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February 2021

Creative Caregiving (February 8 – March 15) via Zoom

February 8 - March 15
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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners

Mondays 11:30AM - 12:30PM | February 8 - March 15
via Zoom (open to 20 participants, register to secure your spot)
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.

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Saturday Soundwalk

February 13 - May 15
Free, and open to everyone!

11 AM Rain or Shine | Explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world with Atlantic Center for the Arts. 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. February 13 – Holland Park - meet at parking pavilion, 357 Otter Boulevard

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Nature Sketch Club (In Person & Facebook LIVE)

February 27 - May 29
Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

Fourth Saturdays at 11 AM | February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29
Atlantic Center for the Arts main campus AND streaming LIVE on Facebook (www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts)
Enjoy the outdoors with this engaging activity. Artist Bethany Bennett, MFA, leads you through sketch techniques and wellness exercises to bring you closer to nature. You just need only a sketch pad and pencil. Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, Brown & Brown Insurance www.bbinsurance.com.

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March 2021

Altered Altoids Tins with Self-Care Cards

March 6, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

1 PM -3:30PM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
Come enjoy some creative self-care and create your own unique artwork made from altered Altoids tins. We will turn each tin into a self-care box with your own home-made self-care cards. Artist and art therapist, Laura Bohn (MAAT) leads this workshop to start the spring season of renewal. Participants must provide their own supplies. Registration limited to 8 people.

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Superstar Saturdays

March 13, 2021 - May 22, 2022
Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Avenue
New Smyrna beach, FL 32168 United States
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2nd & 4th Saturdays, March - May at 1 PM. Dates: March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22
Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center, 201 N Myrtle Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
Join ACA artist ambassador Justincredible for an afternoon of hip-hop, poetry, dance, acting, drawing, painting, and performing arts. Free and open to youth, ages 12-19. Contact Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center for more information: (386) 410-2890.

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Painting for Wellness

March 16 - August 17
youtube.com – Atlantic Center for the Arts
Free, and open to everyone!

Painting for Wellness is a fun, easy, step by step painting tutorial.  Join ACA Community Artist, Bethany Bennett as she takes you on adventures around the globe.
You will learn new ways to paint different scenes and landscapes, while exploring self-expression! 
March 16 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Let's go to Venice! | https://youtu.be/I1ijDtVG1Lk
April 20 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Visit the Aurora Borealis in Norway | https://youtu.be/utq9bn_K-7o
May 18 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Imagine the dunes of Namibia
June 15 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Journey through the bamboo forests of Kyoto
July 20 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Relax on the beach in Fiji
August 17 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Explore the Rainbow Mountain of Peru

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April 2021

Fresh Perspectives in Poetry

April 7, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Facebook
Free, and open to everyone!

April 7 and April 14, 7 PM - 8 PM | www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | Join award-winning poet and Florida’s Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, for a video series that takes us on a journey of learning from the most notable masters of poetry, from Homer to modern, from sonnet to ode to free-verse, and from America to the world. Open to all poets of all levels who want to try their hand at new techniques - or simply the poetry-curious who want to join us on a journey as we enjoy some of the most beautiful poetry ever written! This program is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council.

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38th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 11
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Mark your calendars for the 38th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction! | Sunday, April 11, 2021 | 11 AM – 3 PM
New Venue! Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.
Enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch from Riverside Catering and cocktails while bidding on unique experiences, original artwork, amazing trips, spectacular sporting events, and more!

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Creative Caregiving (April 12 – May 17) via Zoom

April 12 - May 17
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$8 – $30

Mondays 11:30AM - 12:30PM | April 12 – May 17
via Zoom (open to 20 participants, register to secure your spot)
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.

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Fresh Perspectives in Poetry

April 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Facebook
Free, and open to everyone!

April 7 and April 14, 7 PM - 8 PM | www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | Join award-winning poet and Florida’s Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, for a video series that takes us on a journey of learning from the most notable masters of poetry, from Homer to modern, from sonnet to ode to free-verse, and from America to the world. Open to all poets of all levels who want to try their hand at new techniques - or simply the poetry-curious who want to join us on a journey as we enjoy some of the most beautiful poetry ever written! This program is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council.

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ACA Arts & Wellness Academy

April 15 - April 17
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$125 – $500

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is driven by a mission that focuses on multidisciplinary artistic collaboration and mentorship. Since 2015, ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors have developed a shared culture and experiential method that connects the arts to community health. We invite teaching artists, community leaders, and healthcare professionals to learn these techniques and best practices in a unique academic forum held at the beautiful artist complex of ACA, featuring online and in person presentations. During the academy, participants will learn ACA’s organizational culture of public engagement that connect the arts to community health. The academy is taught by ACA ambassadors, staff, and invited guest leaders in the field of arts and wellness. The vision of this program is to advocate for social engagement, experiential learning, and creative thinking using the arts to define a holistic path to improve physical, mental and behavioral conditions. 

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November 2021

ACA Community Day, featuring BIG INK

November 6 - November 7
Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$300

November 6 - 7 (one day attendance required) | Application Deadline: August 30
BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate! First, you submit a design for consideration. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. If selected, you will have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You will learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction.

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