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October 2019
Annual membership to COA required
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Movement & Tai Chi

July 12 - December 20

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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Contact Daytona Beach Vet Center for eligibility requirements
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Creative Expressions

July 15 - December 16

First & Third Mondays, 2 PM – 4 PM | Second Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 ambassadors M.B. McLatchey, 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 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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Free, and open to everyone!
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Music Café

September 4 - December 18

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. Led by music therapist Vicki Gross, ACA invites you to rejuvenate, relax and recharge with an eclectic mix of music-making through dancing, songwriting, listening and sharing. While you’re there have a cup of coffee! Open to everyone! $12 annual membership to COA required. Register at Council on Aging, Live Oak Cultural Center. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Free, and open to everyone!
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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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Free, and open to everyone!
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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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Free, and open to everyone!
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Trash to Treasures: Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 19, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 19 ,  8 AM –  3 PM | Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Household décor, art, kitchen items, glassware, tools, toys, frames, lamps, Holiday décor, jewelry, books, and more! Proceeds benefit ACA Children’s Art Programs

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Free, and open to everyone!
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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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Free with your MOAS admission
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Soundscape at MOAS

October 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join ACA Soundwalk facilitator, Lady Eve and Stetson University professor, Nathan Wolek for a day of listening with the environment.  The activities begin at 2 PM with a Soundwalk through the lush wilderness area of Tuscawilla Preserve, guided by listening awareness prompts. Then at 3 PM, delve deeper into the richness of soundscape as you experience the hyperreal resolution of field recording. Professor Wolek will share how to see sound and understand the use of microphones as microscopes. Free with your MOAS admission. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Free, and open to everyone!
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INsideOUT Residency #175

October 31, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Closing reception and informal studio visits with Artists-in-Residence: October 31, 7 PM (Adult Content – for mature audiences). Atlantic Center for the Arts main campus, Joan James Harris Theater and artists’ studios, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. Free – public invited. For more information, call (386) 427-6975

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November 2019

$125. – $150.
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ACA Exposed 2019: An evening of artistic and culinary inspiration 

November 2, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A memorable evening of artistic and culinary inspiration! Experience the inspirational power of poetry and the arts with a performance by newly appointed United States Poet Laureate and ACA Master Artist, Joy Harjo, and her internationally acclaimed collaborators. Savor the creations of award-winning chefs, including Hari Pulapaka of Cress, Deland, during an evening of culinary delight and a captivating performance. Individual tickets $150. | ACA Members $125. (limited capacity)

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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving November 4 – December 9, 2019

November 4 - December 9

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, Nov. 4 – Dec. 9, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | The Christian Church of Edgewater, 1707 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 106.
(386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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$30
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GIFTS GALORE

November 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS VOLUNTEER LEAGUE PRESENTS: GIFTS GALORE: A Gift and Accessory Casual Shopping Experience | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | BRUNCH AND SHOPPING FROM 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. COME AS YOU ARE: EAT, DRINK, SHOP!

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Free, and open to everyone!
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UCF & ACA present: The Arts & Aging

November 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 6, 1 PM – 3 PM, ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater | Recently, UCF and ACA were awarded the Pabst Steinmetz grant for Innovation in Arts & Wellness, and worked together to create an experiential program in literature, theater, and art for caregivers and care partners. Join us for presentations by ACA staff, UCF faculty and students that demonstrate the value of the arts to community health. Free and open to everyone.

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Free, and open to everyone!
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The Good Life

November 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

November 9, 10 AM – 1 PM, ACA Downtown: Harris House & Yurick Studios
Join ACA Arts & Wellness for an open house featuring many of its artist ambassadors. Bring your friends and family to experience the connection of arts to community health. Fun activities all morning at ACA Harris House, with painting, collage, movement, tai chi, and more! Free and open to everyone.

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Free with park admission
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Day of Soundscape I

November 9, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Atlantic Center for the Arts and Jack Hines for a Soundwalk at 11 AM, then explore deeper into the inner world of soundscape and field recording with a presentation at the Leeper-Schultz House at Canaveral National Seashore. Learn about the history of soundscape ecology in the U.S. National Park Service, and practice listening awareness exercises developed by the Wild Sanctuary team. RSVP required. Limited to 60 participants. Free with park admission. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Free, and open to everyone!
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Expressive Art Journaling

November 9, 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 with park admission
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Day of Soundscape II

November 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Atlantic Center for the Arts, Stetson University, and Wild Sanctuary for a Soundwalk at 11 AM, then explore deeper into the inner world of soundscape and field recording with a presentation at DeLeon Springs State Park. This beautiful park contains a natural spring, wooded trails, and a plethora of sounds! Dr. Wolek will enlist the participation of Stetson University students to share the hyperreal resolution of microphones to amplify the soundscape. Jack Hines will be on hand to lead the public in listening awareness exercises and share stories from his many global excursions in sound. RSVP required. Limited to 60 participants. Free with park admission.

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Potential Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteers welcome!
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ACA Volunteer League Meetings

November 20, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Potential Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteers welcome!
November 20, 2019, 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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December 2019

Join the journey, invest in the future, inspire the arts!
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Support Atlantic Center for the Arts on #GivingTuesday!

December 3

Atlantic Center for the Arts is excited to participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. This year, a donor has committed to match each donation, dollar-for-dollar! Mark your calendar for December 3rd to contribute and double the power of your gift this charitable season! Together, we can continue to build an even more exciting artistic future. We encourage you to champion and fundraise alongside us!

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$25 – $50
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

December 7, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes will present unique homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing the charm of New Smyrna Beach. This is a favorite event of the Central Florida community, and groups of friends attend year after year as a kick-off to the holiday season. Shop for creative gifts at the popular IMAGES Boutique, included with your tour ticket. You will find an array of beautiful handcrafted items by local artists and ACA Volunteer League Members. Get a jump start on your holiday list and shop for a cause! This year we have added a Friday night cocktail party! Join us at a private NSB riverfront home for live music, cocktails, and delectable hors d’oeuvres – included with your $50 ticket. Friday Party, Saturday Tour, and Boutique Tickets $50. Saturday Tour and Boutique Tickets $25. For full details and ticket information call (386) 423-4733 or email images@IMAGESARTFESTIVAL.ORG. Tickets available mid October 2019.

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$40 – $50
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From Grief to Gratitude

December 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ACA Main Campus, Helene B. Roberson Dance Studio, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.
Join Body Dialogue creator, Janice Stieber Rous for a half day retreat as she shares the skills of breathing, visualization and gentle mindfulness movement practices to explore the ways we can feel our deep held emotions. From there we will journey towards the practice of gratitude and blessing. Generally, habitual breathing is not coordinated with the potential of our whole breathing system. In order to coordinate the breath, every individual must investigate their unique tension patterns. Whatever you are feeling these days, your body is recording those feelings in your muscle memory. Whether its joy or sadness, grief or delight, these feelings are living in your body and affecting your breathing, often resulting in a feeling of tightness and constriction. These breathing patterns affect your nervous system, your outlook on life, and your mental clarity. Join us if you wish to have more control over your moods, your reactions, your state of mind, and your well-being. $50 / ACA members $40. Limited to 15 participants. Register to secure your spot. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Free, and open to everyone!
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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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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, and open to everyone!
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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 complementary 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 | The Christian Church of Edgewater, 1707 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 106.
(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

$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 | The Christian Church of Edgewater, 1707 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 106. (386) 423-1753 | community@atlanticcenterforthearts.orgMondays

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April 2020

$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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Free, and open to everyone!
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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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