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Apr 5 Fri
NSB Balloon and Sky Fest @ NSB Municipal Airport
2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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2:00 PM
Gates Open. No coolers please. BRING YOUR CAMERA!

ALL EVENING
All 100+ vendors open, 4-H Animal Encounter, the Inspiration Village, live entertainment on the 80,000-watt Fest Stage, and the Carnival Rides open (until 10:00 PM). Static display aircraft, including a B-25 bomber, a classic DC-3, a Corsair, T-6′s, P-51 Mustangs, helicopters, and fighters, can be enjoyed all afternoon and evening!

RIDES (all afternoon, until dark… Huey and Enstrom helicopters, airplanes, B-25 bomber).

Lots of FOOD all day.
BEER: 2 PM – 9 PM.

Tethered Balloon Rides (winds and weather permitting)*

4:00 PM
The Afterwhile on the Sky Fest Stage

5:30 PM
Run Rhino on the Sky Fest Stage

7:00 PM
Teflon Don on the Sky Fest Stage

7:30 PM (Approx.)
BALLOON GLOW* (balloons are very wind sensitive, and can not inflate if the winds are more than about 8 MPH),
GLOW usually lasts 60 minutes.

8:30 PM
NIGHT AIR SHOW! Back by popular demand! The Aeroshell Team circles the Balloon Glow and then performs at dusk, and the show continues with Manfred Radius and his fire-streaking glider, the fiery cloud of the 300 MPH Jet School Bus, and the smoke, thunder, and strobes of Matt Younkin’s huge Twin Beech!

10:00 PM
Gates Close

 

Apr 6 Sat
NSB Balloon and Sky Fest @ NSB Municipal Airport
7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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7:00 AM
Gates Open. No coolers please. BRING YOUR CAMERA!

ALL DAY and EVENING: All 100+ vendors open, 4-H Animal Encounter, the Inspiration Village, live entertainment on the 80,000-watt Fest Stage, and the Carnival Rides open (until 10:00 PM). Static display aircraft, including a B-25 bomber, a classic DC-3, a Corsair, T-6′s, P-51 Mustangs, helicopters, and fighters, can be enjoyed all afternoon and evening!

RIDES (all day, until dark…. Huey and Enstrom helicopters, airplanes, B-25 bomber).

Lots of FOOD all day.
BEER 10 AM -9 PM.

SUNRISE (Approx 7:00 AM):
Hot-air balloon passenger flights (last approx 1 hour)*.

7:00 AM
Classical music as the sun rises over Balloon & Sky Fest

9:30 AM
Dance Factory on stage

10:15 AM
Stirrup Some Dust precision horse demonstration team

10:30 AM
Rolling Thunder Missing Man Presentation

11:00 AM
Quad-Line Stunt Kite, Colleen Baker

12:00 PM
Nick Comis, Illusionist

12:30 PM
Pre-Air-Show Demonstrations begin (helicopters, Coast Guard demonstration, overhead formation flying, etc.)

1:00 PM
AIR SHOW Acts scheduled to appear at this time include Patty Wagstaff, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Matt Younkin, the 300 MPH Jet School Bus, Skybolts parachute team, military fighter jet and bomber demonstrations, A-4 Skyhawk jet, Manfred Radius, P-51 Mustang demo, Jason Newburg, the WORLD PREMIERE of Kyle Franklin’s Demon-1 Biplane “Dracula” show, and much more…

Veterans Honor Ceremony, sponsored by Halifax Health – Hospice, with The Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard, at approximately 1:15 PM, followed by fly-bys of numerous warbirds representing the several wars of the past Century

NOTE: The show has been approved by all branches of the military for participation by their aircraft, but the level of participation will depend on world events and training requirements.

3:30 PM
Combined group precision horse demonstration

5:30 PM
Just Twistin’ Hay on the Sky Fest Stage

7:00 PM
Patrick Gibson on the Sky Fest Stage

7:30 PM (Approx.)
BALLOON GLOW* (balloons are very wind sensitive, and can not inflate if the winds are more than about 8 MPH), GLOW usually lasts 60 minutes.

8:30 PM
NIGHT AIR SHOW! Back by popular demand! The Aeroshell Team circles the Balloon Glow and then performs at dusk, and the show continues with Manfred Radius and his fire-streaking glider, the fiery cloud of the 300 MPH Jet School Bus, and the smoke, thunder, and strobes of Matt Younkin’s huge Twin Beech!

10:00 PM
Gates Close

Apr 7 Sun
NSB Balloon and Sky Fest @ NSB Municipal Airport
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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7:00 AM
Gates Open. No coolers please. BRING YOUR CAMERA!

ALL DAY and EVENING
All 100+ vendors open, 4-H Animal Encounter, the Inspiration Village, live entertainment on the 80,000-watt Fest Stage, and the Carnival Rides open (until 10:00 PM). Static display aircraft, including a B-25 bomber, a classic DC-3, a Corsair, T-6′s, P-51 Mustangs, helicopters, and fighters, can be enjoyed all afternoon and evening!

