Live Oak Cultural Center

Live Oak Cultural Center

  • Improve the quality of life for Volusia’s Citizens by providing access to the cultural arts:
  • Build a new facility to provide multigenerational cultural, historical and environmental programming to Volusia County residents and visitors and to offer a groundbreaking Arts & Wellness program.
  • The City of New Smyrna Beach is proud to create a partnership with Atlantic Center for the Arts and Council of Aging to provide an Arts & Wellness programming that will be offered at the Live Oak Cultural Center.  The City of New Smyrna Beach also plans to partner with other non-profit organizations to offer multigenerational ECHO programs to Volusia County residents and visitors. 
  • The Arts & Wellness program seeks to serve not only individuals with conditions such as: autism, dementia, trauma, stress, or anxiety, but just as importantly, to help the families and caregivers of these individuals cope with the challenges and stress they face. 
  • The proposed project will offer a newly paved parking lot with covered portico at the entryway of the building. There will be a large porch area which will completely surround the building for occupants to utilize for outside seating and entertainment.
  • The new facility will also offer a 3,000 square foot gallery/lounge space to be used for lectures, programs and additional banquet-style functions (which includes the week day operation of the Council on Aging programs).  Total capacity in the main gallery/lounge space is proposed to seat approximately 140 guests.
  • The building will also contain an additional 1,500 square feet for reception space, two offices, a kitchen (which will support the Meals on Wheels operation), restrooms and a media room.

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