Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural Center becomes First Coast Cultural Center

Reflecting its growing reach in Northeast Florida, the Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural Center has changed its name to First Coast Cultural Center.

Previously located for more than 25 years at 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach, the center now operates from offices located at 3972 Third St. S. in Jacksonville Beach. The non-profit organization runs arts and music programs in local First Coast communities, including Atlantic, Neptune and Ponte Vedra beaches, as well as in St. Augustine, Nocatee, and schools. of St. Johns County.

Artists, volunteers and participants in the centre’s many programs come from all over the First Coast.

“The Cultural Center Board of Directors felt that a name change was appropriate given our strong presence in the region and we expect our outreach to continue to expand,” said Donna Guzzo, President and Director General of the Cultural Center.

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The 501 (c) (3) organization has served as a gathering place for the community to learn, experience and appreciate the arts in its many forms. Opportunities are provided to adults, children and families through classes, exhibits, programs, services, activities or memberships open to the local community and beyond.

Key programs include the Sound Connections Music Therapy Outreach program, a music program for children with special needs that is offered free of charge to students at six St. Johns County schools, including two Title 1 schools. Kick StART after school artistic enrichment services are available.

Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with appointments outside of opening hours. For more information, contact Guzzo at (904) 280-0614 ext. 1201, email [email protected] or FirstCoastCulturalCenter.org.

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