7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) with many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating,
7:00: Cuba: Collier and Reyes, Black C Art Gallery, featuring Ani Collier, and Nancy Reyes Suarez, 201 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 111. Join the Black C Art Gallery for Artwalk Gainesville and tour our new exhibit. This exhibit showcases digital collage works of Havana by Ani Collier alongside paintings by Cuban artist, Nancy Reyes Suarez. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30: Master of the Sea, 'Debussey's Le-Mer' Concert, Gainesville Orchestra, SFC Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. The soothing strains of Claude Debussy's La Mer. The piece premiered in 1905 and was quickly associated with the Impressionist Movement in Art. Debussy suggests the majesty of the sea in three moods.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY:
Flyin' West, Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
10:30: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby: Active St. Alliance, Depot Park, 200 SE Dept. Ave., Downtown. The Active Streets Alliance is the southeast's only kinetic sculpture derby highlighting areas of cultural and natural beauty in Alachua County. Kinetic Sculptures are human powered works of art custom built for the derby. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
11:00: The Art of Jacob Lawrence, Community Kick-Off, Samuel P. Harn Musuem of Art, Celebrate the opening of "History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence" with an afternoon full of art-making activities, tours, photo-ops, music, performances and free food. Visitors of all ages can explore the vibrant, colorful works by influential American artist Jacob Lawrence who recorded historical events of African-American life as well as vivid observations of dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: Daughters of Sweet Waters: Oshun in Florida, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Presented by Marlowe Moore Fairbanks with video footage by Lesley Gamble, Springs Eternal Project. This free Dance workshop and the live performance is an Exploration of Spiritual Ecology through African Orisha Traditions. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: Reggae Sunday with The Easy Crew, Depot Park, 200 SE Dept. Ave. Downtown. The Easy Crew brings the finest Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Rub A Dub, & Dancehall Music to The Boxcar @ Depot. pizza & bar snacks available.