352Creates Hosts Free Community Events Celebrating Creativity and the Arts for Health and Wellness

352Creates press release

352Creates will showcase the best of Gainesville in a free week-long creativity festival, March 21-27, 2022. The Gainesville community can participate in online and in-person workshops, arts activities, a large-scale mural painting, and enjoy an arts and crafts market and live music at various locations around town.

352Creates promotes the idea that creativity benefits us, and these events celebrate and showcase the artists, creators and musicians of Gainesville. Companies, organizations and individuals have been invited to lead activities and/or any group activity that will inspire participants to adopt a healthy, active and/or creative lifestyle.

On Friday, March 25, Cypress and Grove Brewery will open their space and Heavy Petty, the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band from Gainesville, will rock the stage for a free concert starting at 7:00 p.m. Good music, beer and family fun. will take place at the neighborhood brasserie.

On Saturday March 26, Curia on the Drag and Auk Market will open its space for an Art & Craft Market. There will be 20 local artisan vendors, live acoustic music with a performance from UFPA’s Driveway Theater Project, free art activities and workshops, food trucks, and more.

Throughout the week, community members can participate in workshops and activities like painting a mural in collaboration with 352Walls. Learn to write a play by acclaimed off-Broadway and regional playwright Michael Presley Bobbitt, in an online workshop. Create a mixed media mural led by Grow Hub and hosted by UF Health Shands Arts In Medicine and get inside a songwriter’s head to learn the basics with an online workshop led by local singer/songwriter, Jason Hedges .

Gainesville residents are encouraged to attend for free and create on site. All events are free and open to the public.

To see the full schedule of events and locations, visit www.352creates.com/festival.

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