TOUCH ST. AUGUSTINE BRAILLE TRAIL
Iconic sculptures around the historic Plaza comprise what is referred to as the TOUCH St. Augustine “Braille Trail.” The people and images represented in these public works of art were instrumental to the growth of the nation’s oldest city. The sculptures are brought to life through site-specific Braille signage with raised tactile diagrams and interpretive descriptions, as well as compelling audio stories available for free by mobile web app or phone call.
ART & ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR.
A 90-minute excursion through Old Town, highlighting paintings, monuments, murals, public sculptures, Colonial, Spanish and Victorian architecture, stained glass, artist studios, galleries and more. Discover St. Augustine’s epic history and rich artistic heritage. Tours are Saturdays, 10a-11:30am. Led by a professional art historian guide, the tours begin at the St. Augustine Art Association. (Comfortable shoes recommended) Fee: $20. Reserve by 3pm on Friday. Call 904.824.2310.
Docents provide free tours of the current exhibits along with helpful tips of the local art scene. Groups of all sizes and ages are welcome. The St. Augustine Art Association gallery is open free to the public year round except holidays and is handicap-accessible. Please call in advance to schedule a group tour. Gallery tours hours are Tuesday-Saturday: noon-4pm; Sundays: 2-5pm. Visit 22 Marine Street in downtown St. Augustine, Florida 32084. Admission is free.
Artistry of the Saint John’s Bible – Lecture
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7pm
Speaker Jim Triggs, Executive Director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program, will explore the ways in which medieval artistic tools and materials used in creating the richly illustrated Bible celebrate modern science. In addition to the multimedia presentation, the large-scale manuscript will be on display for “close up” viewing.