Blues Pioneers Poster Exhibition

Twentieth century Blues musicians made major contributions to the country’s muscial landscape with this Southern musical style that included work songs, spirituals, shouts and chants in simple rhymed narrative ballads.  This collection of recognizable blues artists includes BB King, Muddy Waters, Billie Holliday and many others are depicted in the collection of colorful illustrations in unique folk art posters.

The exhibit is located at the Thomas Center Mezzainine Gallery and runs through September 7, 2013. Hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Phone 352-334-5067.  Admission is FREE of charge.

The Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery, 302 NE Sixth Avenue – Gainesville, FL 32601

44th Spring Arts Festival

Spring arts festival

Color your life with art because spring has arrived when artists and fine craftsmen booths line NE First Street in downtown Gainesville.  Local artists are joined by fellow artists from all over the country to showcase a vast range of mediums, styles and techniques in two dimensional and three dimensional art.  This much anticipated family friendly festival features two stages for continuous music and a variety of performing arts.  Children will delight with the activities just for them.  The festival offers tasty foods and treats to satisfy your taste buds.

Festival Times: Saturday, April 6, 9:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday, April 7, Noon – 5:30pm

Location: NE First Street in downtown Gainesville between NE 2nd & 8th Avenues

Music at the festival:

Jazz Concerts: at the Thomas Center – 302 NE 6th Avenue – FREE                        Saturday – April 6 Noon – 2pm and Latin Jazz from 5pm – 8:30pm

Gainesville Pops Concert: at First United Methodist Church on NW First Street – FREE  Saturday, April 6th at 3pm