SAINT AUGUSTINE – The St. Augustine Art Association celebrates Nights of Lights by flipping the switch on Tiny Town: St. Augustine Miniature Holiday Village, Saturday, Nov.17, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Woodworker Lenny Ruel crafted the scaled replicas of St. Augustine historic buildings and monuments over a period of 20 years. The Cathedral Basilica, Trinity Episcopal Church, Villa Zorayda, Government House and the Castillo de San Marcos are among the landmarks in the display, as well as Villa Flora and The Treasury, two of the newest pieces in the collection.
Designed by Susan Brady, the wintery-themed installation is 20 feet long and consists of nearly 50 buildings, people, vehicles and of course, Santa. It is a “must-see” for children and the young at heart.
“Lenny’s miniature village harkens back to the innocence and wonder of the season,” said Elyse Brady, Executive Director. “People of all ages will find it not only charming, but also a remarkable feat of hand-crafted artistry.”
The holiday display will be on view through Dec. 30, at 22 Marine St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staaa.org.