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February – March 2013

Feb 2 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Artistic vendors will set up along historic Canal Street and live music will be performed in Christmas Park. Galleries will feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. 

The Hub Gallery Opening Reception @ The Hub on Canal
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Who:  Steven Robertson, Sr., nationally recognized photographer of automobiles, boats and planes.
What/When/Where:  In a nod to Daytona Beach’s Speed Week, Robertson’s photographs will be on display at an opening reception on Saturday, February 2nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring over 30 of his works in the solo gallery at The Hub on Canal.  The show continues thru February 28th. Live music by Sara Strickhouser, singer, guitarist and song writer. The Hub is located at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.  Open Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information on classes and hours visit or phone (386) 957-3924.
Artist Bio:  Steve was born at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital in 1945 and raised in the nearby South Jersey farm community of Hurffville.  Travel with the US Navy fostered an intense interest in photography.  He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (BA) and the University of Central Florida (MBA).  Steve retired from his Titusville-based insurance agency in 2011, leaving him more time to pursue his passions – auto racing, hot rods, and photography.  His striking photographs capture and meld those loves. Steve’s photographs have been published in major national car magazines. A father of five and grandfather of four, he is happily married to his high school sweetheart, the former Mary Jane Troupe.
Who:  Area artists Doreen Hardie, Kenneth Harris, Joyce Hayes, Jane Turner
What/When/Where: Celebrating Black History Month @ The Hub on Canal, opens Saturday, February 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m. and continues thru February 28th.  Show features large scale pastels of noted celebrities, paintings highlighting the natural beauty of Jamaica and impressionistic landscapes by four noted local African American artists.  The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB. Open Tuesday – Saturday. More info at or phone (386) 957-3924.
Feb 10 Sun
Jeff Risinger & Guests @ Om Bar and Chill Lounge
9:00 PM – Monday @ 1:00 AM

Acoustic Alternative

Happy Hour every day from 11 AM – 7 PM including 2 for 1 well/call drinks, draft beers and house wine, plus $2.50 domestic beer bottles.


Feb 23 Sat
Art Fiesta @ Old Fort Park
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The 51st annual Art Fiesta will be held  in Old Fort Park, across from City Hall. The fine arts and crafts show is family friendly and free. 


Wine Walk / Art Walk
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

wine walk, new smyrna beach, nsbExplore interesting wines as you walk historic Flagler Avenue or browse local Artists that will be lining the street.

During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines.

Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler, at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue.

Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. The event coincides with the Flagler Avenue Art Walk. 


Feb 24 Sun
Art Fiesta @ Old Fort Park
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

paintThe 51st annual Art Fiesta will be held  in Old Fort Park, across from City Hall.

The fine arts and crafts show is family friendly and free. 

Feb 26 Tue
1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, March 2, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Mar 2 Sat
Economic Development Summit @ City Commission Chambers
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Updating the City’s Economic Development Plan is a priority for New Smyrna Beach leaders. To garner input from stakeholders, the City is hosting its 2nd Economic Development Summit from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, in City Commission Chambers at New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Avenue. Amy Evancho, President and CEO of the Florida Economic Development Council, Inc., will be the keynote speaker and is expected to discuss trends to stimulate and maintain economic viability. The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

Water-Wise Garden Fair @ Utilities Commission parking lot
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The 2nd Water-Wise Garden Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday March 2, in the Utilities Commission parking lot, 200 Canal Street, New Smyrna Breach. Gardeners may learn how to conserve water in the landscape. More than 25 cold-tolerant, low maintenance plants, trees and shrubs will be on display. Local merchants will join the Utilities Commission to paint rain barrels for display outside their businesses. Barrels will be raffle prizes.


Ukrainian Easter Egg Demonstration @ The Hub on Canal
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

pysanky process, eggs,Jo Swindell has been decorating eggs since 1989, the first few years hand-painting with acrylics.  In 1994 she began studying pysanka, a Ukrainian Easter egg decorating technique using a wax-resist method, to create simple objects of great beauty.

The pysanky process involves building the final egg design by applying multiple layers of hot wax and dyes and requires several days to complete.

The finished eggs are protected with a light coat of lacquer and have been blown to eliminate any possibility of spoilage.

This demonstration is FREE to the public.

HUE: Nathalie Chikhi Gallery Opening @ The Arts On Douglas
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts features a contrast in color in HUE”, an exhibition by French born artist, Nathalie Chikhi. Works included in this exhibition, follow her fascination for simple arrangement and the application of repetitive methods.

HUE” is the second exhibition within the newly createdalt_space gallery. The gallery name, short for alternative, was formed to feature Florida artists working in the genres of installation, emerging media and other non-traditional art forms.

