First Friday Art Walk
First Friday of each month, 5 - 9 p.m. at Plaza de la Constitucion
The next First Friday will be on Aug. 6, 2021.
On the first Friday of every month, St. Augustine's renowned art galleries open their doors and welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits at some 30 participating galleries.
This cooperative open house showcases the amazing variety of artwork represented in St. Augustine’s fine art galleries, from contemporary to traditional and everything in between, created by local and national artists working in oils, pastels, photography, ceramics, wood, textiles and metal.
Many of the featured artists are on hand to answer questions about their work. The monthly event takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m., rain or shine, throughout St. Augustine's historic downtown area, from Aviles to King streets, St. George Street and others — even over the Bridge of Lions onto Anastasia Island and the beach.
This event is sponsored by The Art Galleries of St. Augustine, which is an artistic association of the diverse and eclectic art galleries located in the nation's oldest city.
This month at First Friday Art Walk:
- Anna Miller will open her exhibit "Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic" at the Lightner Museum. Inspired by the natural environment and beauty of St. Johns County, "Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic" explores the resiliency of the human spirit in times of struggle through a series of dramatic abstract paintings.
- Sweetwater Coffee Bar & Gallery will display paintings by Sloane and Hannah Keats.
- Aviles Gallery will hold a August Art Walk Giveaway at 8 p.m. This month’s drawing will be for an original watercolor by Dick Weaver.
- The St. Augustine Art Association will highlight its Then & Now: 50 Years of Veteran Experiences exhibit. At 7 p.m. veteran artist Father Ron Camarda will present his book Tear in the Desert, which details his experiences in Iraq. Veterans with the Wounded Warrior Project will also be on-hand to provide information and answer questions.
When: 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.
Where: All through historic downtown and onto Anastasia Island.
See map below or go here to download the Art Galleries of St. Augustine's map.
Please note: In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers have outlined the safety restrictions that are in place for this event:
"Old Town Trolley Tours will be the only transportation service participating in this month’s Art Walk, providing complimentary wheelchair-accessible shuttle service. The trolleys have made safety their #1 priority and have installed plexiglass dividers between each row, so groups can stay together. Masks are highly recommended on the trolley.
"The St. Augustine Distillery has kindly donated spray bottles of sanitizer for each participating Art Walk gallery. This will be the only way to ride the trolley.
"Old Town Trolley Tours will announce the galleries that are open near each stop. You are welcome to hop on and off the Trolley during their continuous loop at any designated stop between 6 and 9 p.m.
To use the trolley service, shuttle stickers can be picked up at any participating AGOSA gallery. Boarding stops for the shuttle service include Butterfield Garage and ArtBox, the Lightner Museum, Aviles Street and the Bold Art Gallery near Hypolita Street.
Art Galleries of St. Augustine – Member Galleries
ZORA BORA GALLERY
28 Cuna Street | 904.417.0474
The BOLD ART GALLERY
51 Cordova Street; Ste. C | 904.436.5723
St. George District
LOST ART GALLERY
210 St. George Street C-1 | 904.827.9800
SEA SPIRITS GALLERY & GIFTS
210 St. George St., C-2 | 904.679.3811
CUTTER & CUTTER FINE ART – ST. AUGUSTINE
25 King Street – “On the Plaza” | 904.810.04
Historic Art District
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine Street | 904.824.2310
10 Aviles Street | 904.825.0069
GEORGIA NICK GALLERY
11A Aviles Street | 904.342.2186
AVILES STREET GALLERY
11C Aviles Street | 904.823.8608
JOEL BAGNAL GOLDSMITH
11C Aviles St. | 904.614.4706
214 Charlotte Street | 904.824.0251
22 Cathedral Place | 904.824.3662
WORLEY FAVOR & CLAIR KENDRICK AT PLUM GALLERY POP UP
212C Charlotte Street | 904.825-0069
U.S. 1 District
3175 US 1 South #3 | 904.484.8729
San Sebastian District
BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY
137A King Street | 904.825.4577
MARIA REYES JONES STUDIO GALLERY
134 Riberia Street Unit-103 | 407.619.1338
GALLERY ONE FORTY-FOUR
144 King Street 904-466-8305
49 King St. | 904.829.6880
75 King Street | 904.824.2874
CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
48 Sevilla Street | 904.826.8530
SWEETWATER COFFEE BAR & GALLERY
8 Granada Street | 904.615.1653
THE COURTYARD GALLERY
75 King Street, Ste. 123 | 904.599.8522
Anastasia Island District
HIGH TIDE GALLERY
850 Anastasia Blvd, St. Aug, FL 32080 | 904.315.6690
WB TATTER GALLERY & STUDIO
501 Anastasia Blvd, St. Aug, FL 32080 | 904.907.1270
ST, AUGUSTINE BEACH ART STUDIO AND GALLERY
370-A A1A Beach Blvd. | 904.295.4428
FIRST LOOK, THE ARTISAN'S MARKET
162 San Marco Avenue. | 904.217.7250