352Creates 2017


Alachua • Bradford •
Clay • Gilchrist •

UF Health 


UF Health faculty, staff and family members are invited to paint on the FAB building windows with window paint and create origami cranes! Supplies will be provided, just stop by!

Time: March 24th: 9 am – 3 pm

Location: Facilities Administration Building

Mural Project 

Bring a sense of fun and help design and color sections of a mural. Enjoy the interactive creative experience with Arts in Medicine staff on hand to assist.

Time: March 24th: 1 pm – 3 pm

Location: UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium 

“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. This is a natural tie-in for UF Health as National Healthcare Decisions Day takes place April 16-22. (UF Health will also have a wall at 352Creates “Create in Community” event at Depot Park on March 25. Other locations hosting a wall include the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center (March 14-April 22), Haven Hospice (starting March 15) and the UF J. Wayne Reitz Union (March 26-31).

Bring a sense of fun and help design and color sections of a mural. Enjoy the interactive creative experience with Arts in Medicine staff on hand to assist.

Time: March 24th – April 22nd

Location: UF Health Science Center Sun Terrace (outdoor patio)

Alachua County Senior Recreation Center

In collaboration with ElderCare and UF Health Arts in Medicine. There will be a collective mural based on the theme: ‘What does creativity mean to you?’ represented using visual art or in writing.

Time: March 24th: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: 5701 NW 34th Street, 32653

Patient & Visitor Coloring Sheets 

Coloring sheets and crayons will be available for young and young-at-heart patients and visitors.

Time: March 20th – 24th
Location: UF Health Physicians outpatient waiting areas

UF Health Shands – Nursing Stations

Coffee Cup Mandalas and/or Chenille Stem Accessories will be available for day- and night-shift nurses and patient care staff on patient units in the UF Health Shands hospitals.

Time: March 24th – all day and night shifts
Location: Nursing Stations

Create While You Wait

Quick and easy, interactive art and movement activities with Lizzy Snow

Time: March 24th: 12 pm -2 pm

Location: UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Lobby/ East Visitor Elevators

Shands Rehab Hospital

Healing through the Arts with Recreational Therapy

Interactive arts and crafts group

Time: March 24th, 10 am – 11 am

Location: Patient Dining Room


UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Create your version of an ideal garden

Clinic will put it all together at the end of the week!

Time: March 24th

Equal Access Clinic Network

Coloring sheets will be available in the lobby
Time: March 24th

The University of Florida

Dance Marathon

Updates coming soon

West African Dance class

with Matthew Henao

Open to anyone willing to learn something new!

Time: March 24th, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Location: Reitz Union, Dance Studio B

UF Health Science Center Student Advisory Council and Office of Interprofessional Education

Creating light posts and pillars of art expressing personal concepts of health.

Time: March 24th: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Health Science Center Courtyard

University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic

Community members, staff, and volunteers are invited to draw and design a picture that is representative of themselves, health, and the importance of moving towards a healthy community. After, all of the artwork will be combined to create a mural to show the community’s ideas of healthy living! Creating light posts and pillars of art expressing personal concepts of health.

Time: March 24th

Location: GRACE Marketplace

UF Health Science Center Library 

Take a Break and Create at the Health Science Center Library! Join us for coloring, puzzles, origami, mandala-making, and reflective writing. A craft table will be open for business all day, but additional help and instructions will be available during our noon – 1 pm hour.

Time: March 24th: noon – 1 pm

Location: First floor, Communicore building

Harn Museum of Art

Color Your World

Pick up a coloring page based on a work of art in the Harn’s collection and get creative in celebration of the community-wide 352Creates project. color in the museum, or take it to go. Share you creation online using #352Creates

Time: March 24th, 11 am – 5 pm

Location: 3259 Hull Road


Linking Together Ideas of Health 

Participants will be given a strip of paper and answer the question “What is one thing I can do to improve my health?” They will decorate the chain as well as demonstrate their answer in a creative way. After everyone has completed the activity, we will combine the links to form a paper chain and hang it up at HealthStreet.

