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December 2019
Free and open to everyone!
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Sound & Meditation

July 16 - December 17

Third Tuesdays, 5:30 PM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach
Atlantic Center for the Arts leads a community group that will help guide you towards greater focus and awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Meditation has been used for centuries to improve concentration and increase breath capacity, which can benefit cardiovascular and immune health. Adding mindful practice to your daily life can increase happiness and encourages a healthy lifestyle. ACA Arts & Wellness Ambassador, Lady Eve will lead participants through an easy, fun meditation using natural sounds and ambient music. Free, and open to everyone! No registration required. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Happy Steppers Double Dutch Team, powered by ACA

September 4, 2019 - May 27, 2020

September – May, Wednesdays, 5 PM – 7 PM | Pettis Park, 800 Mary Avenue, New Smyrna Beach (rain location TBA). Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Artist, Shy Morris leads a fun day of Double Dutch jump rope for the entire community. Supported by ACA every Wednesday, the teams will practice in the New Smyrna Beach Historic Westside, providing a healthy creative wellness activity for all ages. Free, and open to everyone! Walk-ups welcome. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Second Saturday Soundwalk

October 12, 2019 - April 11, 2020

11 AM, Rain or Shine | Explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world. Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to relieve stress, gain focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. Free, and open to everyone! Limited to 20 participants. RSVP to secure your spot. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Nature Sketch Club

October 26, 2019 - September 26, 2020

Fourth Saturdays, 11 AM | ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
Join local artist Bethany Bennett, MFA for a sketch group dedicated to the forms of nature. Each meeting will focus on an element of drawing, such as texture, symmetry, line, and space. Enjoy the beautiful ACA campus, on 68 acres of pristine wilderness on the Turnbull Bay leading towards Spruce Creek Preserve.
Free and open to everyone! No registration required. Please bring a sketch pad and pencil. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Annual membership to COA required
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Movement & Tai Chi

December 6, 2019 - December 18, 2020

Fridays, 9 AM – 10 AM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach
ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors share the art of movement to enhance body awareness. Tai Chi and energy work has been proven to aid in muscle strength, flexibility, lower blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and help develop a better mood. Learn the basics, then let your creativity shine! (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 13, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors transports audiences to a time when generosity of spirit ruled the day in this perfect holiday treat for the entire family. The first opera ever written for television in 1951, this classic tale of a precocious crippled shepherd boy and his mother who are visited by the Three Kings on their mission to behold the Christ-child fares even better on stage. Sung in English. Meet the cast after the performance and enjoy a post-performance holiday reception. Tickets are $25 for adults and FREE for children under 18.

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Expressive Art Journaling

December 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. Limited to 12 participants. RSVP required.  Free, and open to everyone! Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Contact Daytona Beach Vet Center for eligibility requirements
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Creative Expressions

December 16, 2019 - December 21, 2020

First & Third Mondays, 2 PM – 4 PM | Daytona Beach Vet Center, 1520 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach. Veterans throughout Volusia County can discover how the arts can strengthen the spirit, encourage mental stimulation, socialization, and manage chronic pain. The group, Creative Expressions, is inspired by the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Forces (Military Healing Arts Network) and the University of Florida Department of Arts in Medicine. ACA Arts & Wellness ambassador Bethany Bennett and Eve Payor volunteer to lead veterans in creative activities, including writing, painting, and music at the Daytona Beach Vet Center. Vet Center Director Mary Fisher, LCSW will facilitate the Creative Expressions group. Please contact the Daytona Beach Vet Center for eligibility requirements needed to participate. (386) 366-6600.

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Free and open to active Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteers
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 ACA Volunteer League Holiday Potluck Luncheon

December 18, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

December 18, 11:30 AM, ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32168. Free and open to active Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteers.
For full details call (386) 402-7517 or email pimbert@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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January 2020

Free, and open to everyone!
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Expressive Art Journaling

January 11, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. Limited to 12 participants. RSVP required. Free, and open to everyone! Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Free, potential Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteers welcome!
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ACA Volunteer League Meetings

January 15, 2020 - April 15, 2020

3rd Wednesday of each month | January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15
10 AM Social | 10:30 AM General Meeting
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32168. For full details call (386) 402-7517 or email pimbert@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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44th Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020

January 24 – 26. A free juried fine art festival in Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach featuring the work of 225 artists, live music, children’s activities, food, and spirit garden. Become an IMAGES Patron – Enjoy a cocktail party with the Featured Artist and Judges, exclusive access to Patrons Lounge with complimentary food and drinks, preferred parking, Plus receive a $200 voucher to purchase work from any Festival artist! $400 (for two)

