Traditionally, February is a slow month for beach communities. But not here on Jekyll Island! We’ve packed the entire month with events, ranging from the new Green Screen film night and Black History Month celebrations, to a nature-based art sale and day-long auction. Read on to see just how busy this February will be for us- and you!
Through February 28: Island Treasures
The annual island-wide treasure hunt for artesian glass orbs continues for a second month. As usual: Finders keepers! Visit jekyllisland.com for more information.
February 2 through March 3: “Coastal Art: A Different View”
Jekyll Island Art Association will host “Coastal Art: A Different View” at the Goodyear Cottage gallery. The gallery is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Visit jekyllislandartsassociation.org for more information.
February 3: “Coastal Art: A Different View” Reception
1 to 3 p.m., Goodyear Cottage
Jekyll Island Art Association will host the opening reception for its monthly exhibit, “Coastal Art: A Different View.” Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Visit jekyllartsassociation.org for more information.
February 4: Jekyll Island Citizens Association Monthly Meeting
2 to 3 p.m., Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church.
JICA will hold their monthly meeting. Visit jekyllcitizens.org.
February 12: Screening of “Change in the Wind”
7 p.m., Jekyll Island Convention Center
Jekyll Island will host a film screening of “A Change in the Wind,” with special guest Ambassador Andrew Young as part of its Black History Month celebration. Admission is free. For more information call 912.635.4036 or read the article in Beachscape, locations and online version here.
February 12: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop
2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Villa Ospo
Jekyll Island will host a sweetgrass basket weaving hands-on workshop as part of its Black History Month celebration. The workshop is $45 per person. Currently, the workshop is sold out but interested attendees can be placed on a wait list by calling 912.635.4036.
February 16: Jekyll Island Green Screen
5:30 p.m., Jekyll Island Convention Center
Jekyll Island and partner EcoFocus Film Festival will host a screening of the documentary, “Chasing Ice.” The screening will begin with an hour of cocktails and conversations, and be followed by a panel discussion with experts. Admission is free. For more information, visit the event web site here or check out this month’s Beachscape, locations and online version here.
February 17: “Art Inspired By Nature” Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Morgan Center
The annual art sale features works from local artists, with proceeds benefiting the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center. Admission is free. For more information, read the event blog here or check out this month’s Beachscape, location and online version here.
February 21: “Jubilee!”
7 p.m., Jekyll Island Museum
Jekyll Island will host a performance of “Jubille!”, a living history presentation which details the lives of black Army soldiers who arrived on Jekyll Island shortly after Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War. Admission is free. Currently, tickets are sold out but interested attendees can be placed on a wait list by calling 912.635.4036.