St Augustine Art Association
Art Making History
The St. Augustine Art Association, of STAAA, is the cultural association that has been 'promoting excellence in the arts since 1924', a fantastic arts program the provides various exhibits, lectures, workshops, tours, and various children's programs and classes year round.
As mentioned before, this association has been around since 1924, celebrating 95 years of art this year! Historically speaking, the collection and overall idea for this association began with Henry Flagler, who enticed New England artists to paint in his studios here in St. Augustine for the wealthy to come and enjoy.
Considered to be the 'cultural epicenter of the local art community' today, this organization features monthly themed juried exhibits, regular art events, and educational tours meant for any age group. Take the TOUCH St. Augustine Braille Trail tour, Art and Architecture Walking Tour, or any of the Gallery Tours. The Art and Architecture Walking Tour lasts 90 minutes and takes your group through Old Town St. Augustine, a great opportunity to learn about both local art and local history.