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352Creates Gainesville 2017-09-21T16:33:51+00:00

352Creates 2017

Depot Park

Hippodrome State Theatre 

Get Hipp on the Street!

The Hippodrome Theatre firmly believes that there is an actor in all of us! March 25th is your chance to come perform with members of the Hippodrome Theatre’s Teen Ensemble and Hipp Company member Matt Lindsay in scenes conceptualized and written by the Hippodrome Teen Ensemble. Each scene will be allotted 7 minutes for rehearsal and then filmed and uploaded to the HIPP’s and 352Creates Instagram. Actors in the scene that gets the most “likes” will win tickets to the Hipp’s production of Hamlet.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Painting with nature 

Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) & Artwalk Gainesville 

Community Collage

Anyone can join in to make a giant collage. Materials will be supplied (glue, magazines, newspapers, posters and event mislay trinkets to attached). Participants are encouraged to “just show up” or they may choose to bring their own items to add to the collage.

Tone Def A Cappella 

Unpredictable & unreserved, competitive & collaborative, Tone Def is a coed a cappella group at the University of Florida. They won first place at the University of Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month Talent Show in 2016 and compete every year in the ICCA competition.

Tone Def will use their daringly creative repertoire to perform a 30-minute set at Depot Park! Pop up performance will happen from 10:30 am – 11 am.

Inisheer Irish Dancers 

Performance and participatory dance

MASS Visual Arts 

presents an Artist Speakers Series 

Located in Box Car in the Depot Building, speakers will present from 10 am – 2 pm

The Gainesville English Country Dancers

Dancing which began in the 16th century is alive in Gainesville today.  Come out to see a Demo and join in.  Yes, you CAN dance!  We promise–it will be easy and fun.

Anupama Priyadarshini

Rangoli Art


Test drive an electric bike, created right here in Gainesville, Fla!

ChewBox Catering

Culinary arts

Join in making a colossal sized salad! All ingredients will be prepped before arriving to the park. The community will help assemble it! Once the project is complete all participants will have the option of eating the piece.

 UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine

Tin can papermaking

Turning your trash in treasure! Join us in making easy and environmentally friendly handmade paper.

Theatre Strike Force

University of Florida’s Improv and Sketch Comedy Troupe 

Ignite Applied Theatre

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Join in two sessions of playback theatre


with Jonathan Bensenhaver

ChayaVeda Integrative Ayurvedic Healing Arts

Ayurveda’s Color Pallet of Spices To Create Recipes For Your Ayurvedic Type and Food As Medicine 

Learn about Ayurvedic nutrition and digestion and create a recipe for your Ayurvedic Type, with Chaya~Sharon Heller, Ayurvedic Practitioner and UF Health Integrative Medicine Wellness Educator. Worksheet, dosha Questionnaire and food chart will be provided.

Charles Martin 

Embody Your True Vital Self – Illustrate Your Barriers and Path to Living Authentically

Come learn about bioenergetic body-mind practices, skills training, and analytic psychotherapy. Tune in to yourself and capture in images the expression of your authentic self and what barriers keep you from living that self in an embodied and vital way. For those who are interested, we can also explore these illustrations/experiences through bodily movement.



Make your own logo!

Poet’s Circle 

literary arts with Susan Fairforest 

Sharing poetry & collaborate poetry.

Sweet water Organic Coffee

Thanks to Sweetwater for the 2 pounds of coffee donated for our volunteers!

Alachua County Emerging Leaders

Coloring pages of Gainesville places!

UF Hip Hop Collective

Allied Capoeira League of Gainesville 

Participate in a Brazilian dance-fight called Maculele (traditionally performed in pairs with sticks beaten together)! For 352Creates, the sticks will be recycled water bottles. Water bottles will be provided to decorate with paint, colored tape, etc. Once decorated, the re-purposed water bottle stick will be used in the dance.

Face Painting

with Tavaris Randall

Imagination Station 

presented by UF’s Art Education program 

Activities will include funky paper hats, recycled materials collagraph printing and tempera painting

Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW)

Terrarium Building Workshop

with Stella Hartman

Let’s get growing! Create a terrarium or small succulent garden to bring into your home. Think of it as community gardening but on a micro level. Our mission is to provide a fun experience that will familiarize the community on how to nurture plant life and make it a part of their day today. Necessary materials will be provided but are limited on a first come first serve basis.


Potential storytellers will be randomly assigned a story theme and asked to share a story on that theme!

Drawing activity 

with Christopher Brown

AnARTists Community Group 

AnARTists Community Group believes art is for everyone! In our event, we present 3 different options for creative expression. 1) Peace Flags: Decorating small fabric flags to express a peaceful intention either for oneself or our community – or both! 2) Weaving using colorful yarns, and 3) A collaborative mandala, or circular artform, constructed entirely of natural materials. We look forward to seeing you!

Master Builder Camp

Hands on creative design and building activity for elementary aged kids!

Chalking & Bubbles

with Milagros Ruiz-Taylor

The Original Cast

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University of Florida improv and comedy group

Gainesville Girls Rock Camp

“Live Band Musical Chairs” 

10 am – 12 pm !

“Before I Die” wall

“Before I Die” is a global participatory public art project. It invites people to stop a minute to write a message on a chalk wall and it results in reflections on life, death and personal aspirations. Photos capture the messages before they are erased and the mobile exhibit is moved to a new location.

Make-your-own Hula Hoop 

with Jordan Smith 

Join in a fun, creative, and healthy craft of making your own hula hoop! Tubing and tapes provided.

Be The Match On Campus UF

Guess the match game

Innovation Academy (IA Serve)

Create an art piece and inspire our next community service project at the IA Serve booth during 352Creates. We will have supplies for participants to use. All creativity and talent levels welcome! Bring any art supplies to donate to Lake Forest Elementary School so students can have the same opportunity to reach their creative potential!

The Journey Daybook

A contemplative practice for artists and non- artists that typically takes place away from home. Journey Daybook alums will be on hand to demonstrate their individual work as they make pages using pen and ink, watercolor, and collage. You will see completed journey daybooks, the supplies that are used, and photos of Journey Daybook Introductory Retreats and Adventures.

Searchlight Yoga

Yoga on the hill at Depot Park!

Join Shane McNut at 10am and Kate Keskinen at 11am for Pop Up Yoga Classes on the grass at Depot. Bring your mat!

Monument Quilt 

with Teonia Burton

Create quilt squares for The Monument Quilt


with Jay Jordan Uy

Get a caricature or learn how to draw a simple cartoon!


Interested in hosting an event at Depot Park?

Take a look at the starter kit!

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