St. Johns County Celebrates 100 Years of St. Augustine Art Association

At the January 16, 2024, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Commissioner Christian Whitehurst, District 1, commemorated a significant milestone by presenting a proclamation to the St. Augustine Art Association, which was celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Founded on January 18th, 1924, the St. Augustine Art Association holds the distinction of being the 13th oldest continually operating art association in the United States. What began as a creative endeavor nearly a century ago has grown into an artistic haven, reaching diverse communities through its extensive outreach programs.

The association’s outreach initiatives extend their artistic influence to various groups, including the blind, community businesses, elder groups, and local public-school students. Located in the heart of St. Augustine, the association’s user-friendly gallery is a welcoming space that attracts approximately 10,000 visitors annually.

The St. Augustine Art Association is open year-round and free to the public. This dedication ensures that all individuals can experience and appreciate the rich artistic heritage preserved within its walls. The association fosters a creative environment, accommodating artists of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Recognized as the epicenter of the local art community, the St. Augustine Art Association plays a pivotal role in supporting artistic excellence. Through exhibitions, art sales, educational programs, and outreach, it continues to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the region.

learn more about the St. Augustine Art Association‘s legacy and ongoing contributions. As the association enters its second century, it remains a testament to the enduring power of art to connect, inspire, and enrich communities.