Within this space, Chikhi will combine monochromatic wall drawings with a flamboyant floor installation. “These works are responsive to one another”, explains Chikhi, “With a conceptual approach to lights and shadows, the flat works on paper seem to become 3 dimensional. The absence of color makes them even more quiet & abstract. At the opposite, some small arches, built using a wide array of raw colored paper, draw an energetic land.”  image002

Nathalie Chikhi was born in 1975 and raised in Quimper, Brittany, a town best known for its Quimper faïence pottery, produced there since 1690, using bold provincial designs of Jean-Baptiste Bousquet.

Nathalie now works in Sanford, Florida. She earned her Bachelor in Visual Communication from Le Paraclet, Quimper in 1996 and a degree in Interactive Multimedia from Les Gobelins, Paris in 1999. She has shown at many venues across the USA since 2006, including the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami (2008), The MassMoca in North Adams, MA (2011), the Museum for Women Artists in Deland, FL (2011), UCF art gallery in Orlando (2012) and FSU gallery of Fine Art in Tallahassee (2012). She held her first solo show at Twelve 21, Orlando in Sept 2011. Her works ‘Homage to Donald Judd”, sculpture and painting were exhibited at Aqua during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2011. One of her painting, OPAD #1, was selected for the Nurture Art Annual Benefit 2012, in Brooklyn NY.

“We are excited to host Nathalie Chikhi in this new venue.” says Meghan Martin, Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Arts and Exhibition Director, “Chikhi’s floor installation combined with her wall pieces will be a sensory experience as well as transformative to the alt_space gallery.

The exhibition HUE” will open with a reception on Saturday, Saturday, March 2, 4 – 7 pm. In Partnership with the New Smyrna Beach Downtown Music Festival and Marc Monteson Productions, William Perry Duo (keyboard and guitar) will be performing live during the opening.  Nathalie Chikhi will be present for the reception.

This exhibition will run through April 20, 2013 and is free and open to the public.  Atlantic Center for the Arts alt_space Gallery is located at 123 Douglas Street in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  For details visit or call 386.423.1753.


Image: “Catalyst I” by Nathalie Chikhi, 100 sheets of colored paper, 55″ x 85″ x 9″

Mar 5 Tue
New CRA Stakeholders Meeting @ City Hall Commission Chambers
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

As the City of New Smyrna Beach continues to prepare an application for a new community redevelopment district, a series of stakeholder meetings are scheduled to solicit input from those who may benefit from the district. Meetings are scheduled Tuesday, March 5, in New Smyrna Beach City Hall Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Meeting times are 9 – 10 a.m., 1- 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. The proposed CRA includes US 1 from just north of the municipal airport to the southern City limits, parts of the Historic Westside Community, the Canal Street Historic District, Bert Fish Medical Center, a portion of SR 44 to include the former K-Mart building, and contiguous residential areas. Seating is limited. Reservations are suggested.

Mar 8 Fri
INsideOUT @ ACA Joan James Harris Theater
7:00 PM

aca, nsb, beach, observerThe public is invited to take a glimpse into the creative minds of the featured artists of the Atlantic Center for the Arts.  INsideOUT is a presentation of works-in-progress developed during the residency.

This event is free and open to the public.

To read more about the ACA, click here.

Mar 10 Sun
Cuts for Cudas @ South Orange and Canal St.
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

cudas unhooked webThe Cuts for Cudas III fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, March 10, near the corner of South Orange and Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Haircuts will be provided for a donation. The event also will include musical entertainment, food, and vendors. Cuts for Cudas III is hosted by Cudas Unhooked – a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting at-risk students at New Smyrna Beach High School.

Mar 11 Mon
Get Golf Ready! @ Hidden Lakes Golf Club
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


With Sharon Gilmore, LPGA Teaching Professional
$99 for 5 Sessions
No Clubs, No Problem!
We can provide equipment at no additional cost!

Session 1:  
Monday, March 11th - 4pm – 5:30pm
The Hole is the Goal!
An introduction to the game, get the lay of the land and
an introduction to Putting.

Session 2:
Friday, March 15th - 4pm – 5:30pm
Getting it Close!
Warm up and stretching, how to hold the club,
chipping, pitching and other short shots.

Session 3:
Monday, March 18th - 4pm – 5:30pm
Swing! Swing! Swing!
Introduction to the full swing and the lingo of the game!

Session 4:
Friday, March 22nd - 4pm -5:30pm
Driving School
Introduction to the driver and other long clubs and
helpful tips to save time while you play.

Session 5:
Monday, March 25th – 4pm – 5:30pm
Ready, Set… Go Play Golf!
Play a few holes, where to drive the cart,
how to play in a group and other ways to play. 

Please call (386) 689-1948 to reserve your spot.

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