibition will include three videos.
Joyce Hutchinson at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
Joyce is an artist, owner, and instructor of her own private art school for 20 years, as well as a self-published poet, and writer. Her art, focuses on experimenting and creating images that are very diverse but always containing elements of nature pleasing to the eye. Her subject matter varies as widely as her passions; historical decorative designs, to the realism of florals, working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, color pencil, and graphite. The artist talk begins at 6pm.
For more information about First Friday Artwalks in St. Augustine, visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/first-friday-artwalk. Featured image by Joyce Hutchinson.
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