Although a government shutdown may prevent North Central Florida from visiting National Parks, there are many events going on in Gainesville this weekend to fill the void. Activities include everything from a healthy horses conference at UF’s large animal hospital and a native plant sale at Morningside Nature Center to a surgial robot showcase at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s north lawn. One of the biggest events outside of the Orange and Blue game is the 42nd Annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival. WUFT-FM’s Natalie Beigel spoke with Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival coordinator Kathryn Lehman about some of the highlights.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SFSpringsArts.mp3]
“It’s not a great time for the arts in general,” said Julie Campitelli of the Hippodrome State Theatre.