Time: March 24th: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: 2401 SW Archer Road, 32608

Baby Gator

Updates coming soon

Center for Leadership and Service

The UF David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service will be inviting students into their office space to color a leaf for their service tree !

Time: March 24th, 12 pm – 5 pm

Location: Reitz Union, Suite 2015

Florida Museum of Natural History

Arrange nature collages inspired by the critically endangered Miami blue butterfly.

Join The Florida Museum at First Magnitude Brewing to celebrate the launch of Miami Blue Bock, a refreshing, full-bodied lager named for one of the most charismatic and critically endangered butterflies in North America.

Time: March 24th: 5 pm – 8 pm
Location: First Magnitude Brewing

Alachua County Library District

Library Partnership

As part of the 352Creates community engagement program, come de-stress and express yourself by getting creative. Help us color the mandalas on our tables, pick your own printed coloring sheet, or color a bookmark. A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Stay for a little while or spend the day. We will have colored pencils, crayons, and markers available, but feel free to bring your own. For kids of all ages!

Location: 1130 NE 16th Ave, 32601

Time: All day

Downtown Library

Adult Coloring Pages

Time: March 24th: 2 pm – 3:3o pm

Location: 401 East University Avenue, 32601

Downtown Library

Kids Mural

Kids celebrate 352Creates by making their own super-long chalk mural all day long on Friday and Saturday! Join us in the Children’s Department at the Headquarters library!

Time: All day on March 24th & March 25th

Location: 401 East University Avenue, 32601

Downtown Library


Stressed?  Come learn about the healing effects that drawing mandalas has on our physical, emotional and mental bodies. Mandalas are circles that when created allow the unconscious mind to express itself. Excellent for stress, confusion, chattering minds, and people with or without disabilities. Evelyn G. Rodriguez, M.A. a trained Mandala facilitator will be leading the program. No artistic ability required and supplies will be available.

Time: March 25th: 2 pm

Location: 401 East University Avenue, 32601 in Meeting Room B

Cone Park Library

Come and celebrate the community wide 352Creates event at Cone Park. This year we will be celebrating art by letting patrons leave their mark on our library, literally. Help us create a mural of handprints by leaving your mark.

Time: March 24th: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 2801 E. University Avenue, 32641

Alachua Library Branch

Ehlert family of artist will set up a table and invite patrons to participate in an art adventure.

Time: March 24th & 25th: 2 pm – 4 pm

Location: 14913 NW 140th Street, 32615 

Millhopper Library

Come get creative and healthy by being a part of 352Creates. Spend an afternoon coloring or making birthday cards. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. The goal of 352Creates is to create healthy communities through everyday acts of creativity – founded on the idea that anyone, using even the simplest of materials, can created something amazing.

Time: March 24th: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 3145 NW 43rd Street, 32606

Newberry Library

Coffee cup mandalas

Time: March 24th: all day

Location: 110 South Seaboard Drive, 32669

Newberry Library

Don’t Be Impatiens! Grow One Instead.

Participants are invited to decorate a small pot into which they can plant impantiens seeds.

Time:  March 25th: 9 am – 12 pm
Location: 110 South Seaboard Drive, 32669

Workshops & Community Gatherings


Come and try weaving, knitting and crocheting.  Cardboard looms will be provided for weaving (and to take home) and we will teach you to crochet or knit, all while making a small “mug Mat”.  There will also be bookmarks to needlepoint and spinning to try.

Time: March 24th: 11 am – 5 pm & March 25th: 11 am – 3 pm

Location: 4113 NW 13th Street, 32609

Westside Recreation Center

Interactive theatre workshop with students Grade 1 to 8. It will be centered on a group telling of the Three Little Pigs.

Time: March 24th

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. Light Ayurvedic refreshments available and a short reception following the workshop.
Time: March 24th: 3 pm – 4pm
Location: Foxbridge 3, 2641 NW 41st Steet, E6, 32606

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.

