Sunday, February 23, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Surf Club at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Honorary Chair: Irene Lazzara, Trustee of the Lazzara Family Foundation


The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will be recognizing individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made a significant impact on the arts in our community. This fun and formal affair will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and include amazing “Beaches” inspired chef specialties, live music, art, an awards presentation, and performances.


The  Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) will be making a splash with the inaugural ​Beaches ​event.  Beaches ​will be an annual celebration of artists, individuals, and organizations who have shaped and enhanced our art-filled beaches community. This fun and formal affair will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Guests will be transported to a vibrant, whimsical, deep-sea setting and will enjoy cocktails, beaches-inspired chef specialties, live art, music, an awards presentation, and auction items that reflect our dynamic community.

NOMINATIONS ARE IN! ​The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is working with three prominent community members involved in the arts to select the top nominees and winners in each of the 5 award categories.

This year’s ​Beaches ​judges are: Barbara Golden, Communications Manager of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and  The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau; Barbara Colaciello of Jacksonville, community arts advocate,  motivational speaker, director, and performer; and Lisa Goodrich of Atlantic Beach, Business Development  Strategist at Brunet-Garcia Advertising, Inc., and is involved with several Jacksonville nonprofit organizations.

The top nominees will be announced on November 1, 2019. The award winners will be announced on  February 23, 2020. CCPVB is ecstatic about the diverse and impressive nominations received for ​Beaches​. We cannot wait to share the top nominees with the community! 

The ​Beaches ​Honorary Chair is Irene Lazzara, Trustee of the Lazzara Family Foundation. The Lazzara Family  Foundation has a long history of supporting programs and projects focused on expanding and improving arts and culture, educational opportunities, and the emotional and physical challenges in our community.

“The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is elated to have such an esteemed member of our community  involved with ​Beaches​!”  
-Donna Guzzo, CCPVB Executive Director

The ​Beaches ​Mermaid, titled ​Sirens, ​was photographed by Masha Sardari and represents strength and beauty, much like the impact of the arts on our community.  ​Sirens ​will be featured at ​Beaches​ and will be available for auction.  The ​Beaches ​Mermaid will be joining in the celebration on February 23, posing for a live artist portrait that will also be available for auction.

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Sirens​, Masha Sardari Photography, ​​, IG:@mashasardari 

Beaches ​could not be possible without our community partners​; ​Mike Wicks of Friends of the Ponte Vedra  Concert Hall, Amy Crane of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Diane Bradley of the St.  Augustine Art Association, Anne Marie Moquin of Beaches Go Green, Barbara Colaciello of BABS’ Lab,  Barbara Golden of the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau, and Lisa  Goodrich of Brunet-Garcia.

Beaches ​is sponsored in part by The Lazzara Family Foundation, Pet Paradise, Google, and Morgan Stanley.

Tickets and tables for ​Beaches ​are available at ​​. Contact Angela de Gregory at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ or 904.280.0614 X 1203 for more information.   

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Emerging Artist Award

Awarded to an emerging artist of any age who has displayed great accomplishment with their fine art or craft medium.

Arts Education & Advocacy Award

Awarded to an artist or arts advocate with a track record of advancing the arts and/or educating the general public, business leaders, elected officials, and students on the fundamental value of arts in the Beaches community.

The Art of Giving Award

Awarded to a business, large or small, or an individual committed to funding and/or sustaining arts and culture program(s) within the Beaches community.

Community Impact Award ( Member’s Choice Award )

Awarded to an individual, business or organization that has demonstrated a tangible and measurable development of the arts & culture in the Beaches community.

Beaches Award

Awarded to an individual, business, or organization dedicated to ensuring that arts and culture are ingrained into the everyday life in the Beaches community.

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