Our treaure hunt begins in the ancient city in front of the Cathedrale .We vere off the typical tourist path to little known spots where art, design, and architecture flourish. Discover works by Tiffany , Degas, Hartman in little known local and hidden contemporary artist galleries on St Augustines King and Aviles streets. See hidden treasures on a hour walk through the Old Cities enchanting arcitecture and arts venues including King Street and Cathedrale Place churches and galleries. Stop for photo ops and enjoy a beverage at a local cafe on Aviles street, the oldest street in town, after strolling by the old Spanish Military Hospital. Visit scenic little known backstreet alleyways along St George Street including a custom period clothing design shop and beautiful Greek iconography in a Greek Orthodox Chapel. We will stop to do a quick photo shoot or sketch at two points of interest. Pass through the old city gates, meander along the bayfront enjoying the views of Castillo San Marco (fortress) the Bridge of Lions and drink in the flavor of the Spanish style plaza and its surrounding building from the 1700's while returning to our starting place in front of the Cathedrale1.5
Bottled water. Some art supplies if prearranged by those wanting to sketch or paint "plein aire " .
Paper and pencils.( possibly other art supplies for plein aire water color sketches
I've been an international prize winning artist. Have taught painting in Europe and throughout the US. I am in love with the art and architecture of St Augustine and love sharing the unique beauty and art of America 's oldest city with peole from all over the world. As a long time resident of St. Augustine. I know its many venues where amazing works of art and architecture are hidden. I will share its buried treasures and sweet spots where magnificent works of art and architecture are " off the beaten path" that most visitors might miss. English French and German spoken .
Adventure will include galleries, architectural points of interest including churches, hotels, public buildings and little known locations "off the beaten path". See working models of the frontice piece of the National Cathdral. Tiffany windows will be among artistic points of interest. We stop for quick sketches and,artistic photos as t at a Moorish Hotels cafe for a coffee or tea along the way and admire the work of contemporary Disney artists.
This Art Walk has been shortened to 1 to 1.5 hours. This is a fun low stress intro to the arts community and areas not often visited by tourists. There are occassional a few stairs but slow pace is essential to really " drink in " the arts and beauty
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