The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach is located on the beach side across the street from the Publix shopping center. Originally formed in 1947, the Little Theatre produces eight shows each season with an additional show in the summer. The Little Theatre is entirely run by volunteers. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and two hours prior to each performance.
726 E. 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-423-1246
This inventory of the Florida Highwaymen paintings is one of the largest in Florida, always changing and growing and has been in business for over 15 years. Specializing in Florida Highwaymen paintings and Florida art. Highwaymen art was the beginning of the first black folk art movement in Florida in the 1900s. All 26 artists were inducted as a group into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. The Florida Highwaymen and their talents belong to the heritage, tradition and history of Florida. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
520 Andrews Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-427-9910
The Artists' Workshop, Inc., a non-profit organization, had its beginnings in 1957 when 15 art enthusiasts met in a local restaurant and formed New Smyrna's first chartered art group. The original charter adopted in March 1958 stated "the purpose of this organization shall be to foster and encourage art and its appreciation, to create friendly and sympathetic relations in club and community, promoting and exchanging ideas among members, and to further opportunities for participation in classes and show." The Workshop makes available its studio facilities for art classes and workshops approved by the Artists’ Workshop Board. While many members attend these classes, attendance is not a requirement for membership.
540 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-424-9254
Established in 1966 by artists and ACA founder, Doris Leeper, and artist/benefactor Ed Harris. The gallery has formalized its affiliation with ACA, combining missions, resources and programs to further facilitate community engagement with the creative arts. Located in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach, the building was formerly a used furniture warehouse and originally a 1930s era Ford showroom and service center. The building was transformed into a 3,500 square foot exhibition space that presents 18 exhibitions a year. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-428-1133
The Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) was first conceived by Doris Leeper in 1977 as a Florida artist-in-residence program in which artists of all disciplines could work with current prominent artists in a supportive and creative environment. The residency program was designed to bring together internationally-acclaimed artists from different disciplines with talented artists who are selected by the masters. Over the years, artists have attended residencies of varying lengths, with sessions that include master classes, individual critiques, opportunities for collaboration and private studio time. ACA has often been the starting point for new works which go on to be shown at national museums and performance centers such as the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival, Jacob's Pillow, the Walker Art Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-427-6975
The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation for African American culture and history. Emphasizing the contributions of its people, the museum preserves and displays a collection of photos, oral histories, memorabilia and artifacts to educate citizens about the history of race relations in small-town Florida over the course of the twentieth century. The photos and oral histories speak of the hardships and triumphs of this African American community from the early 1900s to the present. This musuem is the cornerstone of the historic West Side community in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and resides in the old Sacred Heart/St. Rita church building constructed in 1899. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free, yet donations are appreciated.
314 N. Duss Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-478-1934
The Bob Ross Art Workshop not only hosts a large collection of original oil paintings but offers classes in the Bob Ross unique style of oil painting as seen on more than 300 PBS stations throughout the country. The full line of Bob Ross painting products and books are available as well as a collection of oil-painting frames. The workshop offers landscape, seascape, floral and wildlife classes as taught by certified teacher/trainer Doug Hallgren, CRI, CRFI, CRWI. The workshop also hosts classes taught by guest artists from around the world. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
757 E. 3rd Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-423-4346
Come visit this artist’s gallery and lush gardens in New Smyrna Beach, Florida! Located across from the Intracoastal Waterway next to Arts on Douglas and Harris House, Clay Gallery is home to the studio of Teresa Bowen and features the pottery work created there as well as other local artists specializing in stained glass and painting. Teresa's signature glazing style is unique. She has also developed her own glazes, which are high fired to ensure their function as being durable, dishwasher and microwave safe. Her work can also be found in numerous other galleries across the country. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
302 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-846-8203
Before 1876, the area that became known as the settlement of Eldora was home to Native Americans and few woodsmen who lived off the land. In the beginning stages, the community of Eldora grew and developed as an agricultural community and was also a steamboat stop serving the east coast of Florida before the arrival of the railroads. The village then shifted from industry to "gentleman's farming" where there were winter seasonal homes for leisure pursuits.Today, the Eldora statehouse (1913) is the last remaining home from the Eldora community and contains memorabilia telling the story of the town and its inhabitants. Open to the public Saturday through Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-428-3384, ext. 0
