WUFT News

Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Cosplayers Take Anti-bullying Initiative To Next Level

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Longtime Gainesville cosplayer Erin McConnell is spearheading a Facebook initiative called “Heroes United Against Cosplay Bullying,” which encourages cosplayers — costume role-playes — to combat cyberbullying.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Record Label Expands As Owners Share Company

By on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm

A local record label got its start relying on a bus that uses vegetable oil for fuel. Elestial Sound is now expanding into a warehouse in Waldo.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Faire Characters Share Medieval Hoggetowne Tales

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm

The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will feature merchants and artisans beginning on Saturday to deliver what one man calls a truly magical and authentic experience. The Faire will take place at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Jan. 24 through 25 and Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ocala Artisan’s Puppets Carved Up For Adoption at Medieval Fairs

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Local artisan Bob Walker plans to sell his lifelike puppets at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville on Saturday. He and his team, Midsummer Knight’s Dream, make and sell these “Woodbabies” at various fairs throughout the year.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fundraiser Drives Marion County Elementary School Students to Create License Plate Art

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm

By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Local, Video | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Local Nursery Helps People Connect Back to Home

By on January 1st, 2015 | Last updated: December 23, 2014 at 10:44 am

Edible Plant Project is a nursery in Gainesville that provides seeds and plants for people to grow. Some of their plants come from foreign countries. EPP most recently decided to provide cooking classes, so that people could learn about these plants and their special uses. EPP sells plants at the Union Street Farmers’ Market every second Wednesday of the month.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Hawthorne Prepares For Annual Christmas Festival

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

Hawthorne will host its annual Christmas Festival and parade on Saturday, and President of Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce Donna Boles is working to finish the yearly planning.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pictures: Thousands Attend 33rd Gainesville Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The 33rd Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists, musicians, food vendors and attendees to the streets of downtown Gainesville this weekend.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pictures: FEST 13

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Independent music festival FEST celebrated its 13th year this weekend in downtown Gainesville.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ocala Symphony Orchestra Renovates Old Auditorium

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is renovating the City Auditorium and renaming it The Reilly Arts Center. The renovations are part of the “Reinvent Tuscawilla Park” project, which aims to attract more people to the community.

Arts and Entertainment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments