ECHO Gallery Issues Call for Artists

Can you create a masterpiece from recycled materials? If so, the ECHO Gallery Committee would like to hear from you. Members are seeking artwork depicting the theme “Too good to be threw: Art from recycled materials” for an exhibit that will run inside the Ocean Center’s ECHO Gallery, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Individual artists, commercial businesses, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and government agencies … Continue reading ECHO Gallery Issues Call for Artists

Palmetto Path by Al Gessinger

The Hub on Canal June 2020 Events

All listed events, workshops and classes are subject to change due to Covid-19 and Florida’s phased re-opening plan. Please contact The Hub for updates at or 386.957.3924. The Hub on Canal is pleased to announce our new Virtual Artist Series and Virtual Concert Series. Videos are available to watch free on The Hub’s YouTube channel or connect through our website at under the … Continue reading The Hub on Canal June 2020 Events

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Right Coast Wahine: Art

Art is completely therapeutic. It is a way to express yourself without even having to use words and can help your mind escape from everything else that’s around you. Art is used to communicate all sorts of things like political or philosophical ideas and can even help open people’s minds to new things. In school, I am learning that the elements of art are known … Continue reading Right Coast Wahine: Art

Right Coast Wahine: Skateboarding

The water’s already chilly and some mornings I can see my breath. Finally, the perfect time for me to whip out the skateboards and practice on something new! I’ve been taking the time lately to hit up some of the local skateparks to pick up some new things. Anytime I’m bored or I am in the mood to learn more, I take out my skateboard … Continue reading Right Coast Wahine: Skateboarding

Color Me Crazy

Crayola Experience – Orlando Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters My daughter, Avery, is turning two this month, and like many kids, she loves to color. In fact, she’s so obsessed with coloring and art, she rolls out of bed most mornings and asks to color before she even asks for breakfast. Family Things to Do in Central Florida Luckily, nearby Crayola Experience Orlando is … Continue reading Color Me Crazy

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INSIDE LOOK: The Florida Local

Q&A with Co-Owners Alonda McCarty & Chelsea Preston Interview by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters Q: When did you open your doors? A: June 2019 Q: What exactly is The Florida Local? A: The Florida Local is a happy little sip and shop artisan market and specialty coffee bar focused on selling Florida-made products and brands. We represent over 50 different artisans from … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: The Florida Local

Cultural Council Issues Call for Public Art

Florida artists are invited to submit two and three-dimensional works of art for possible display in Daytona Beach Regional Airport’s terminal, which is undergoing major renovations. The Volusia County Council has allocated $65,000 for the purchase or commissioning of artwork to be displayed in six designated public areas.The Cultural Council of Volusia County, which oversees the county’s Art in Public Places program, will review proposals and … Continue reading Cultural Council Issues Call for Public Art

The Hub on Canal Events, Workshops and Classes

Events, Workshops and Classes at The Hub on Canal – January 2020  A Celestial Odyssey – The Hub on Canal’s Third Annual An Affair of the HeART Gala  Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:30pm  Tickets available online January 2 for Members, January 6 for non-members  The Hub on Canal’s annual gala fundraising event, An Affair of the HeART, is back for its third year on Saturday, … Continue reading The Hub on Canal Events, Workshops and Classes

Right Coast Wahine: Mixed Martial Arts

I’ve been steadily going to Martial Fitness almost every day after school to learn the art of fighting. When I first gave it a try, I told myself I wouldn’t like it, but somehow I love it. For this month, I decided to interview one of my boxing coaches, Billy Walters, to look more into his mind and journey.  Q: How long have you been … Continue reading Right Coast Wahine: Mixed Martial Arts

Right Coast Wahine: Evacuation Vacation

So, we’ve all heard of Dorian by now – the big category five hurricane that ripped its way through the Bahamas. While we were thankful we didn’t get hit, it was still too risky to stay, so my family and I decided to take a little vacation to Fort Myers Beach.  We love a good road trip and enjoy traveling up and down the state … Continue reading Right Coast Wahine: Evacuation Vacation