Gainesville’s third annual Music and Arts Festival for Social Change will feature comedy, film, panels, poetry, virtual reality and a variety of music, culminating with Benjamin Booker in concert on Friday night at Bo Diddley Plaza. Continue reading
The play from Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, opening this week at the Actors’ Warehouse, offers a glimpse into the life of the playwright’s great-grandmother at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading
The Thomas Center Galleries opens a fascinating exhibit during this month’s Artwalk that examines the paintings, prints and life of Louise Leak, whose finest work was found in a California garage almost 40 years after her tragic death. Continue reading
On this Thanksgiving Day, there’s so much to be thankful for, including a young girl whose spirit lives on in the form of a song she helped write through Shands’ Arts in Medicine program. Continue reading
Organizers of the 36th annual Downtown Festival & Art Show handed out $20,000 in judges’ prizes to more than 20 artists on a weekend that drew enthusiastic crowds to the streets of downtown Gainesville.
The busiest weekend of the year in downtown Gainesville involves 240 artists from across the U.S. and beyond, while attracting crowds in the tens of thousands. Artist Peter Carolin said he savors every minute of the two-day visual “feast.”
The Florida Theater Conference is recognizing Lauren Warhol Caldwell with a Lifetime Achievement Award in professional theater later this week during a ceremony at Santa Fe College. Her colleagues agree that the honor is well-deserved. Continue reading
The latest exhibit at the Thomas Center Galleries celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ book that helped put the rural Alachua County community of Cross Creek on the literary map. Continue reading