Art & Culture Features

Purifying Spirit of Local Distilleries

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Purifying Spirit of Local Distilleries

Necessity is the mother of invention, states the proverb. In the midst of this unprecedented 2020 pandemic, it is more hand sanitizer that is needed and it is distilleries that are inventing new production methods. St. Augustine Distillery was one of the first nationwide distilleries to have stepped up to the innovative challenge.

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Creative Activism

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Creative Activism

Chris Flagg’s award-winning watercolors shape a vision for our city

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The History of Riverside Avondale

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The History of  Riverside Avondale

From Dell’s Bluff to A Great American Neighborhood

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Razing Jacksonville

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Razing Jacksonville

Buildings that rose from the ashes of Jacksonville’s Great Fire of 1901 are now in danger of being destroyed.

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Building Hope for Hope Town

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Building Hope for Hope Town

Jacksonville Beach construction firm FaverGray has a thirty-year connection with Hope Town, Elbow Cay. Since the late ’80s, FaverGray co-founders James Gray and Keith Faver, along with The Bailey Group’s President and CEO, Mark Bailey, have traveled to Hope Town, creating “cherished memories with the heart and soul of the island – the people,” says Gray. The trio shares a home on the island and has built long-lasting friendships with 6th generation Bahamians. 

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Coin Artists — America’s Storytellers

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Coin Artists — America’s Storytellers

Local artist Matt Swaim is chosen for the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program

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The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

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The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery visits the Boca Raton Museum of Art

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St. Augustine: A Cultural Tapestry

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St. Augustine: A Cultural Tapestry

St. Augustine is a treasure trove of arts, culture and heritage woven together in a fine and colorful tapestry. Traveling just thirty minutes from Jacksonville, you are transported in both time and place, far from the hustle and stress of digital life.

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Flipping The Flop

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Flipping The Flop

Ocean Sole Africa helps Kenyan artists create sculptures from their beaches’ biggest menace — flip-flops

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An Affinity for Oysters

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An Affinity for Oysters

Oysters have played an important role in human civilization for thousands of years, even here in Northeast Florida. When the first Europeans arrived along the First Coast in the 1500s, oysters were already a substantial part of the diet enjoyed by local Timucua. Evidence is clearly visible in the remarkable number of oyster middens (large mounds of discarded oyster shells) that dot the coastline. 

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