What You'll Get
Art represents the triumph over chaos, just as pulled-pork donuts represent the triumph over dignity. Expand your tastes with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-year friend-level membership for your household at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (a $100 value).
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach houses free art exhibitions, lectures, and events for the edification of the local public, and membership in its hallowed halls allows a household reduced prices on classes, retail discounts, and invitations to openings and events. Seven-week classes and one-time workshops for kids (member prices $72–$120) and adults (member prices $65–$260) instruct the artistically inclined in electives such as acrylic and oil painting, watercolor, and digital imaging. For those who prefer to work in a fleshier medium, yoga and dance classes whittle muscles into works of art worthy of permanently encasing in glass or spandex.
Weekend scholars can attend two-day workshops (member prices $65–$260) exploring subjects such as The Magic of Sculpture - Using Contemporary Materials, Painting the Portrait Using a Limited Palette, and Impressionist Art for the Easily Impressed. Invitations to special events, wine-tastings, and openings find their way into members' charcoal-smudged hands, as do discounts from Crafts & More art supply shop and other Cultural Center partners.
Home to professional art exhibits, demonstrations, and panel discussions, the Cultural Center also reaches out to the area's underserved communities to spread artsy opportunities. This bastion of art appreciation is the largest of its kind in St. Johns County, housed in the 8,000-square-foot former Ponte Vedra Beach post office, and it still suffers from the occasional nightmare about the Christmas mail rush.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/household, may buy more as gifts. New members only. Must activate membership by 9/15, membership expires 1 year from activation. Registration required. Non-transferable. No cash value. Not valid w/other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.