Arts & Culture

Jacksonville Special Events May 2011

Movies in the Park

May 6

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants. Music and kids lawn games will keep moviegoers busy before each show. Vendors will also sell concessions onsite. Movie: The Wizard of Oz.

 

Jacksonville Special Events April 2011

Movies in the Park

April 8, 15 and 29

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants.  April 8 – Cars, April 15 – The Neverending Story, April 29 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Discount for 5 Browns Tickets This Week

Riverside Fine Arts concludes its 17th season of diverse musical offerings with  The 5 Browns on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM at Jacoby Symphony Hall at Jacksonville's Times Union Center.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Unveils New Public Art at JAX

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission are proud to present SKY BRIDGES, an aerial sculpture and the 13th addition to the JAA permanent art collection.

SKY BRIDGES, by artists Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, is now hanging from the ceiling of JAX’s newly renovated connector bridge. The aerial sculpture works with the architecture of the connector bridge to amplify the natural light in the bridge’s skylight areas. The arcs in the work relate to the air flight paths of take offs and landings and the structure is reminiscent of the many bridges which are landmarks in the Jacksonville area.  The forms literally float in the space by multiple thin suspension cables fanned toward the upper skylight beams.

City of Jacksonville Presents Commemorative Poster for 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

City of Jacksonville Presents Commemorative Poster for 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

The City of Jacksonville is proud to present the commemorative poster for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  Each year, the City of Jacksonville chooses original artwork that is converted into the commemorative poster and as well as other promotional pieces. More than 140 entries were received for consideration.

This year’s painting, “Drop’n the Groove,” was created by local artist Pamela Miller who uses bright, rich and bold colors to interpret music through shapes in a groovy place surrounded by palm trees and blue skies. Funky, flowing shapes hit the notes in this abstract painting.

Riverkeeper and Toyota Farm to Table Tour at Riverside Arts Market this Saturday

Riverkeeper and Toyota Farm to Table Tour at Riverside Arts Market this Saturday

Riverside Arts Market’s (RAM) River Day is this Saturday, March 12. In conjunction, The Toyota Farm to Table Tour will make the first stop of its nationwide tour at RAM. The day will focus on the positive social, economic and ecological impact of the St. John’s River on Jacksonville as well as emphasize the value of locally produced and distributed food.

Jacksonville Symphony Guild Designer Showhouse 2011 to feature Avondale Gift Boutique

A variety of fund-raising events to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be held during the 2011 Designer Showhouse.  The Showhouse, located at 9433 Coxwell Lane in Jacksonville, will be open to the public from Saturday, April 2 until Sunday, April 24.  All events take place on the 17-acre property.