The Art Center Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides the Jacksonville Community with a focused group of professional artists in search of excellence and recognition at their craft. Our organization is comprised of both gallery and studio artists who are willing to work with anyone interested in growing the Jacksonville art industry in order to improve the quality of life for the people of Jacksonville, FL. We are a 501(c)(3) organization
The Art Center Cooperative, Inc. has been invited to participate in the Commemorate 450!, 450 Years of French
History in Floridaduring Jacksonville FRENCH Week – Thursday, April 6 – Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Mayor Alvin Brown is the Honorary Chair of “Commemorate 450!” and everyone is invited to participate in and enjoy the activities now being listed on the City’s site: http://www.commemorate450.coj.net. On May 1, 1562,
French Huguenot Captain Jean Ribault sailed into the mouth of our river, naming it The River of May, and this was the beginning of European exploration and French history in Jacksonville, Florida.
The ArtCenter is inviting local plein air artists to paint at the Ft. Caroline National Memorial at the Timucuan Preserve on Tuesday, May 1, the day of the rededication of the RibaultMonument. The preserve is open between 9:00 AM -5:00 PM. Those artists who paint are offered to display their one framed painting at our Hogan Street space during downtown Jacksonville Art Walk on Wednesday, May 2.
Artists may set up on the park grounds during normal hours. Room will be extremely limited at the site of the rededication, so the RibaultMonument area will be closed to plein air painters in the morning. The rededication will start at 10:00 AM. Painters may work in the Ribault Column area in the afternoon.
Framed, ready-to-hang paintings are to be delivered to the The Art Center II Studios at 229 North Hogan Street on Tuesday, May 1 between 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Paintings will remain on display until Tuesday, May 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Annelies Dykgraaf at firstname.lastname@example.org .
FortCaroline National Memorial
12713 Fort Caroline Road Jacksonville, FL32225 904.641.7155