Festivals

One Spark Creator-Snyder Memorial

Snyder Memorial

Within a block of you can find books at the and , and an enormous variety of artworks at the ,  and. What’s missing? One Spark creator Amplify, Inc., seeks to transform the long-unoccupied Snyder Memorial Church at the corner of Laura and Monroe Streets into a temple of music. Their vision calls for practice and training spaces, a recording studio and the main performance space. If Amplify meets their $25,000 goal they intend to earmark those funds into designing a full-on capital campaign to raise enough to renovate and preserve this downtown landmark.

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One Spark Creator-Fuse Fair Trade

Bre Tivvis has traveled the world since graduating from . She is a trained RYT yoga teacher, and has had experience in various programs offered in Mexico, Maryland, and Florida. In 2011, her humanitarian work began when she raised $5K to go to, where she helped to build a community center in , the second largest slum in Africa. The following year, she raised $20K with her “Off the Matt, End of the World” event, which raised the funds she needed to go to India. No grass grows under her feet. Bre researched nonprofits around the world to see how …

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One Spark Creator-Norman Studios

Miles from downtown, in Arlington, the interests of culture and historic preservation intersect again in the effort to save . In the 1920s Jacksonville was America’s film capital. Five buildings that were a part of Richard Norman’s studio complex are all that remain of that era. Norman Studios also bears the distinct significance of being one of the first film production companies to feature African American actors in positive, non-stereotypical roles. At  (121 W. Forsyth St. Suite 30B) representatives of the nonprofit organization working to preserve Jacksonville’s film heritage will be on hand spreading the word about Norman Studios and …

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WHAT’S BREWING

Feel that? It’s the feeling of spring. Forget the fact we had some bone-chilling weather in late March–it’s time to look forward to springtime beers! This is an exciting season for craft beer lovers. It’s much like legendary Hall of Fame baseball player, Rogers Hornsby, said, “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring”. Saisons, sours and lambics are traditionally featured during the spring and are the source for a lot of excitement. The anticipation of warmer months and these styles …

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One Spark Creator: Marine Science Educational Cruises

There’s no better way to learn about the ocean, river, or the water cycle than being directly on the water. The idea to bring a marine science educational vessel to Jacksonville might seem superfluous, but we don’t actually have anything like this in our city. We could benefit vastly. While  recently launched its “Larkin R/V” in the St. Johns River for graduate students from the , this One Spark project would likely give the opportunity to kids of all ages and students from local public and private schools.  is not only Captain of the in , but he is a …

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creators at one spark – a transformation

One Spark is in the air and so is TRANSFORMATION! This 5-day, crowdfunding festival may appear to be a capital-raising event on the surface, but it is much more. Underneath looms a powerful movement for personal transformation that is inspiring the next generation of leaders to rise up, dream big, and ‘be the change they seek for the world.’ Have you ever been in the presence of someone who was fully in their bliss and glowing around the edges? It was as if they could take on the world and move mountains through sheer will and determination. This is what …

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ONE SPARK CREATOR-AquaJax Aquarium

How does a giant, 150,000-square-foot, world-class aquarium on the Northbank waterfront, formerly known as The Shipyards, in Downtown sound?  has partnered with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and they want you to come by and visit them at -–don’t miss this One Spark Creator project-–it could change Jacksonville for good! First, go to www.aquajax.net and dream along with these visionaries. AquaJax is an advocacy group with ideas to enhance the prosperity, growth, and revenues of Jacksonvillians. This is their first project, and they are dogged to make it happen. They envision docking space for a river taxi, air boats, replicas …

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One Spark Creator-The Girls Gone Green

There are few projects with the ability to capture so many great causes: environment, animals and health. The  have been growing strong here in Jacksonville for more than 5 years, but the group is ready to move to the next level. After establishing successful local campaigns like , , , and , the Girls now want to build regionally with a conference on animal/environment/food issues right here in Jacksonville. A regional conference of this kind could put Jacksonville on the map for all the right reasons, building on the great things we have to offer here in our city. “Becoming …

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One Spark Creator – GASTROFEST 2015

Have you heard about  2015? It’s a  project with the hefty aspiration of creating a food and beer festival that will bring national attention and (over)due respect to our evolving food and craft beer scene.  (EU Jacksonville’s Food Editor) is the creative mastermind behind this project. While still early in its genesis, the mission is to create a very inclusive festival that celebrates our local talent, from fine dining to farmers, and everything in between. For the inaugural year, the festival will be a single day event, but will eventually grow into a multi-day experience. The core of the festival …

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eating at one spark

ONE SPARK FOOD VILLAGE This year, the One Spark Food Village will be a hotspot with food options, seating, and entertainment. All this creative energy will get you hungry, so the  will be on hand to nourish your day and delight your palates. Gourmet food from, , , , and will be available. Food trucks will also be on hand for more casual food. Other food vendors in the dining district include these delicious options: , , , ,  Food Truck, , , , , and . Food vendors will span two blocks of Laura Street between Adams Street and …

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