RIDES (all day, until dark…. Huey and Enstrom helicopters, airplanes, B-25 bomber).

Lots of FOOD all day.
BEER 10 AM – 5 PM.

SUNRISE (Approx 7:00 AM)
Hot-air balloon passenger flights (last approx 1 hour)*.

7:00 AM
Classical music as the sun rises over Balloon & Sky Fest

9:45 AM
Stirrup Some Dust precision horse demonstration team

10:00 AM
Little Theater, musical presentation

10:45 AM
Stirrup Some Dust precision horse demonstration team

11:00 AM
Smyrna Brass on stage

11:45 AM
Stirrup Some Dust precision horse demonstration team

12:00 PM
Daytona Beach Harley Davidson Drill Team

12:00 PM
Pre-Air-Show Demonstrations begin (helicopters, Coast Guard demonstration, overhead formation flying, etc.)

1:00 PM
AIR SHOW Acts scheduled to appear at this time include Patty Wagstaff, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Matt Younkin, the 300 MPH Jet School Bus, Skybolts parachute team, military fighter jet and bomber demonstrations, A-4 Skyhawk jet, Manfred Radius, P-51 Mustang demo, Jason Newburg, the WORLD PREMIERE of Kyle Franklin’s Demon-1 Biplane “Dracula” show, and much more…

Veterans Honor Ceremony, sponsored by Halifax Health – Hospice, with The Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard, at approximately 1:15 PM, followed by fly-bys of numerous warbirds representing the several wars of the past Century

NOTE: The show has been approved by all branches of the military for participation by their aircraft, but the level of participation will depend on world events and training requirements.

4:00 PM
Travis Stratton and the Salt Water Grass on stage

6:00 PM
Gates Close

 

Apr 20 Sat
Earth Day Festival @ Hawk's Park
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

earth dayThe City of Edgewater is throwing a “Party for the Planet” and everyone is invited.

The free, family-friendly event will include exhibits by environmental organizations, hands-on activities for children, entertainment, vendors selling produce, plants, crafts, and earth-friendly products, and more.

To read more about this event, click here.

May 4 Sat
Erin Curry: Surfacing @ ACA alt_space Gallery
May 4 – June 16, 2013 all-day

Erin CurryAtlantic Center for the Arts features a storyteller who finds language “unreliable”.  “Surfacing” is an intriguing exhibition that combines the two and three dimensional works of Gainesville, FL artist, Erin Curry. Pieces included in this display are the result of her fascination with marks, traces, and codes drawings can contain, and her “grappling” for means to decode the space around her.

Curry’s work is a combination of drawing and sculpture with a consistent reference to storytelling.  Within her art, she expresses her fascination with language and the difficultly in translating experiences adequately.  “The fullness of experience is too complex”, says Curry, “the present moment, memory, and our expectations all intersect. Try as we might, something is always lost in translation.”

“Surfacing” is the third exhibition within the newly created alt_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.  The exhibition includes two recent series: “what I might have said” and “News”.  Both collections derive their forms from paper objects: the first from origami balloons, the second from the Arts section of The New York Times.

On her process, Curry explains, “What I might have said, responds to a paper origami balloon I kept in my pocket over several weeks. The paper balloon functions as vessel for breath, as well as potential container for words and phrases that cannot be adequately articulated. The air in them becomes pregnant with possibility. The drawings borrow their compositions from the creases left in an unfolded balloon. The marks found in each panel are systemized codifications of text from an old book never read. The marks become asemic, suggesting story and cadence, but denying specifics. They abstract into constellations, map-like and star-like at once.”

“News” is a collection of tracings of the arts sections of the newspaper onto translucent mylar. The pages fill with empty boxes and only navigational cues remain. Text directs the viewer, but where? The remade newspapers hang perpendicular to the wall and shift slightly in the currents of a room like boats in harbor. How might these emptied pages suggest orientation in a sea of information? Like the newspapers once found in libraries these objects are meant as reference material to be handled and with repeated viewings the pages will pick up smudges from readers reflecting the reader’s activity back to them”.

Erin Curry is a current MFA candidate in Drawing and Sculpture at the University of Florida. She is a Florida native and founding member of Art Lab, a collective for emerging artists in Gainesville, FL.

This exhibition will run through June 15, 2013 and is free and open to the public. For additional information on the artist, visit her blog here or follow her on Facebook

 

May 18 Sat
24th Annual University Student Exhibition @ Pabst Visitor Center and Gallery
May 18 – August 11, 2013 all-day

ACAFeaturing:

Aleisha Breter, University of Central Florida
Fabi Jimeno, Florida International University
Sebastian Muñoz, Florida International University
Filipe de Sousa, University of West Florida

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts presents the 24th Annual University Student Exhibition May 18 – August 10, 2013.  Through this annual exhibition, ACA honors the outstanding work being produced by state university art students, and recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of excellence. This year, Diana Cooper juried the work of twenty three students representing nine universities; four artists from five universities were selected. By identifying and promoting these emerging artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts hopes to focus statewide attention on the high level of creative and experimental work being produced at the college level.

