Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural Center changes name to 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 over 25 years at 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach, the cultural center now has offices at 3972 3rd St. South in Jacksonville Beach. The non-profit organization runs arts and music programs in First Coast communities including Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine and Nocatee and in schools in St. Johns County.

According to Donna Guzzo, President and CEO, the artists, volunteers and participants in the centre’s many programs hail 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 reach to continue to expand,” said Guzzo.

The non-profit organization has served the community as a gathering place to learn, experience and appreciate the arts and culture in its many forms. The Cultural Center exhibits local, regional and national artists in a variety of media.

It also provides opportunities for adults, children and families through classes, exhibits, programs, services, activities and 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 offered free of charge to students at six St. Johns County schools, including two Title 1 schools. after school Kick StART are also available.

The cultural center‘s opening hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, with appointments available outside of opening hours.

For more information, contact Guzzo at (904) 280-0614 ext. 1201, or by email at [email protected] The website can be found at https://firstcoastculturalcenter.org.

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