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Smaller Communities Attracting Young Artists Away From Big City Scenes

By on April 27th, 2015 | Last updated: April 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

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.

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Gainesville Locals Win $15,000 To Start Music Education Program

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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.

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Club Closure A Blow To Local Flow Arts Community

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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.

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North Central Florida Music Festival Returns At New Location After Hiatus

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

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.

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Patrons and Artists Pack Cedar Key for 51st Annual Fine Arts Festival

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

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.

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Artwalk Gainesville Gives Downtown an Artistic Feel

By on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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.

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Couple Travels North Central Florida Teaching Blues In Schools

By on March 27th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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.

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Gainesville Record Fair Brings Joy To Vinyl Enthusiasts

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The third Annual Gainesville Record Fair took place Sudnay at The Wooly in Downtown Gainesville. The fair featured 20 sellers and 25 tables.

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Bo Diddley Plaza Renovations Bring In New Era

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

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.

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Local Activists Bring Art Ventures To Gainesville

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

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.

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