• Beaches - Celebration of Arts

    Second Annual Beaches - A Celebration of the Arts fundraiser to benefit                                               The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) on May 23


     For more than 26 years, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) has been a gathering place to learn, experience, and appreciate the arts and culture in its many forms. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) provides opportunities for adults, children and families through classes, exhibits, programs, services, activities, and memberships open to the local community, and beyond. The organization’s annual Beaches - A Celebration of the Arts event generates funding for the nonprofit and an economic impact in the region through support for the arts.

    This year’s Beaches fundraising event will be held on Sunday, May 23 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at The Surf Club Patio at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Ticket prices range from $250 for individuals and $2,000 for tables of eight along with sponsorship packages, program and signage advertising opportunities.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, call 904-280-0614 ext. 1202. Visit the website at https://www.ccpvb.org/events/upcoming-events.
    The fundraiser will feature an evening of dining and a variety of entertainment, along with naming individuals, businesses, and organizations within the coastal counties from Amelia Island to St. Augustine Beach who have enhanced arts and culture in the region. Award winners have been selected in the categories of the Members Choice Award and Community Impact Award, Emerging Artist Award, Arts Education and Advocacy Award, Art of Giving Award, and the Irene Lazzara - Beaches, A Celebration of the Arts Award. All CDC and seating, social distancing protocols will be followed.
    A key feature during the event will be renowned and internationally recognized, Jacksonville, Fla. -based eye surgeon, Dr. Arun Gulani and The Gulani Vision Institute. Dr. Gulani is sponsoring “Bespoke on the Boulevard” featuring his global fashion design talents. He is personally re-designing gently used men’s and women’s suits collected from locally curated clothing collections to benefit artists and veterans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Suits will be donated to those in need.  
    “We are excited to be honoring leaders in our community and to share opportunities the major fundraising event will create for us. We are grateful for the support, and our patrons and donors throughout the years,” said Donna Guzzo, President and Executive Director of the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB).
    For more information, call 904-280-0614 ext. 1202. Visit the website at https://www.ccpvb.org. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is located at 3972 3rd Street South in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, with after hour appointments available.

    About The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB): Bringing the arts into the life of the community, the nonprofit features education, exhibitions, and outreach along with a donor-driven philosophy, and a place to create, understand, and experience the arts. Exhibitions with local, regional and national artists includes a variety of media through events, quality arts classes, lectures and workshops. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is compliant with current CDC and OSHA safety standards for Covid-19. Masks are required while on site.