To push students to be more creative while facing a lack of funds, Marion County created the “Kids’ License Tag Art” program. Fifth-grade students design the plates with whatever they can think of, unless given a specific topic by their teacher. The best designs are featured in the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala. Each school’s art teacher picks the five best pieces, and from that pool a committee chooses which two from each school are most worth displaying. In addition to raising money and teaching students art techniques, the program introduces students to the concept of creating a product that they can eventually sell.
Fundraiser Drives Marion County Elementary School Students to Create License Plate Art
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Cedar Key held its 51st annual Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival this past Saturday and Sunday, and experienced a large turnout from supporting counties and out-of-state visitors. The Festival showcased a number of different arts including jewelry, photography, wood making, and mixed media.
During Artwalk Gainesville, art and sculptures filled the streets around downtown Gainesville. The event provided visitors the opportunity to purchase different art and paintings while they visited the venues.
Gainesville couple Mark and Barbara Armbrecht travel North Central Florida to teach the blues in schools. Their work is a part of a blues society program aiming to spread blues education to school children.
The third Annual Gainesville Record Fair took place Sudnay at The Wooly in Downtown Gainesville. The fair featured 20 sellers and 25 tables.
Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville is closing Sunday for renovations. The renovations are expected to last one year and will include additions to the performance area, a new café, an informational kiosk and relocating an existing bus stop.