Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach changes name to First Coast Cultural Center

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Reflecting its expanding reach into Northeast Florida, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach has changed its name to First Coast Cultural Center.

Previously located for more than 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 nonprofit conducts arts and music programs in First Coast communities, including Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine and Nocatee and within St. Johns County schools.

According to Donna Guzzo, president and executive director, the artists, volunteers and participants in the center’s many programs are from throughout 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 outreach to continue to broaden,” said Guzzo.

The nonprofit 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 Sound Connections Music Therapy Outreach Program, a musical program for children with special needs offered free of charge to students at six St. Johns County schools, including two Title 1 schools. Kick StART afterschool arts enrichment programs and services are also available.

Cultural Center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with after-hour appointments available.

For further information, contact Guzzo at (904) 280-0614 ext. 1201, or by email at dguzzo@ccpvb.org. The website can be found at https://firstcoastculturalcenter.org.

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