Villa Zorayda Museum’s Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday Tour

Join the Villa Zorayda Museum this Holiday Season for a special Christmas experience. Due to Covid19, we are unable to continue our annual “Candlelight Tours” this year, but visitors will still be able to tour the Museum and view our beautiful Christmas display in a unique way. The Villa is beautifully decorated for the Holidays with decorations throughout the Museum and a spectacular Christmas Tree, decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – is located center stage in the Court of Lions. Victorian and traditional decorations are found in every room of the Museum for our visitors to enjoy. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the Museum as you take a state of the art audio guided tour of this historic former home.

These special tours are on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” celebration and include a grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Doors open at 5:00 pm and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Tour at your own pace. You can begin your audio guided tour at anytime. Last admission will be at 5:30 pm or when capacity has been met. To keep our visitors and staff comfortable and safe, a limited number of guests will be allowed for this event. At the appropriate time, guests will begin taking their socially distant places around the upper and lower balconies of the Museum in preparation for the big event. Delight in the beauty of Christmas as the Museum goes dark and the dramatic Lighting of the Christmas Tree begins with each floor in the Museum gradually coming back to light. Continue your audio tour at your leisure until the Museum closes at 6:30 pm.

This tour requires standing and walking for the duration of the tour. There is no elevator inside the Villa Zorayda Museum. This tour is approximately 60 minutes and includes an overview of the history of the Villa Zorayda, its previous owners, and the art and antique collection inside.

2020 Tour Dates:

Friday, November 20th
Saturday, November 21st
Friday, November 27th
Saturday, November 28th
Saturday, December 5th
Friday, December 11th
Saturday, December 19th
Saturday, December 26th
Sunday, December 27th
Monday, December 28th
Wednesday, December 30th
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

Doors open at 5:00 pm and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Last admission will be at 5:30 pm or when capacity has been met. Adult Admission is $14.95. Children 7 – 12 are $6.95. All prices subject to 6.5% sales tax. Audio guide included and is available in English, Spanish and French. Reservations are suggested, but not required. To make reservations, please contact the Museum at (904)-829-9887.

Finger Mullet Film Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 5-6 TO NOVEMBER 5-7, 2020. FMFF is dedicated to nurturing an experimental art and film culture in St Augustine by providing an inspired platform of the best national and international short films alongside a burgeoning local and regional culture of time-based creators and story tellers. Our goal is to discover, cultivate and screen new local narratives as a means of generating critical discussion and empowering community collaboration.

Our vision will merge the robust cultural power of an international short film festival with a collaborative localized program that provides instruction to citizens in order for them to explore storytelling through the creation of time-based artwork. A screening of Local and Student films will be on Friday, November 6, from 5pm to 8pm, in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. We will screen selected International Shorts on Saturday, November 7 at 6pm.

Finger Mullet Film Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 5-6 TO NOVEMBER 5-7, 2020. FMFF is dedicated to nurturing an experimental art and film culture in St Augustine by providing an inspired platform of the best national and international short films alongside a burgeoning local and regional culture of time-based creators and story tellers. Our goal is to discover, cultivate and screen new local narratives as a means of generating critical discussion and empowering community collaboration.

Our vision will merge the robust cultural power of an international short film festival with a collaborative localized program that provides instruction to citizens in order for them to explore storytelling through the creation of time-based artwork. A screening of Local and Student films will be on Friday, November 6, from 5pm to 8pm, in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. We will screen selected International Shorts on Saturday, November 7 at 6pm.

Finger Mullet Film Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 5-6 TO NOVEMBER 5-7, 2020. FMFF is dedicated to nurturing an experimental art and film culture in St Augustine by providing an inspired platform of the best national and international short films alongside a burgeoning local and regional culture of time-based creators and story tellers. Our goal is to discover, cultivate and screen new local narratives as a means of generating critical discussion and empowering community collaboration.

Our vision will merge the robust cultural power of an international short film festival with a collaborative localized program that provides instruction to citizens in order for them to explore storytelling through the creation of time-based artwork. A screening of Local and Student films will be on Friday, November 6, from 5pm to 8pm, in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. We will screen selected International Shorts on Saturday, November 7 at 6pm.

La Vie En Bleu: The Life & Art of Marguerite Castaing

Born in 1900 in southern France to a family of painters, Marguerite Castaing had a long career as an artist. At 16 she became a member of the French Salon where she exhibited for over two decades. While living in Paris, she studied under renowned artists Paul Albert Laurens and Pierre Bonnard, and she rubbed shoulders with influential writers, collectors, and critics like Pulitzer Prize winner Louis Bromfield. Marguerite’s work, Impressionistic in style, elicits passion and precision. The artist was inspired by the people and places that surrounded her, from family and friends to the rolling landscapes of southern France, and eventually the colorful seasons of New England. On display for the first time in over a decade, this exhibition of her work showcases over 80 drawings, paintings and pastels detailing her life as a passionate female artist throughout the 20th Century.

Butterfield Garage Invitational – October 2020

October is the inaugural BUTTERFIELD GARAGE INVITATIONAL. This year, many of the member artists have invited artists they admire, resulting in a diverse mix of seasoned artists in the community, family members who are artists, and newcomers who are beginning to make their mark. Butterfield Garage is excited for the opportunity to showcase these talents. Visitors to the gallery will have an opportunity to discover and explore the work of these artists. During this month long event, each invited artist will be available in the gallery to talk about their work with discussions of why they were chosen.

Butterfield Garage welcomes all to visit the gallery and explore this extraordinary group of artists. They invite you to come talk first hand with both the artist and the Butterfield member who chose them.

