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
The Rosa B. Williams Center will be home to a high-energy, music-driven experience of high-fashion hair design and photography during Friday night’s Artwalk, which will take place at two dozen downtown venues.
A new program called JUMPSTarts, based at the city’s renovated Rosa B. Williams Center, is intended to get interested people — young and old — involved in various styles of participatory dance. Continue reading
A new exhibit, UNCONTAINABLE | Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement, sheds a whole new light on an art style that has its roots in graffiti and hip hop. The show opens Friday at the Thomas Center Galleries.