352Creates @ Lot 10 to Celebrate the Creative Spirit in All of Us
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to announce a major event that will take place in downtown Gainesville at Lot 10 (100 SW First Ave. in Gainesville) Friday, Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Free and open to the public, 352Creates @ Lot 10 will be an interactive and fun event featuring live music, a community sing-a-long, drum circle, hands-on art activities, spoken word by Gainesville poets and a variety of experiences that celebrate the creative spirit in all of us. As part of the activities, a brief ceremony will dedicate the completion of the 2015 phase of the spectacular 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative murals, many of which are on the sides of the buildings surrounding Lot 10. A “wall walk” of the 352walls in the vicinity will follow the 352Creates @ Lot 10 event at 7 p.m.
352Creates @ Lot 10 is part of the community-wide “day of artmaking” called 352Creates which is being spearheaded by the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program and with which PRCA is proud to join a distinguished list of collaborative presenters and hundreds of participants (if not more!). At its core, 352Creates will build community and make Alachua County the best and healthiest place it can be by challenging each and every one of us to take a moment (or more) on this day to engage in a creative activity. Studies have shown, and UF Health's world-class Arts in Medicine program has proved, that engagement in a creative activity can provide big health benefits.
352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative is a multi-year, signature tourism development initiative of VisitGainesville and an action step of the 352ArtsRoadmap, the community’s cultural plan. The 352walls encourage viewers to experience the art... its scale, dynamic imagery and the superb craftsmanship of a number of the world’s most accomplished muralists.
Promotional photos are available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/albums/72157662371566614.
Lot 10 is located at 100 SW First Ave. in Gainesville. For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-393-8532.