Schedule of Artist Appearances

Oct 3-4
Dee for Roberts Family Sat. 12-2:30pm
Katharine Evans Sat. 4-6:00pm
FiberArts Network artists Sun.12-3:00pm

Oct 10-11
Angel Cox Sat. 12-2:30pm
Sean Kelly Conway Sun 12-2:00pm
Jo Sinclair- Sun 3-5:00pm

Oct 17-18
Pat Konover Sat 12-2:30pm
Sara Pedigo Sun 12-1:30pm

Oct 24
Tina Henle forMaria Henle 12:00-2:00pm
Valarie Pothier-Forrester 3-5:00pm

Butterfield Garage Invitational – October 2020

October is the inaugural BUTTERFIELD GARAGE INVITATIONAL. This year, many of the member artists have invited artists they admire, resulting in a diverse mix of seasoned artists in the community, family members who are artists, and newcomers who are beginning to make their mark. Butterfield Garage is excited for the opportunity to showcase these talents. Visitors to the gallery will have an opportunity to discover and explore the work of these artists. During this month long event, each invited artist will be available in the gallery to talk about their work with discussions of why they were chosen.

Butterfield Garage welcomes all to visit the gallery and explore this extraordinary group of artists. They invite you to come talk first hand with both the artist and the Butterfield member who chose them.

Schedule of Artist Appearances

Oct 3-4
Dee for Roberts Family Sat. 12-2:30pm
Katharine Evans Sat. 4-6:00pm
FiberArts Network artists Sun.12-3:00pm

Oct 10-11
Angel Cox Sat. 12-2:30pm
Sean Kelly Conway Sun 12-2:00pm
Jo Sinclair- Sun 3-5:00pm

Oct 17-18
Pat Konover Sat 12-2:30pm
Sara Pedigo Sun 12-1:30pm

Oct 24
Tina Henle forMaria Henle 12:00-2:00pm
Valarie Pothier-Forrester 3-5:00pm

Butterfield Garage Invitational – October 2020

October is the inaugural BUTTERFIELD GARAGE INVITATIONAL. This year, many of the member artists have invited artists they admire, resulting in a diverse mix of seasoned artists in the community, family members who are artists, and newcomers who are beginning to make their mark. Butterfield Garage is excited for the opportunity to showcase these talents. Visitors to the gallery will have an opportunity to discover and explore the work of these artists. During this month long event, each invited artist will be available in the gallery to talk about their work with discussions of why they were chosen.

Butterfield Garage welcomes all to visit the gallery and explore this extraordinary group of artists. They invite you to come talk first hand with both the artist and the Butterfield member who chose them.

Schedule of Artist Appearances

Oct 3-4
Dee for Roberts Family Sat. 12-2:30pm
Katharine Evans Sat. 4-6:00pm
FiberArts Network artists Sun.12-3:00pm

Oct 10-11
Angel Cox Sat. 12-2:30pm
Sean Kelly Conway Sun 12-2:00pm
Jo Sinclair- Sun 3-5:00pm

Oct 17-18
Pat Konover Sat 12-2:30pm
Sara Pedigo Sun 12-1:30pm

Oct 24
Tina Henle forMaria Henle 12:00-2:00pm
Valarie Pothier-Forrester 3-5:00pm

Butterfield Garage Invitational – October 2020

October is the inaugural BUTTERFIELD GARAGE INVITATIONAL. This year, many of the member artists have invited artists they admire, resulting in a diverse mix of seasoned artists in the community, family members who are artists, and newcomers who are beginning to make their mark. Butterfield Garage is excited for the opportunity to showcase these talents. Visitors to the gallery will have an opportunity to discover and explore the work of these artists. During this month long event, each invited artist will be available in the gallery to talk about their work with discussions of why they were chosen.

Butterfield Garage welcomes all to visit the gallery and explore this extraordinary group of artists. They invite you to come talk first hand with both the artist and the Butterfield member who chose them.

Schedule of Artist Appearances

Oct 3-4
Dee for Roberts Family Sat. 12-2:30pm
Katharine Evans Sat. 4-6:00pm
FiberArts Network artists Sun.12-3:00pm

Oct 10-11
Angel Cox Sat. 12-2:30pm
Sean Kelly Conway Sun 12-2:00pm
Jo Sinclair- Sun 3-5:00pm

Oct 17-18
Pat Konover Sat 12-2:30pm
Sara Pedigo Sun 12-1:30pm

Oct 24
Tina Henle forMaria Henle 12:00-2:00pm
Valarie Pothier-Forrester 3-5:00pm

Butterfield Garage Invitational – October 2020

October is the inaugural BUTTERFIELD GARAGE INVITATIONAL. This year, many of the member artists have invited artists they admire, resulting in a diverse mix of seasoned artists in the community, family members who are artists, and newcomers who are beginning to make their mark. Butterfield Garage is excited for the opportunity to showcase these talents. Visitors to the gallery will have an opportunity to discover and explore the work of these artists. During this month long event, each invited artist will be available in the gallery to talk about their work with discussions of why they were chosen.

Butterfield Garage welcomes all to visit the gallery and explore this extraordinary group of artists. They invite you to come talk first hand with both the artist and the Butterfield member who chose them.

Schedule of Artist Appearances

Oct 3-4
Dee for Roberts Family Sat. 12-2:30pm
Katharine Evans Sat. 4-6:00pm
FiberArts Network artists Sun.12-3:00pm

Oct 10-11
Angel Cox Sat. 12-2:30pm
Sean Kelly Conway Sun 12-2:00pm
Jo Sinclair- Sun 3-5:00pm

Oct 17-18
Pat Konover Sat 12-2:30pm
Sara Pedigo Sun 12-1:30pm

Oct 24
Tina Henle forMaria Henle 12:00-2:00pm
Valarie Pothier-Forrester 3-5:00pm