Joanelle Mulrain

Visit the Cultural Council’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop: ARTSee & Shop at the Town Center

Visit the Cultural Council’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop: ARTSee & Shop at the Town Center

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville comes to the St. Johns Town Center Looking for gorgeous, original, and one-of-a-kind creations for your home, office, or to add to your collection? Then, you’re in luck – find them now at the unique pop-up shop spanning two large storefronts at in the Town Center. The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s ARTSee & Shop is between Kirkland’s & Versona. Take time and bring a gang to shop. Stay for a performance or artist demonstration. “In my new role as Coordinator of Programming and Public Engagement, I am thrilled to be part of ARTSee & …

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Art Republic, Jacksonville, Florida, Downtown Art District, Jessica Santiago, Art (Re)Public, Downtown Jacksonville

ART REPUBLIC: The Creative Intervention invading Jacksonville’s Urban Core

THE WALLS Guest artists will begin to invade Jacksonville November 1 and 2, and begin to execute their mural designs in real-time. Walls featuring the Downtown Art District murals will include: FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Concierges will ensure a welcoming experience for all participating artists, including a Private Artist Lounge, city excursions to introduce each of them to Jacksonville, and a slew of events: DOWNTOWN ART DISTRICT From Jacksonville’s genesis as an early 20th century cultural destination for film and music, there is a move afoot to enhance and designate the as a nationally recognized Art District by visionary , founder of the non-profit …

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Cultural Council’s SPARK DISTRICT announces SPARK Grantees

  The Cultural Council has announced the 2016 SPARK District Grantees. These creatives were chosen from First Coast applicants who will receive specific funding for exciting art and cultural projects intended to activate and spark the Cultural Council’s Downtown SPARK District with temporary projects. This effort precedes the initial thrust of the upcoming Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Projects located along Hogan and Laura streets. Awardees include: Nicole Holderbaum, Visual Artist Jacksonville’s Youth Ignites the SPARK District Holderbaum will coordinate with other local artists and organizations to guide children and teens through painting themed murals. Her project is intended to promote a healthy lifestyle while engaging the whole community through the process of the resulting artwork. Jacksonville University Music …

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Sarah Crooks-Flaire Ornament on Display at President’s Park

A noted environmental artist and certified Florida Master Naturalist, Sarah Crooks-Flaire has created an ornament for the Holiday Display at President’s Park in Washington, DC, as part of the National Park Services’ National Park Foundation tribute to the upcoming National Park Centennial in 2016. The ornament display honors the holidays and the collective celebration of the 93rd lighting of the National Christmas Tree. The goal was to design an ornament to create a connection to and share the natural environment, culture, and history of our National Parks. Sarah expresses her deep sense of spiritual ecology and love of the natural …

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Jacksonville Artists FACE FORWARD

, an exhibit featuring 30 artists who present their interpretations of themselves through the use of various types of media for self-portraiture is now at the starting on October 1. Interior designer-artist , member of the Airport Arts Commission, issued a challenge to the 30 artists which has resulted in this hallmark show. “We wanted to create an exhibition that showcased the incredible breadth of talent in Northeast Florida. Challenging artists to do self-portraits creates an environment of introspection and thoughtfulness guaranteed to produce an enticing and provocative  show.” Artists were given a defined space to produce their self-portrait–a 24-inch square box–and …

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Doug Eng Streams South, Among Other Places in This World, Camera in Hand

Event: Doug Eng’s STREAMING SOUTH Location: Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, Art Gallery, 11901 Beach Blvd. Dates: Exhibit opens September 7 through September 16 The “nature of structures” and the “structure of nature”—it is, indeed, the intersection of the two that fine art photographer understands on multiple levels as he works from a personal base of structural engineering and software programming. Math and nature, twins. His discipline is the working relationship of his eye and camera with a laser focus on creating passion and interest in nature, her textures and rhythms, her …

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Fresh Seafood Market Guide

Fresh seafood is part of the culture here. No matter where you live, there’s a great place to buy seafood and have it cooked on-site to eat or bring it home for your own platter. Each of the many places to choose from has its own character and charm, as well as reputation for tastes. Some have been in operation for decades and continue to enjoy a fine reputation for safe, delicious seafood from our shores, as well as beyond. Here’s a quick trip around Jacksonville featuring just a few of the down-home and revered, mostly retail places which make …

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Crawdaddy’s: A look back!

Driving up to the front door, rustic wasn’t really the right word. It was old, seasoned barnwood and torn-off rusted whatevers nailed in every which way. It reminded me of a dilapidated tobacco warehouse you could find at the end of a country road in the Carolinas, yet evoked the essence of old Jacksonville. One of the most fascinating things about this space was the chicken coop full of chickens and roosters as one entered. started out as the place to be for fun, a relaxed country dining atmosphere on the river. Sure, there were no potatoes boiled in a …

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River City Brewing Company, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL, Lee Holt

River City Brewing Company – Southbank Brewery & Restaurant with a View

River City Brewing Company Jacksonville should rediscover a long-time brewery situated on the City’s snuggled between the and . River City Brewing Company features a nautical venue reflecting the maritime heritage of Jacksonville with expansive views of the city’s downtown skyline and the “river that runs north,” the St. Johns. Brewing is just a part of what they offer. On-site , , , and starts out a brew tasting with a view that’s hard to find. “We offer great riverfront dining,” says General Manager , a 14-year veteran of the restaurant, “and have hosted , , the Olsen twins and many …

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Friendship Fountain, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL

Friendship Fountain – Now Celebrating 50 Years!

Once the “World’s Lightest and Tallest Fountain”, Now Celebrating 50 Years! Since 1963, Jacksonville has enjoyed a signature fountain and park designed by the late, world-renowned architect , also designer of the , among other notable city buildings. Opening in 1965, and the are situated on the , where generations of families have enjoyed ambulating between the Main Street or bridge, which opened in 1957. The fountain, park, and bridge are the visual triumvirate architectural signatures which connect what was once known as South Jacksonville to Downtown. In the beginning, the fountain and park were made possible by a donation …

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april, 2022

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