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Tonight is Gainesville’s monthly Artwalk: more than a dozen art galleries, studios and shops stay open late and offer free drinks, live music and a chance to meet artists. Walk around downtown to see the newest art exhibitions in Gainesville. Artwalk is from 7 to 10 p.m. George’s Meet and Produce (corner of SW 5th Ave and Main St) would be a good place to start; they’re showing at least seven local artists’ works.

Cuban-American artist Nereida Garcia-Ferraz‘s exhibition “Imagining of Place” also opens tonight. Her 39 paintings explore her sense of place and belonging as a Cuban refugee. Santa Fe’s jazz band will be there and Emiliano’s Cafe will provide free drinks and light snacks. The reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Fe College Gallery. If you can’t make it tonight, the exhibit is open through March 19.

On Saturday, the Harn Museum of Art will hold a Chinese New Year festival family day from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn how to make scrolls, watch a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and view the museum’s huge collection of Asian art. Children are welcome. On Sunday, the Harn Museum will host artist Holly Merton as she discusses and demonstrates beading in her lecture, “Beads and Beyond: Fashion and History in South Africa.” After the lecture, explore the museum’s newest exhibition on intricate African beadwork. 1 to 4 p.m. Free!

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One Response to “Art in Gainesville: Weekend Roundup”

  1. exitaiken says:

    Good blog. Makes me want to go there, even though I’m in Aiken, SC in horse country.

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