PRCA News

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/28/2015
Kicking off this year’s “Free Fridays” concert series on Friday, Aug. 7 is Little Jake Mitchell and The Soul Searchers, featuring old school blues and rhythm and blues artist Jake Mitchell.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/16/2015
Following a yearlong process that engaged thousands of citizens, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) presented the 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan for Gainesville and Alachua County to the Gainesville City Commission during the afternoon portion of today’s City Commission meeting. After the presentation, the Gainesville City Commission formally adopted the 352ArtsRoadmap as the strategic plan for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, and made a referral to the Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Public Works Committee to look at departmental staffing reductions resulting from the most recent economic downturn. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department serves as the designated Local Arts Agency for Gainesville and Alachua County. In June 2014, with support from a State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs grant and the services of Mataraza Consulting, the department formally launched the process to update the city and county’s 2004 Cultural Plan. Over the next year, it enlisted the input of 3,197 residents through: a 122-person Steering Committee led by community leader and Honorary Chair Marilyn L. Tubb and co-chaired by former City Commissioner Lauren Poe and County Commissioner Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson; numerous focus groups and community dialogues across the county; an afternoon-long planning summit attended by 104 people and online surveys for artists, arts organizations and the general public which secured 2,788 responses.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
6/18/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2015 “Free Fridays” concert series season schedule. The public is invited to join us for our annual series of free, family-friendly concerts in downtown Gainesville.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/20/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is happy to announce the promotion of John Weber to Parks Manager. Weber will be responsible for managing a staff more than 20 employees that make up the Park Operations team. This team also utilizes a supervised inmate crew to assist with many of our repetitive labor tasks. Some of the responsibilities of the Parks Operations Division include the care and upkeep of city-owned athletic fields, the playground safety inspection program, landscape maintenance in city parks and medians and maintenance of the irrigation systems within the city parks system.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/20/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce that Russell Etling has accepted the position as the Cultural Affairs Manager. Etling was selected from a regional and national search that totaled 84 applicants.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/20/2014
Gainesville Art in Public Places Trust has released the Call to Artists for the Main Street Artscape temporary art installation, a joint project of the City of Gainesville Public Works Department and the Gainesville-Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/31/2014
Join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an artist application for the 33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
1/14/2014
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is now accepting applications for the 2014-2016 grant periods.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
1/8/2014
The Thomas Center Galleries invite the community to the opening reception for the A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante exhibition Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. The reception will be followed by a concert at 7 p.m. featuring popular local singer-songwriter Ricky Kendall and his friends. Both events are free and open to the public. The A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante exhibit will be on display in the Main Gallery Jan. 10-Mar. 22, 2014.
 


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