The word’s getting out. Jacksonville is a city full of art and culture, and publications all over town are writing about it.
In the last year, there has been an explosion of public art in Jacksonville and its finally starting to get the attention it deserves. Beyond our wonderful arts and business magazine, ARBUS, and publications such as EU Magazine and Folio Weekly, who are known for highlighting events going on in the city, there’s been a lot of buzz going on, lately, in other newspapers.
Most recently, an editorial in The Florida Times-Union exclaimed, "New public art is going up all over town". The article refers to the “Song of the Skink,” an interactive sculpture installed at Cuba Hunter Park, that is part of the Art in Public Places Program. It goes on to extol the recent additions from Art Republic. From the inspiring and poignant mosaics at the Jesse Ball DuPont Center that pay homage to Jacksonville rich African American history, to the murals created by nationally and locally renown artists, throughout the urban core. To be sure, Art Republic is a force in the Jacksonville public art arena. Click here to read the article and learn more.
Another publication that has been hugely supportive of the arts in the Jacksonville communities is the Resident Community News. This month’s edition of the Resident is full of art related news, with articles highlighting a new public art sculpture, the latest murals around town and how they reflect a city's identity, The Cultural Council’s Arts Award winners, our pre-awards cocktail party and virtual event, and news about our new interim director. Click here to read the entire issue.
We want to say a huge thank you to these publications, and those not mentioned here, who value the impact of the arts in our community and make it a priority to help tell the story of our city’s talent and spread the word to their audiences of all Jacksonville has to offer.