New Smyrna Beach, FL

An Art Affair

G&G curates a creative weekend on the coast

Join G&G and executive editor Amanda Heckert in New Smyrna Beach for an immersive weekend exploring the destination’s thriving creative community. With historic bed and breakfast Victoria 1883 serving as home base, guests will venture to downtown galleries, meet local artists, and enjoy exclusive culinary experiences that showcase the best of the NSB Arts Trail.


Plein Air Dinner 

Friday, October 27 at 6:00PM

Upon arrival at New Smyrna Beach, join fellow guests for cocktail hour at the oldest home in the city, followed by an alfresco dinner featuring vibrant tablescapes that incorporate local artists’ works. Watch watercolorist Sheri Zanosky capture the sunset while enjoying a three-course meal by chef Scott Krause of City Market Bistro.

Cocktails and Creatives

Saturday, October 28 at 10:00AM

Explore four artistic spaces in downtown New Smyrna Beach: Jane’s Art Center, The Hub on Canal, Artists’ Workshop, and Arts on Douglas. Meet resident artists and gallerists, peruse installations created uniquely for An Art Affair weekend, observe live workshops, and enjoy a mimosa bar featuring fresh Natalie’s juices.

Garden Luncheon 

Saturday, October 28 at 12:30PM

Following the gallery walk, G&G executive editor Amanda Heckert and acclaimed New Smyrna Beach chef Andre Compres host guests for a private dining experience in the lush garden at Riverpark Terrace. Surrounded by artwork and complemented by live music, the luncheon features a specially-curated menu, seasonal sips by Natalie’s juices, and a poetry reading by Atlantic Center for the Arts artist-in-residence Avery R. Young.