St. Augustines Romanza Festivale of the Arts

St. Augustines Romanza Festivale of the Arts

Friday, May 7, 2021 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm



The St. Augustine Art Association Plein Air Paint Out and Pop Up Exhibit

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 


The St. Augustine Art Association invites you to participate in the community-wide 5th Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out in the nation’s oldest city scheduled for April 22-25, 2021.  This event, a nod to St. Augustine’s art history, celebrates the town’s architectural and coastal beauty through the time-honored tradition of painting en plain air.  In coordination with the Lightner Museum, Plein Air artists will be painting locations found in the artwork from their exhibit:  “St. Augustine in a New Light:  American Impressionism from the Collection of the Lightner Museum”, which opens April 8.

Cost: Free

AGOSA – First Friday Art Walk on May 7

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AGOSA, an eclectic group of 26 galleries and museums, sponsors the First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine every month. The May event will be held on May 7. Members of AGOSA display outstanding collections of the work of local, regional, national and international artists. First Friday Art Walk events have developed into a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy strolling and feasting on the many different styles of art in the galleries during First Friday Art Walk.

Free parking is available downtown after 5 pm and at San Sebastian Winery. Complimentary shuttles are provided for transportation by Old Town Trolleys from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The shuttle may be boarded at any of the following stops: in front of Butterfield Garage and ArtBox on King Street, the Lightner Museum, Aviles Street, as well as in front of the Bold Art Gallery near Hypolita Street.

Romantic Wine Tasting at the Gifted Cork

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Gifted Cork, Jeanne Maron, proprietor, will hold an “Art of the Wine” Wine Tasting on Friday, May 7.  Enjoy six wines with an art theme from 6 – 7:30 pm for only $15.  This fee will also entitle you to receive 10% off the price of your wine purchase that evening.   Special discounts will be available on all the artisan cheeses during this “Art of the Wine” Tasting.  

Location: The Gifted Cork - 64 Hypolita Street

Jazz Night: River City Rhythm Kings

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The River City Rhythm Kings are comprised of five swinging jazz musicians from the Jacksonville area who are making a return appearance in the Festivale lineup.  The band is composed of Dr. Marc Dickman on low brass; Ken Calhoun, banjo/rhythm guitar; Dr. Bill Prince on brass and reeds; David Steinmeyer, jazz trombone; Eric Mason, founding member on percussion and Roy McCance playing woodwinds.  Members of the Rhythm Kings have varied musical careers including teaching at the University of North Florida, recording artists with multiple discs to their credit, playing for top jazz and pop artists and careers with our nation’s military bands.

Location: Gamache-Koger Theatre, Flager College, First Floor, Ringhaver Student Center

Cox And Box & Penelope Ann’s Revenge

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Classic Theatre and First Coast Opera are joining forces to present a delightful double bill of two short operas.  First is “Cox and Box“, a classic musical farce with music by Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame and book by F.C. Burnand.  The plot concerns two men — James John Cox who works all day and John James Box who works all night.  Taking advantage of their schedules, their landlord rents the same room to each of them, thereby doubling his rental income!  This arrangement works perfectly until Box is given the day off, leading to several surprises.

A World Premiere follows with “Penelope Ann’s Revenge“, music by First Coast Opera Artistic Director, Curtis Tucker, and book by Nelson Sheeley. This sequel picks up where Cox and Box left off, furthering the adventures of the two gentlemen renters and throwing into the mix the Landlord’s wife and a wealthy widow.

The cast consists of Tyler Putnam as Cox, Curtis Tucker as Box, Jason Whitfield as Bouncer, Sarah Nordin as Lydia, and Catherine Ortega Spitzer as Penelope. Curtis Powell is the Musical Director and Pianist.

Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and may be purchased online at:

Location: Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center - 102 M. L. King Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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