Tag Archives: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA Jacksonville)

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The 21 Most Instagrammed Places in Jacksonville

The Instagram app, without a doubt, has been the driving force behind the revival of photography over the past 5 years. Sure, there’s the rise of the smartphone camera giving us the ability to take photos at any moment—nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket—but the inspiration among today’s masses to take more pictures and have people actually see them, comes from Instagram, or “IG” for short. There’s something going on inside the walls of Instagram that you just can’t find on Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps it’s the simple interface, along with the near non-existence of sharp everyday scrutiny, …

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Downtown Developments in 2016

Downtown Jacksonville is no longer on the verge, but is actually undergoing a transformation. This transformation is not a rapid one, but rather the thoughtful type of renewal that it has long needed. It’s understandable if you’re cynical about it. Jacksonvillians have long heard mayoral campaign promises about downtown, but the banter has only served to turn optimism into what feels like an end-of-the-rainbow type hunt—but even the most avid skeptic can’t ignore the seeds that have begun to sprout. Downtown’s has become one of the city’s landmark recurring events. is making strides with regular events and has become a …

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Tickets for Christmas

Give the gift of experience! Tickets are the gift that keeps on giving and create a lasting memory whether it’s a season pass to a museum or theatre or tickets to a concert or family-friendly event. There are plenty of options for every budget and every age. It’s a perfect alternative for that hard-to-buy-for person. There’s the upside of treating yourself, perhaps, as well as the kid who’s primed for an introduction to the symphony or the gift of spending more time with someone special. And there’s the joy of delayed gratification counting down the days until that outing rolls …

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Downtown Jacksonville, FL, Father's Day, Downtown Vision, DVI

Father’s Day, A Day for Dads in #DTJax

[avatar user=”Downtown Vision Inc.” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”http://downtownjacksonville.org/blog/2015/06/16/a-day-for-dads-in-dtjax/” target=”_blank” /] By Kristina Aviles, DVI Intern Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still figuring out what to do for your dad, look no further! has so much to offer for the wide variety of sporty, artsy or chocolate lovin’ dads out there: For the sports fan: Buy your dad some baseball tickets and take the whole family down to the ballpark, grab a hotdog and cheer on the Jacksonville Suns. For football fans, take your dad out to watch the Jacksonville Sharks or buy your tickets early for the Jacksonville …

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A Rookie Plans for One Spark: An All-Inclusive Guide for First Timers at One Spark

Taking place in Downtown Jacksonville from April 7th through the 12th, the third annual One Spark is the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival. The festival acts as a platform for Creators to showcase their projects and ideas in the categories of Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Technology, and Social Good. Festival attendees are then given the opportunity to contribute directly to the Creator Projects, vote for the Project to receive a portion of $350k and learn and discover new ideas from all those participating in the festival. Now that everyone is well aware of what One Spark is exactly, let’s …

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Angela Glajcar for MOCA Jacksonville’s Project Atrium

German artist Angela Glajcar is the twelfth artist to be featured in MOCA Jacksonville’s Project Atrium series. Her signature, large-scale paper floating sculpture was commissioned specifically for MOCA Jacksonville’s towering Atrium Gallery. On view until June 28th, this is Glajcar’s second largest sculpture in the United States and, taking advantage of the verticality of ’s atrium, the first that she has ever created by stacking her oversized paper forms. Arguably best known for her staggering installations of hand-torn sheets of heavy white paper, Glajcar insists that air, light, and movement are the most crucial elements within her astonishing creations. Juxtaposing …

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GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

GastroFest Brings Thousands of Diners Downtown

Foodies Unite Cook it, brew it, bake it, and they will come. During our first annual , held March 21st in , Jacksonville came hungry and left happy. First, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and people who donated to our initial campaign; without you there would not have been an event. We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to every single attendee, vendor, venue, and volunteer who helped make this dream a reality. Our goal at is to put Jacksonville on the culinary map, all while educating people on food history and culture, and GastroFest …

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MOCA is NOW

MOCA is NOW at This Year’s One Spark

One Spark 2015 is officially kicking off on Tuesday, April 7th, and Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art will be celebrating with “MOCA is NOW,” unleashing a year’s worth of programming in just six days, with dozens of innovative mini-programs that will help visitors discover and appreciate contemporary art. There will be lots of chances to interact and win prizes, and the best part is that it’s all free – including admission! Additionally, hours will be extended, with the museum open 11am – 9pm April 7-11 and 11am-5pm April 12. Located in the heart of the festivities, Jacksonville will be the …

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“Big Block” Play at Hemming Park’s New Imagination Playground

Hemming Park unveils Imagination Playground, a giant, mobile play set that unlocks the limits of imagination of children, young and old. Imagination Playground is big block play; an innovative mobile equipment system that will transform the park into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and fun! It is child-directed and open-ended. Jacksonville has a new home for imagination at . In addition to , children will have the opportunity to create a community mosaic outside city hall, hula hoop, get their faces painted, take a yoga class, and take photos in a mobile photo booth. Fun 4 …

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GastroFest 2015 Schedule of Events & Tastings! March 21st, Hemming Park 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Welcome to GastroFest; we hope you are excited! This program of events will give you the details on what is happening, when, and where throughout the day. Our goal is to bring you tastes from around the First Coast, expert speakers, chef demos, kids’ activities and more! So get out there and try some of the finest cuisine Jacksonville has to offer – and don’t forget to use #GastroFest2015 and #321GastroFest! What are Taste Tickets, how do they work, and where do I get them? Taste Tickets will be your currency during . Each Taste Ticket costs $1 and, on …

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