Thousands of people gathered in downtown Gainesville last weekend to partake in the 36th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show.
The festival featured unique work from artists who came from around the nation to display their material. Painters, ceramicists, sculptors and an abundance of other creative artists were present for the show.
A variety of food vendors filled the streets. Nonprofit organizations also spread awareness about their charities. The festival included activities for children such as live shows and painting.
From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."