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Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music and entertainment during the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals. Presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), the festival draws a crowd of more than 80,000 visitors each year. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors can meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy live music and sample international cuisine.

The Downtown Festival & Art Show, a nationally-recognized event, helps Gainesville get in touch with its creative side. Since 1996, it has ranked among the top festivals in the nation. Visitors embrace the culture of more than 240 of the nation’s most talented artists, who showcase their original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Artisans compete for more than $20,000 in cash prizes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/1/2018
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The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center (1108 NW Seventh Ave.) announces the opening of the third installment of the Black Educators: Florida's Secret Social Justice Advocates 1920-1960 exhibit. The A. Quinn Jones Museum explores the theme "Lincoln High School: A Metaphor for Excellence." Visitors will be transported back to a time where black teachers created a nurturing learning environment that established Lincoln High School as the center for community pride. Actual documents will tell the tale of a world where no black student was left behind, and recordings will allow visitors to hear the voices of these educators, like A. Quinn Jones, who championed the fight for Black education in Alachua County.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the new RockPaperScissors - Playing with Material Change exhibition, which will run Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 – Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. An opening reception will take place Friday, Sept. 28 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The event includes a musical performance by blues and soul band The Ramblin’ Mutts.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center announce the opening of The View from Paradise – The Paintings of Alyne Harrisat the Historic Thomas Center in The Doris Bardon Gallery Friday, May 25. An opening reception to honor the artist will take place from 7-10 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/25/2018

Join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an artist application for the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. Recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, more than 240 artists will display original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography in historic downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $20,000 in cash prizes. Applications for the Downtown Festival & Art Show are available upon request at 352-393-8536 or online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. The application deadline is Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/24/2018
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The Southwest Downtown Parking Garage (105 SW Third St.) is participating in the April 27 Artwalk Gainesville between 7-9 p.m. A number of artists have painted murals in the parking garage, which will be showcased during the event. Gainesville partnered with the Urban Revitalization Project to create an open air museum within the garage for patrons and the public to view art in a new way. New murals by Maria Delvs, Monty Welt, Alix Mathia and Alexander Venable can be viewed, while live musical performances by Pishima Calloway and DJ King Bada will be heard. Radha’s Kitchen will have vegan food available for purchase.

Admission is free and open to the public, so bring your family and friends to see the wonderful new additions to the garage. To see all the participants of this month's Artwalk Gainesville, visit www.artwalkgainesville.com. Information on the Urban Revitalization Project is available at www.URProject.org.

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