Lightner After Hours Summer Edition


Join the Lightner Museum on Thursday July 26, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of enlightening conversation, exceptional music by local group Ramona, and a special art exhibit!  July’s event will showcase artists from around Florida who participated in the museum’s “Promenade the Alcazar” art contest.  During the evening, the winner of the contest will be announced and presented with a $1,000 check, and guests can vote for their favorite.


This event is free and open to the public.  Donations are requested for beverages. Guests may enter through the Cordova or Granada Street entrance by the Café Alcazar.  Entrance will be clearly marked.


Approximately 50 artists participated in the museum’s first art contest “Promenade the Alcazar”.  The winner’s artwork (selected by museum staff) will be used as showcase artwork for the museum’s upcoming anniversary event on October 19th, 2018.  The museum will be celebrating its 70th anniversary and the 130th anniversary of the Alcazar Hotel.


Contestant’s artwork will be on display on the museum’s mezzanine level from July 25th – July 30th, 2018.  The mezzanine level is free to the public by entering the Café’ Alcazar doors on either Granada or Cordova Streets.  The doors are open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




A “Peoples’ Choice Award” will be given to the artwork which receives the most votes.  Visitors may vote throughout the week the artwork is on display in the mezzanine level.  The “People’s Choice Award” winner will receive two tickets ($150 value) to the museum’s anniversary event, “Promenade the Alcazar” on October 19, 2018.


Local musician, Ramona, will be performing for guests. 



The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses, and sponsors.  Donations are appreciated.


For more information, contact the museum at 904-824-2874. Don’t forget to tag us on your favorite social media sites using #lightnermuseum, #cheerstolightner, #lightnerafterhours.


Lightner After Hours is funded in part by the Tourist Development Council of St. Johns County.


Public, metered parking is available on the streets on the west and east sides of the building. There is a metered parking lot located in the back of the building. Parking is free on weekdays after 5 p.m., on Sundays, and on holidays.


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