About this year’s guest juror: Diana Cooper
Diana participated as a Master Artist in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts February 21 – March 13, 2011. She is a New York-based artist, represented by Postmasters Gallery. Ms. Cooper has exhibited extensively both in the United States and abroad. In 2007 she had a 10-year survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. The entire museum was devoted to her work, and a catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition.  Ms. Cooper has participated in group shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Altria); P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; the Brooklyn Museum; the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; the Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; the Sharjah Museum of Art (UAE); and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs.   Ms. Cooper is the recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded a Public Art Commission from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program and Polshek Partnership Architects. In 2009, Americans for the Arts honored her project as one of the top public art projects of that year.  Ms. Cooper received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. She also attended the New York Studio School.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Ed & Jeanie Harris.  Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops, and exhibitions. The University Student Exhibition has been providing outstanding state university students an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery space since 1989.

May 31 Fri
New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival @ New Smyrna Beach
May 31 – Sunday all-day

blues guitar
Summer wouldn’t be complete without soulful blues humming throughout the streets of New Smyrna Beach, and this year, we’re taking things to a whole new level. Prepare yourself for a 3-day, music-filled journey into one of America’s most celebrated and popular music genres. This much-anticipated new event will feature scores of bands playing at multiple locations around town.  Rich with history, tradition and diversity, the New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival will be the place to get your groove on this summer.

Text “Blues” to 71441 for a performance schedule.

Jun 1 Sat
Kite Festival @ Flagler Ave. Beach Access
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

kitesRegistration Begins: 11:00am
Event: Noon-4pm

Radio Disney: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival. Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real “fun-in-the-sun” for the whole family.

There will be professional kite demonstrations; friendly competitions; and free lessons and tips for novices, including free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids. Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites.

Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.

Jun 11 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 1:

  • France and Impressionism with Cathy Berse – Miss Cathy will take the children on an adventure to France where they will do some Plein Aire painting outside, create sculptures and make a passport book.
  • Celebrating China with Martha Lent- Learning about the people, arts and culture of China, the children will explore the Chinese zodiac and make a snake to celebrate 2013 as the Year of the Snake. They’ll also make a paper collage lantern and dragon.
  • China and Tai Chi with Shane Jones- It’s a mystery, but Shane gets the kids quiet and focused on the practice of this ancient Chinese movement. They love it.
Jun 15 Sat
Sand Art Festival and Competition @ Flagler Ave. Beach Access
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

sand artAmateur teams will consist of families, friends, co-workers and community groups. All competitors will create their own sand sculptures in 10′ X 10′ plots of cordoned beach. Prizes will be awarded for individual adult, child and team categories, judged by both professionals and local celebrity judges. Sand art professionals will also create magnificent sculptures, showing off one of our area’s most valued natural resources. This is a free event, however spaces will be limited.

Jun 18 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 2:

  • Vessels from Around the World with Shelley Niswonger – Using bowls, plates and papier maché the students will make vases based on different styles from around the world.
  • The Art of South Africa with Shy Morris ACA Community Artist – The students will create beautiful South African necklaces and bracelets using recycled t-shirts, cans, plastic bottles and an assortment of beads and gems.
  • Latin Movement with Amber Johnson Surfscape Dancer – Amber will lead the campers on an exploration of Latin music and movement during his class that will be fun for all.

 

Jun 21 Fri
Reggae Festival @ Flagler Ave.
Jun 21 – Sunday all-day

reggae festivalThe inaugural New Smyrna Beach Reggae Festival is here. No need to set sail for the Carribbean, we’ll bring Jamaica to you. Bring a chair or grab a seat along Flagler Ave., then relax and enjoy the beautiful sounds of Trenchtown with a variety of performances at multiple locations.

Jun 25 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 3:

  • The Amazon Rainforest with Shy Morris ACA Community Artist – Inspired by the wildlife of the rainforest, students will create flowers, vibrant fish and butterflies using all recycled materials.
  • Houses Around the World with Nicole Yatulis New Teacher – Kids will learn about different dwelling types from around the world. Using their imaginations they will create their own blueprints for a house using the cyanotype process.
  • African Drums with Yvette Hartley – Always a favorite, Miss Yvette gets them playing and swaying to the rhythm of the drums of Africa.

 

Jun 28 Fri
Residency #150 Artist in Residence Reception @ ACA Pabst Visitor Center and Gallery
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Reception to welcome the new artists in residenceACA Residency #150

Jul 1 Mon
Community Artist – in – Residence Application Deadline @ Atlantic Center for the Arts
Jul 1 all-day

ACA submissionsACA Community Artist – in – Residence open call application deadline.


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