Gabriel Fernandez desires to explore the world, capturing the nature of each area’s inhabitants and the surroundings’ diversity. He photographs life; the integration of people and nature. One of his main goals is to support the local artists. This gallery offers different mediums such as oil and acryclic paintings, wood burning, air brush, tile paintings, and a fair trade eco-friendly jewelry line from Colombia. Their unique jewelry is made with seeds, coconuts, bamboo, gourds, coffee beans, orange peels, tagua nuts, butterfly wings and immortalized flower petals. Open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
407 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-295-5254
Guests to Gamble Place can step back in time to experience the same pristine environment that James N. Gamble (of Procter & Gamble) found so inviting during his first visit to the area in the late 1800s. This 175-acre property, included in the National Register of Historic Places, features a historic home, cottage, and Citrus Packing House. The "Florida cracker-style" house, named "Egwanulti" (a Native American word meaning "by the water"), was built in 1907 and was used as a winter retreat. The once privately-owned Citrus Packing House is the only one currently in existence in its original location in Florida. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1819 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL386-255-0285
After firmly establishing an exceptional artists' residency, ACA broadend its mission to promote arts education by opening its community arts program at Harris House of Atlantic Center. Located in the heart of a revitalized downtown, the site was purchased and restored by trustee Ed Harris and his wife Joan, and was converted to a cultural community center. Since its establishment in 1991, the Harris House has assumed a leadership role in providing arts education programs for children and cultural enrichment for adults. Harris House of ACA also acts as the manager for local arts projects that involve school children of all ages as well as college students, interns, senior citizens, and arts professionals of all disciplines and backgrounds. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168386-423-1753
Joy and Gregg Badders are nationally-renowned, award-winning artists who have been creating jewelry for many years. Gregg's specialty is taking a gem in the rough, seeing the potential and bringing to life the jewel within. Joy visualizes the designs. She and Gregg then surround the gems with precious metals to create unique pieces of jewelry that expresses the light and joy inspired by life. Also, be sure to ask about their handmade greeting cards for every occassion by artist Linda Kempfert. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
406 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-424-6240
Jonah’s Cat’s Art Gallery represents bringing art to life and life to art. Artist Samuel Ruder believes the goal of art is to raise the consciousness of our planet. This gallery can be found on iconic Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
220 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-428-2150
In December 1980, the Artists’ Workshop Gallery was opened. Its purpose is to give each member an opportunity to display his/her work in an attractive atmosphere for public viewing. All members are eligible to show their current work. Exhibits are changed monthly, with different themes each month. The Artists' Workshop Gallery is located in the east side of the Chamber of Commerce building on Canal Street. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
115 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-402-0314
The New Smyrna Beach Museum of East Coast Surfing, Inc. was founded by a group of local surfers with more than 200 years of combined surfing experience who lived and revived the sport of surfing in the '60s and became part of an evolution of the local surfing culture. This unique museum houses fascinating and extensive displays of surfing memorabilia including surfboards, surf art, movies, magazines, and historic photos. Anchored in New Smyrna Beach, home of the famous Ponce de Leon Inlet that draws surfers and pro surfers from around the world. The musuem has temporarily closed as they are moving to a new location.
424 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (upstairs at the historic 1911 Harvey Building)386-444-0387
The focal point of the museum is an exhibit devoted to the founders of New Smyrna, an intrepid group of indentured Mediterranean colonists under the leadership of Scottish physician and diplomat, Dr. Andrew Turnbull. In addition to the New Smyrna Settlement Exhibit, there's an Interior Gallery, which gives chronological overview of area history, starting with pre-historic Florida and continuing through 11 distinct periods. Upstairs at the museum is a special exhibit of early St. John's pottery, projectile points, and other artifacts collected by the late Zelia Wilson Sweett, a noted local historian. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-478-0052
Off the Wall Art & Wine Gallery was created over many years of passion and love. A gallery full of art, decor, entertainment, wine and food pairing. All of this in one unique Off the Wall experience! Open Sunday through Tuesday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
109 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL407-760-0581
Mysterious 40-by-80-foot coquina ruins, reminiscent of St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos, that overlook the Intracoastal Waterway near New Smyrna's downtown. At first glance, the ruins appear to be those of a Spanish fort, but credit for the structure is generally give the Scottish physical who founded the town, Dr. Andrew Turnbull. The appearance and location of the structure have led to much speculation about its origin and purpose. Unfortunately, it's unlikely anyone will ever know for certain whether the structure was a colonial church, Dr. Turnbull's mansion, a site for constructing ships or the original Castillo de San Marcos.
