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Arts and Culture

Embrace the Arts

The beauty of "natural Florida" and the majesty of the historic Suwannee River are just two of the many reasons members and visitors of Advent Christian Village feel inspired to create and enjoy arts and culture. Everyone is invited to participate in an array of activities that engage all five senses. From concerts and lectures to exhibits and classes, we truly believe hosting arts and culture events for seniors and families is important for expanding the mind, exciting the soul, enriching one’s life, and bringing glory to God.

It's OK to Show Off

Our stimulating senior arts and culture events have a long history at Advent Christian Village. Members are encouraged to embrace their own artistic pursuits and cultural activities, whether they are experienced or just beginning. There are a number of areas around ACV designated for the display of creativity — paintings and photography, especially — that are usually rotated monthly and are regular spots of interest for members and guests alike. Plus, we can’t forget to mention the several common areas where live performances of all kinds are typically held.

A Place to Grow

At Advent Christian Village, we know that our members are still growing and learning every day. To encourage discovery, sessions are regularly held by teachers and speakers from inside and outside of the community. ACV forums invite knowledgeable individuals including ACV staff and members, as well as medical professionals, to share a variety of interests, current events, and health-related topics. Seasoned artists shape individuals of all skill levels during organized studio times. And clubs meet regularly so members can share ideas, answer each other’s questions, discuss new techniques, and inspire the continued use of talents. Learning is a powerful process and at Advent Christian Village it is encouraged regularly.

It's Time to Get Things Started

Advent Christian Village regularly hosts local, regional and nationally-recognized vocalists, instrumentalists and actors who come to entertain ACV's members and guests. Since 1987, Advent Christian Village has hosted some of the country's top performers through the annual artist series, Live! at Dowling Park. Each season is an exciting variety of music, multimedia and drama, including symphonies, theater, musicians, actors, dancers and comedians. Season tickets to ACV's Artist Series also grant admission to two other artist series in the area, enabling ticket holders to attend 25–30 cultural events each year. Click here for this season’s lineup.

Valdosta State Orchestra performs in The Village Church A special thank you is extended to the Advocates of the Arts and the Village Arts Council for their continued support in bringing arts and culture to rural north Florida.

For additional information, please call Artist Series Coordinator Dick Grillo at (386) 658-5557, or email dgrillo@acvillage.net.

Advent Christian Village is dedicated to expanding the minds and souls of our members by continuing to provide opportunities to experience the performing arts locally. To learn more about our arts and culture events for seniors call 1-800-647-3353. Or contact us today!