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Come to Jacksonville tomorrow evening for the revival of the Art Amble!

Friday, May 27 from 5 – 7 pm, 26 participating Jacksonville merchants will host local artist members of Jacksonville’s Art Presence for this newly reinstituted monthly event! Join them for receptions which may include (depending on the individual venue) shopping, wine tasting, dinner, cocktails and coffee, as well as a feast for the eyes created by  the collective of distinguished local talent represented by Art Presence!

Look for golden pennants identifying participating venues…Brochures with location, maps and artists will also be available throughout town. Elan Gallery, Oregon Street Gallery, Jacksonville Barn Co, Corks Wine Bar, La Fiesta, Apple Cellar Bakery, Good Bean, La Boheme, The Jacksonville Company, Terra Firma, Willowcreek, Karmic Creations, LodeStar, South Stage Cellars, Jacksonville Mercantile, The Creator’s Gallery, The Candy Shoppe, Jacksonville Inn, The Crown Jewel, Trolley Stop Antiques, Blue Door Garden Store, Farmhouse Treasures, Carefree Buffalo, The Pot Rack, MacLevin’s, Bella Union & Elaine Witteveen’s Gallery.


The Art Presence Mission is “To encourage and develop a growing and superior art presence in the City of Jacksonville, to provide venues for artists which will enhance their work and encourage patronage, and to work with the Jacksonville merchants to promote a variety of outstanding events and displays to draw more visitors to downtown, to inspire and educate and provide additional beauty to our city.”

Cheryl Garcia's Metal Sculpture, Reconciliation

Cheryl Garcia’s Metal Sculpture, Reconciliation

The following locations will host the work of one or more Art Presence artists:
South Stage Cellars – Cheryl D. Garcia
GoodBean Coffee Company – Mae Wygant
Jacksonville Mercantile – Katharine Gracey
Bella Union – Anne Brooke Hawkins
Terra Firma – Bill Stanton, Alx Fox
Jacksonville Barn Co – Dianne Jean Erickson
Corks/La Fiesta court – Dianne Jean Erickson
Apple Cellar Bakery – Elaine Frenett
Carefree Buffalo – Danna Tartaglia, Ron Moore
Oregon Street Gallery – Steve & Sue Bennett
LodeStar – Peter Coons, Jannie Ledard, Alice LaMoree
Jacksonville Inn – Betty Barss, Charlotte Peterson
The Blue Door- Marilyn Hurst
MacLevin’s – Jeff Levin, Katy Cauker

Baja, acrylic on canvas by Mae Wygant

Baja, by Mae Wygant

These Jacksonville businesses are participating in the Art Amble by remaining open after hours. Some will also have art on display by artists who are not Art Presence members:

Élan Gallery – exhibiting the work of resident artist Gabriel Mark Lipper
Creator’s Gallery – exhibiting the work of their own member artists
Crown Jewel – exhibiting the work of Suzanne Etienne
Trolley Stop Antiques
Farmhouse Treasures
The Pot Rack
La Bohème
Jacksonville Company

For more information
about Art Presence, visit their listing at SOAR for contact information.


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