Gainesville is the cultural capital of north central Florida. Dance, music, theatre, visual arts, historical preservation, and folklore are an integral part of our community with exciting, dynamic arts and cultural events and festivals held year round. The University of Florida augments the local cultural scene through numerous student and faculty exhibits, performances, concerts, and recitals. Residents and visitors alike revel in the abundance of cultural riches, including one of the largest and best-equipped university art museum facilities in the country, north central Florida's only professional theatre, a professional orchestra, a nationally-recognized dance company, the largest natural history museum in the southeast, a performing arts center offering world-class entertainment, numerous art galleries, multiple community theatre groups, and a wealth of musicians and musical styles.

The quaint, rural and historical communities of Alachua, High Springs, Micanopy, and Waldo beckon you to leave the present far behind by wandering down their quiet streets lined with trees dripping Spanish moss. And four Historic Districts in Gainesville, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reveal Florida's architectural styles from 1880 through the 1920s.

In Alachua County we take tremendous pride not only in our first-rate visual and performing arts facilities but in the creative spirit that brings them to life. Visual and performing artists infuse our communities with energy — creating, challenging, delighting, provoking, but always entertaining their audience.

Dance:
American Racket (Professional Clogging Company)
Dance Alive National Ballet   
Dance Gainesville
Dance Theatre of Santa Fe
Danscompany of Gainesville 
Floridance
Gainesville Ballet Theatre
Gainesville Independent Winter Guard
Greenwood Morris Dancers and the Maypole
Lavern Porter Dance Company
Society for the Preservation of Oriental - Folkloric Dance & Culture
Sahnobar Dance Ensemble
UF School of Theatre and Dance 
     Dance in a Suitcase

Visual Arts:
Art on Exhibit
Cofrin Gallery at Oak Hall
Focus Gallery
Gainesville Artisans' Guild Gallery 
Grinter Gallery
High Springs Gallery
Melrose Bay Art Gallery
“the gallery” at the Reitz Union
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Santa Fe Galleries
The Thomas Center Galleries
University Gallery

Public Art
Art in the Alachua County Public Library
Keep Alachua County Beautiful
Civil War Memorial
Gainesville Athletes, Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center
GTEC wall sculpture
Indigenous, Gainesville Regional Airport
Martin Luther King Memorial Garden, Gainesville City Hall
A Gainesville Group Portrait, Gainesville City Hall
Outdoor sculpture/gazebo, Gainesville Regional Utilities
Outdoor sculptures, University of Florida campus
Rejoined, SW 5th Ave Triangle
Solar Walk, NW 8th Ave.

UF Art in State Buildings Program

Studios & Organizations
Artwalk
Artists Alliance of North Florida
Center of Modern Art
Eleanor Blair Fine Art Studio
Florida Association of Public Art Administrators
Gainesville Association for the Creative Arts
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
Gainesville Creative Kids
Gainesville Handweavers Guild
Greentree Southern Pottery
Harold's Fine Frames & Gallery 
Landscapes Art Studio Gallery
McIntyre Stained Glass Studio
Plein Air Florida
Sweetwater Print Cooperative
Tench Building Artist Studios
Porcelain Artists of North Central Florida

UF Center for Arts in Healthcare Research and Education     
Shands Arts in Medicine
UF Digital Worlds Institute   
UF Center for World Arts
Yopp! Inc.    

   
Music:
Academy of Music & Art
Alachua County Youth Orchestra
BarberGators 
Gainesville Chamber Orchestra
Gainesville Civic Chorus
Gainesville Community Band
Gainesville Friends of Jazz & Blues
Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus
Gainesville Youth Chorus
N. Central Fl. Blues Society
SFCC Department of Music
Santa Fe Brass Ensemble
Thirsty Ear Concerts
UF School of Music Performance Ensembles
UF University Choir
UF Chamber Singers
UF Men's Glee Club
UF Women's Chorale
UF Gospel Choir
UF Jazz Bands
UF Opera Theatre
UF Percussion Ensembles
UF Bands
UF Symphony Orchestra

Theatre:
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
The Fable Factory
Florida Players
Gainesville Community Playhouse
High Springs Community Theatre
Hippodrome State Theatre
Performing Arts Center at P.K. Yonge
Theatre Santa Fe
UF Performing Arts
UF School of Theatre and Dance

Film Series:
Cinema Verde
Hippodrome Cinema
Reitz Union Cinema
RISK Cinema

 
Historic Preservation & Folklife:
Museums
Florida Museum of Natural History
Matheson Historical Center
Micanopy Historical Society Museum

Historic Neighborhoods and Communities
Alachua
Archer
Historic Downtown Gainesville and Related Structures
Hawthorne
High Springs 
Historic Gainesville Inc.
Melrose
Newberry
Northeast Historic District - Gainesville
Pleasant Street Historic Society - Gainesville
Southeast Gainesville Historic District
University of Florida Historic Campus - Gainesville
Waldo

Historic Sites/Folklife
Dudley Farm State Historic Site
Historic Haile Homestead
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site
Morningside Nature Center
Paynes Prairie State Preserve
The Thomas Center 
A Walk Through Time

Cultural Resources:
Alachua County Library District
National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)
Civic Media Center
Cultural Arts Coalition
Micanopy Community Council for the Arts
Society for Creative Anachronism
The Junior League of Gainesville, FL Incorporated



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