115 Julia Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-410-2890
Richard Collison's gorgeous sea-inspired glazed hues are reminiscent of the beautiful beach, ocean and sky. Richard has been the proprieter of Palms Up Pottery in New Smyrna Beach, FL since 1987 and has won over 50 awards around the country for his stoneware creations. All pots are hand built or thrown on the wheel and fired at 2,300 degrees fahrenheit. The clay and glazes are non-toxic and oven, mircrowave and dishwasher safe. Although the Palms Up Pottery shop is located in the sleepy beach town of New Smyrna Beach, Richard and his wife Alice ship his pottery all over the world. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
413 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL386-428-3726
Peter Wolf Toth has created sculptures called “Trail of the Whispering Giants” to honor Native Americans. He has created more than 74 sculptures across the U.S., several provinces and territories of Canada and Europe. Toth's Whispering Giants range from 15 to 40 feet in hieght and all resemble natives of the region in which they are located. Toth always donates the sculptures he creates to the town he carved it in and never charges a fee for his time. Peter Toth has a small gallery/studio in Edgewater, FL, where he carves small wooden statues to raise money to create more Whispering Giants.
102 Arthur Avenue, Edgewater, FL386-795-0291
Ring Gallery is a unique gallery and gift shop located on Flagler Avenue. Featuring Mike Ring's award winning coastal fine art photography, coastal home decor, jewelry, t-shirts, key lime products, local handmade crafts, high-quality yarn, ladies fashion accessories and more! Check weekly to see the new items that have been added to the shop/gallery. Mike Ring's photographs have been collected by Florida residents and tourists from all over the USA and abroad. Mike's photographs were also used in the movie "Gracie," which was filmed here in New Smyrna Beach and Desperate Landscapes on the DIY Network. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
311 Flagler Avenue, Ste 103, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-427-1882
Seminole Rest tells a story of the Timucuan Indians, pioneer settlement and a preservation of cultures. With accounts from Spanish writings as well as the science of archeology, we are able to connect the past to the present. The main house as well as the caretaker's home were constructed prior to 1888. The historic shell mound, the foundation of the main house and caretaker's hosue, is 13 feet high and comprised of over 90% quahog clam shells left as refuse by the Timucuan. Evidence from the mound indicates that it was seasonally used as a clam processing station. The mound, known as Snyder's Mound, dates as far back as 2,000 BCE. Open Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. - sunset.
207 River Road, Oak Hill, FL386-428-3384
Located on US1 in New Smyrna Beach, we offer hands-on art experiences in an eclectic arts venue. Art events for adults and/or kids, creative team building experiences, and individual & group classes are available for art lovers, aspiring artists, or experienced potters seeking new inspiration. Our featured workshop is DIRTY NIGHTS, a 2.5 hour hand-building pottery class. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and fabulous pastries from Mon Delice French Bakery. Open Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only.
1005 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-402-4966
During the 2nd Seminole War, 1836, the Mosquito Roarers, a company of Florida militia under Major Benjamin Putnam, engaged a large band of Seminoles pillaging Dunlawton, a sugar plantation on the Halifax River. Heavy fighting ensued, but the militiamen were unable to disperse the Indians. The extensive system of sugar planations on Florida's east coast was eventually destroyed by Seminole raids and the sugar industry in this area never recovered. Today, the 10-acre Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens is a historical site as well as a botanical gardens. Open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. except Christmas Day and New Years Day.
950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange, FL386-767-1735
The sugar mill, once part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, was built in the early 19th century. This 17-acre historic site contains the ruins of the coquina sugar factory that was raided during a war between the Seminole Indians and the United States. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
600 Mission Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-427-2284
Whether you are local or just visiting New Smyrna Beach, you don’t want to miss viewing the wonderful array of artists’ work! TaDa Gallery has been committed to the local artists of New Smyrna Beach for over 15 years and represents over 50 local area artists! Come and see the wonderful array of pottery, jewelry, watercolors, oils, graphic design, stitchery, and so much more. Come spend some time at TaDa Gallery, you won't be disappointed. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
306B Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-428-1770
The Hub on Canal's mission is to create community by fostering art, education, and a broad range of creative opportunities. Located on Canal Street in the heart of the historic district in New Smyrna Beach, the Hub on Canal acts as an incubator for more than 80 artists, showcasing their work, offering impromptu artist talks, and supporting the community through a plethora of classes and workshops at all levels. The Hub on Canal brings the community together through events and extends the arts to the underserved through scholarship programs, mentoring, and art and music classes and workshops. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-957-3924
Turtle Mound is a prehistoric archaeological site located in the Canaveral National Seashore. Standing roughly 50 feet tall, Turtle Mound is one of the largest shell middens on the Florida coast. The turtle-shaped mound is made up predominantly of oyster shells - the remains from the prehistoric Timucuan people who existed five to six centuries before European contact. Visible seven miles out at sea, early sailors used Turtle Mound as a navigational device. Turtle Mound can be reached by hiking trails, which lead to the top of the ancient shell midden and provide excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the summer and 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the winter.
7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL386-428-3384
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