Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment
Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.
Local bands Flat Land and Bells and Robes and event company Phairground won $15,000 for music projects at the One Spark festival in Jacksonville. The group founded Future Music Makers Youth Enrichment Program, a project aimed at creating music programs in local schools.
Gainesville’s flow arts and electronic dance community respond to the closing of The Motor Room. The local club, which was best known for its dance nights, closed its doors after seven years.
After a three-year hiatus, Farm to Family Full Moon weekend music festival will return this year, just not in creator Don Applebaum’s backyard. Ellie Ray’s RV Resort & Lounge along the Santa Fe River will host the concert for local Florida musicians, vendors and residents.
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.
A Peruvian artist’s scrap metal rooster inspired local community activists to start a downtown art movement. The creators hope it will attract more locals to Gainesville’s art scene.