Museum of Arts & Sciences

The Museum of Arts & Sciences offers events and exhibits at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

The MOAS Birthday Party will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 25. Set the calendars back to 1971 and join the museum to celebrate 50 years at its current Nova Road location. Enjoy tours of Tuscawilla Nature Preserve, 1970s-themed Live "The Sky Tonight" Shows and Laser Rock Concerts in the Lohman Planetarium, food from JD's Pop-Up Kitchen food truck and music by DJ Jukebox Bully. Become part of MOAS history by signing the memory wall. Groovy '70s attire is welcomed. Free for members or with paid museum admission.

MOAS After Hours: In Partnership with The Locals Mix | Planetarium Night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 26. There will be exclusive after-hour access to all galleries, happy hour drink specials and live music by Nealey Gail and DJ Jukebox Bully in partnership with The Locals Mix.

Guests can attend the 5:30 p.m. show, "The Sky Tonight," with MOAS Curator of Astronomy Seth Mayo and/or at 6:30 p.m. one of the museum's most popular laser night concerts, Laser Vinyl. Admission is free for members, $5 for non- members.

Final Gallery Tour -- Eyes in the Sky: The World of Aerial Drones will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Join Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, for the last tour of the diverse array of drones. Free for members or with paid museum admission.

Charting the Celestial Landscape will be on display until Oct. 10.

Time Honored: The Art of Dean Mitchell will be on display until Sept. 12.

Eyes in the Sky: The World of Aerial Drones will be on display until Aug. 1.

All events require masks and social distancing. For more information or to register for classes or events, call (386) 255-0285 or visit

Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens

The Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center will display works curated by Ormond Memorial Art Museum.

Artwork was inspired by different aspects of the pandemic. The first exhibit will be work by Ormond Beach artists in the themes Overcoming the “Challenge, Bringing the Arts Back and Renewal” until Friday, Aug. 13, at 399 N. U.S. 1.

The museum is looking for artists to participate in a second exhibit Aug. 18 to Oct. 15. Submission deadline is July 26. Participants are asked to submit two-dimensional artwork that touches on “Being Present -- What you can gain in a moment,” “Unity, Community, Synergy” and “Sharing Space.”

For more information, (386) 676-3347 or visit

Pop-Up Window Exhibit: Richlin Burnett Ryan

Palm Coast artist Richlin Burnett-Ryan will showcase colorful and bold mixed media paintings from her “Mother & Child” series in Ormond Memorial Art Museum’s pop-up window exhibit until Monday, Aug. 2 at 9 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

Ms. Burnett-Ryan’s art series portrays mothers with their children and is influenced by personal experiences and sympathy and concern over children separated from their parents.

For more information, visit

Morning art camps

Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens is hosting Imagination Vacation day camps.

The final three-hour summer art camp for children ages 7 to 11 will meet between 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 27 with drop-off and pick-up at St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach.

Space is limited to 12 campers per session. Cost per session is $27.50 for members or $35 for non-members. For information or to register, call (386) 676-3347 or visit

Auditions slated

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will host auditions for "Out of Order," directed by Keith Poulsen, at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25, and Monday, July 26, at 726 Third Ave.

Show dates are Sept. 2-12.

Junior UK minister Richard Willey has to lie and improv his way out of an embarrassing situation regarding a liaison with a certain secretary. Mr. Willey calls upon his personal private secretary, George Pigden, to help, but Pigden gets increasingly tangled up as Mr. Willey tries to worm his way out of this possible scandal. The rest of the characters help to showcase a typical farce complete with doors slamming, mistaken identities and one window sash that steals the show.

For more information, visit

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach hosts classes, meetings and exhibits.

The 32nd annual University Student Exhibit will be on display until Aug. 7.

Nature Sketch Club with Bethany Bennett will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

To register for classes or for more information, visit or call (386) 410-2890.

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal offers exhibits and workshops at 132 and 120 Canal St. in New Smyrna Beach.

July exhibit opening in the Founders Gallery will be “Sprezzatura: Studied Carelessness,” the fifth annual members exhibit. Hub members interpreted the word sprezzatura, a noun of Italian origin that means "studied carelessness, especially as a characteristic, quality or style of art or literature." The exhibit will be open to Aug.1.

July exhibit opening in the Fine Art Photography Gallery will be “Through The Lens: Landscapes, Seascapes and Wildlife,” photography by Dave Bowers and Lori Vetter Bowers. Mr. and Ms. Bowers embrace their fundamental darkroom roots, but have grown to employ modern “digital darkroom” technology. Exhibit will be on display to Aug. 29.

For more information or to register for classes or events, visit or call (386) 957-3924.

Jane's Art Center

“LAYERS” by Beaux Arts of Central Florida will be on display July 1-31 at Jane's Art Center, 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach.

The concept of layers is reflected in the works of this exhibition through artists’ use of multiple levels of meaning and of the layering of materials, textures, colors, and forms.

For more information, visit or call (386) 402-8673.

BelCanto Singers host summer concert

BelCanto Singers of Daytona will host its Summer Sing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, and Tuesday, Aug. 10, and auditions for its next season Monday, Aug. 16, and Tuesday, Aug. 17, all at Spruce Creek High School, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange.

The Summer Sing is free and open to the public.

For more information or to schedule an audition, call (386) 492-1940 or visit

IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts is accepting applications for the 46th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, which will be Jan. 28-30 in New Smyrna Beach.

The event attracts more than 48,000 arts enthusiasts and has a patrons programs in the Southeast with 240 members who spend more than $200,000 yearly on arts purchases at the festival. Also, $28,300 in prize money is awarded.

Application deadline is Oct. 15. There is a $40 application fee. To apply, visit

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Gateway Center for the Arts

Pottery classes for adults will meet from noon to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at Gateway Center for the Arts at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary.

Classes are for beginner and intermediate students. Each session is $50. Masks are required and class sizes are limited.

Open Studio is at 10 a.m. each Tuesday.

The youth Singphony meets at 3 p.m. each Wednesday.

For more information or a reservation, call (386) 668-5553 or visit

Museum of Art-DeLand

The Museum of Art-DeLand will present “Adam Straus: Out of Paradise” until Sept. 12 in the galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Mr. Straus started his artistic career as a photographer and sculptor in the late '70s and early '80s. He began making small paintings in 1986 of nocturnal landscapes inspired by his surroundings in north Florida.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and free to children younger than 12, and Volusia County Schools and Stetson University students.

For more information, visit

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