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February 2020

Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

February 3, 2020 - March 9, 2020

Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required. Limited to 20 participants per session. Free and open to caregivers and care partners. Mondays, February 3 – March 9, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, NSB, 32169 | (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Expressive Art Journaling

February 8, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. Limited to 12 participants. RSVP required.  Free, and open to everyone! Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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March 2020

$15
ACA Volunteer League Champagne Extravaganza
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ACA Volunteer League Champagne Extravaganza

March 11, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the ACA Volunteer League for Champagne drinks, and sweet and savory snacks. Event includes silent auction of desserts, gift baskets and handmade crafts, 50/50 raffle and live music. 100% of proceeds benefit the ACA Volunteer League High School Scholarship Fund.

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Heal & Reveal

March 14, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street NSB
An artful workshop of expression in a supportive space of healing. This unique workshop will assist in processing feelings around grief, and lay the groundwork for hope. Free and open to everyone. Limited to 12. Register to secure a spot. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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$10
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Somatic Vibes of Gaia

March 21, 2020, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March 21, 2 PM – 6 PM | Timucua White House, 2000 South Summerlin Ave., Orlando
An afternoon of sound immersion presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts. Join Rachel Chase and Lady Eve for a nod to the five elements that move through our bodies and connect us to the living planet. A little metaphysical and a little scientific, this creative experience incorporates sound bathing, environmental sounds, and slow movement to create a complete atmosphere of elemental forces. Bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothing. Call (386) 423-1753 for more information. $10 cash at the door (a portion of the proceeds support ACA Soundscape Field Station artist residency program at Canaveral National Seashore)

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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

March 30, 2020 - May 4, 2020

Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required. Limited to 20 participants per session. Free and open to caregivers and care partners. Mondays, March 30 – May 4, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, NSB, 32169 | (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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April 2020

Free, and open to everyone!
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Beginner’s Mind: Chasing the Censors Away When We Write Poems

April 1, 2020 - April 22, 2020

Wednesdays, April 1 – April 22 | 5 PM – 7 PM. Join Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, in this workshop series where poets will practice techniques for chasing away the censors that tell us what we can say or should say in our poems. Come try your hand at writing as “beginners” again, generating poems that take risks and tell truths. All levels of poets are welcome, from new to advanced. Limited to 15 participants. Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. RSVP to secure your spot. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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$100. – $125.
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37th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction Benefiting Atlantic Center for the Arts

April 5, 2020, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 11 AM – 3 PM 
Brannon Civic Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
Tickets: $125. | ACA members $100. (70% tax deductible)  
Enjoy gourmet food and drink while bidding on unique experiences, original artwork, amazing trips, spectacular sporting events and more! For 37 years, Horsin’ Around has been THE event to enjoy an afternoon with friends in support of the arts! From its innovative beginnings on a horse farm (hence, the name), to its staging at the Brannon Civic Center with it stunning panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, we invite you to join us! The live and silent auctions provide a great venue to make an investment in a piece of art that you’ll be proud to have in your collection. Can’t-be-bought anywhere trips are our hallmark  ̶  plan a getaway with friends to places like Vail or The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!  Pick up a restaurant gift certificate, a spa day, or a round of golf at the silent auction, featuring dozens of experiences. Riverside Catering has prepared a fantastic menu for the day!

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Expressive Art Journaling

April 11, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. Limited to 12 participants. RSVP required.  Free, and open to everyone! Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Women’s Creative Wellness Retreat

April 16, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Be inspired during this all-inclusive four-day creative immersion at Atlantic Center for the Arts spectacular retreat center and arts complex, with trips to the beach! This skillfully curated therapeutic experience supports women on their journey to cultivate well-being through creative engagement and wellness practices. Early-bird special rate: $695 / Atlantic Center for the Arts members $600 (includes accommodation, food, and tuition for 3 nights / 4 days). Rate after February 1, 2020: $795 / ACA members $700. Limited to 25 participants. Register to secure your spot! Contact Eve Payor, Atlantic Center for the Arts Director of Community Programs at (386) 423-1753 or community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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June 2020

$105 – $130
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Atlantic Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp

June 9, 2020 - July 29, 2020

Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after Atlantic Center for the Arts world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week session features three classes that give campers an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experiences with a variety of art forms, including paper maché, painting, photography, yoga, drumming, dance, theater and more.

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