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Vine Makes Celebrity Out Of Local Actor

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Gainesville resident Thomas Sanders has produced about 800 Vine videos and amassed an army of 5.8 million followers on the social app. Despite this new-found fame, Sanders is still an active member of the local community.

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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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GALLERY: Gainesville’s Weekend Arts Festivals

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

Explore the Santa Fe Community Arts Festival and Gainesville’s Viva Europe Festival.

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Celebrating all that’s Florida: performer Tom Shed previews Florida Folk Festival

By on May 24th, 2013 | Last updated: May 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm

A fiddle competition, banjo contest, and plenty of quintessential Florida food can be found at the 61st Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day weekend.

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Fifth Avenue Arts Festival celebrates musical legends

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

The 34th annual Fifth Avenue Arts Festival kicks off in Gainesville Friday evening. The event will feature dancers, musicians and poetry.

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Spring Arts Festival to honor local artist Lennie Kesl

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The festival will feature live performances and art exhibits in Gainesville’s downtown historic district.

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Arts benefit at P.K. Yonge to help provide student resources, funding

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

A special benefit fundraiser will be held Thursday to support the fund and creative arts at the school. The event will run from 5 p.m. to about 10 p.m., and will include visual art displays, student musical performances and refreshments.

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Tax referendum allows voters to decide on arts education

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A tax referendum on the November ballot allows Alachua County voters to decide whether to continue publicly funding arts and music programs in local schools.

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Nationally ranked Downtown Festival & Art Show to kickoff tonight

By on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Video story by Bailey Myers – WUFT-TV The 31st annual Downtown Festival & Art Show will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Bo Diddley Plaza with a free concert featuring University of Florida musicians. The event, which also takes […]

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