Art Perspectives

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’s 38th Extravaganza 

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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’s 38th Extravaganza 

February 10, 2023  Plans are underway for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’s 38th Extravaganza, an evening of top student performances, showcases, and a hundred-piece gallery opening. It all takes place on February 10, Friday night at the Moran Theater in the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.      Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’s 38th Annual Extravaganza is an incredible showcase of art, creativity, and inspiration that is seen in the stellar performances of over 580 music, theater, dance, film, and...

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The Jacksonville Watercolor Society Welcomes Lorraine Watry 

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The Jacksonville Watercolor Society Welcomes Lorraine Watry 

January 31 – February 26  The Jacksonville Watercolor Society announces an early Spring Show to be held at the St. Augustine Art Association featuring Lorraine Watry as judge, guest artist at the monthly meeting, and instructor of our three-day workshop.       Lorraine is an award-winning watercolor artist and signature member of the National Watercolor Society, American Women Artists, and several other national and regional associations and societies.        She has worked with watercolor for...

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20th Gingerbread Extravaganza

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20th Gingerbread Extravaganza

December 8-27    The 20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza, hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society, will enthrall visitors of all ages as they ooh and aah over dozens of delectable gingerbread creations built by amateurs and professionals. The event includes decorated trees and a holiday shop. New this year: Kids Day, Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your holiday celebration won’t be complete without a visit. Dec. 8-27 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. Tickets required.  Old St. Andrew’s Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph...

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Treasure Hunt Mural  

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Treasure Hunt Mural  

December 10, 9 a.m.     The First Ever Treasure Hunt Mural is part art walk, part immersive puzzle, and part treasure hunt and is the brainchild of artist Jason Tetlak, who partnered with Future of Cities in the JacksInJax project. The interactive art project includes prizes along the way to finding the mural painted by the Guinness World Record-setting muralist. For extra clues, follow Tetlak on Instagram @jasontetlak. The first person or group to finish the game will get a unique prize. Follow the countdown...

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St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson

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St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson

Opens December 31      In the decades following the Civil War, photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) played a major role in shaping public perception of the American landscape. In the 1890s, Jackson was commissioned by Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad to produce a set of images to promote St. Augustine as a tourist destination. Today, Jackson’s photographs remain a remarkable record of turn-of-the century life in this historic city, offering a striking portrait of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine. “St. Augustine...

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20th Gingerbread Extravaganza

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20th Gingerbread Extravaganza

December 8-27    The 20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza, hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society, will enthrall visitors of all ages as they ooh and aah over dozens of delectable gingerbread creations built by amateurs and professionals. The event includes decorated trees and a holiday shop. New this year: Kids Day, Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your holiday celebration won’t be complete without a visit. Dec. 8-27 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. Tickets required.  Old St. Andrew’s Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph...

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Celebrate the Arts at the Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show

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Celebrate the Arts at the Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show

Nov. 19 & 20     The streets of historic downtown Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music, and entertainment during the 41st Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Described as one of Florida’s premier fine arts festivals, the art show draws 70,000 people to peruse the original artwork of over 200 of the nation’s most talented artists, enjoy continuous entertainment on three stages, and delight in a variety of international cuisine and classic festival fare. The festival...

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Lightner Local: Gail Beveridge —Embracing Nature

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Lightner Local: Gail Beveridge —Embracing Nature

Thru Sept. 21 A solo exhibition of works by Gail Beveridge is currently on display at the Lightner Museum in  St. Augustine as the next installment of Lightner Local. Titled “Embracing Nature,” the exhibition will showcase the beauty and diversity of our region’s natural landscapes. With support from the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation, Lightner Local was created last year to feature professional artists from Northeast Florida.  Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine, (904) 824-2874,...

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The Queen’s Cartoonists 

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The Queen’s Cartoonists 

Saturday, Sept. 10    EMMA Concert Association announces its 44th season   opener—The Queen’s Cartoonists will present a family-friendly show that features live music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation synchronized to video projections of the original films. The six band members from Queens, New York lead the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy. The concert is for everybody—regardless of age, gender, or familiarity with the concert hall.    Season...

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“What Lifts You Up?”

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“What Lifts You Up?”

Sept. 11 – Jan. 8, 2023     What helps you feel happy when you are having a bad day or going through    a difficult time? In other words, “What lifts you up?” This is the question Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) presented to 16 Wolfson Children’s Hospital pediatric patients. Under the guidance of AWAHIH artists-in-residence, the participating patients created artwork conveying what brings them joy. Each work of art features hot air balloons to symbolize rising above tough situations and elevating one’s mood and...

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