Time: March 24th: 2 pm – 3 pm
Location: Foxbridge 3, 2641 NW 41st Street, E6, 32606

Wellness Waymaking with Melissa Montilla

Wellness is a practice, a process that is dynamic and must be reevaluated frequently. Wellness fluctuates, undulates, and spins in response to our context, our responsibilities and our needs. This is why when we approach it as a linear path the “goal” of wellness can become self-defeating, and often unrealistic. The Wellness Waymaking is a supportive resource that accommodates wellness in all of its variations through a playful process of acknowledgment, movement, inquiry and mapping. Join in and discover how to facilitate your own personal way to wellness in an evening of movement, breath, meditation, and play.

Time: March 24th: 6 pm – 8 pm

Location: Sanctuary Yoga: 530 N Main Street, 32601

Mellow Soul Pop-Up Art Show

Time: March 24th: 8 pm – Midnight

Location: Civic Media Center , 433 S. Main Street, 32601

Gainesville Barcamp 2017

Attendees help create the schedule the morning of the event and then attend those sessions. Topics typically vary from the technical (“Expanding Your Command Line Toolbox”) to the inspiring (“Restoring the Historic Depot Building”). From practiced talks (“Intro to Practical Self Defense Skills”) to open discussions (“Pitch & Connect: Pitch Your Idea and Find Partners/Developers”).

Time: March 25th: 8 am – 5 pm

Location: Center for Innovation & Economic Development (CIED) 530 W University Ave, 32601

Guts and Glory  

Story Installation 

We all have stories to tell, right? So we’re going to use a big wall and mixed materials to make an ongoing community story, based on words and phrases we can all relate to in this life! Come join in on this free, open, fun, “say-what-you-will” kind of community event.

Time: March 25th: 3 pm – 6 pm

Location: First Magnitude 1220 SE Veitch Street, 32601

Newberry Main Street Organizations, Inc. 

9th Annual Newberry Spring Festival

Time: March 25th: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Downtown Newberry, along Seaboard Drive

Restaurants & Bars

Pop-A-Top & The Top

Chalking on the sidewalk on Main Street in front of Pop a Top and The Top.

Time: March 24th & 25th

Location: 2 East University Avenue, 32601  

The Bull

Haiku Dice

Time: March 24th

Location18 SW 1st Avenue, 32601 

Ward’s Supermarket 

Coloring pages will be handed out Friday and Saturday!

Time: March 24th & 25th

Location: 515 NW 23rd Ave, 32609


Paint something creative on our outside benches & decorate a portion of the the Rails-to-Trails behind the restaurant!

Time: March 24th: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

March 25th: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: 1511 NW 2nd Street, 32601

Curia On the Drag

Color a page, post it and get a free cup of coffee!
Time: March 24th & 25th, 2 pm – 6 pm both days!

Third House Books

Borrowed Mic Night

Instead of sharing your own work, this is a chance for any and every one to share someone else’s work. A chance to share that poem, essay, or passage from a novel that you think everyone must hear. What if you want to share something but you don’t have anything picked out or can’t decide? No problem!

Time: 7:30 pm – 8 pm: Sign up and browse. For the first half hour, browse the store’s eclectic selection of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and find something that moves you that you just have to share with everyone else.

8 pm – 9:30 pm: Borrow that mic! Share that poem, passage, or essay you’ve just read or you brought with you and help share amazing words with our community.

Location: 113 N. Main Street, 32601


Santa Fe College

Updates coming soon

Time: March 24th
Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, 32606

Alachua County Public Schools

Art teachers will have the opportunity to distribute 352Creates coloring sheets to their students on March 17th for a spring break activity!

Community Groups

Ronald McDonald House

Creating with Cam

House residents will make a collaborative art piece to hang up on the walls of the Ronald McDonald House.

Time: March 23rd, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Girls Place 

Girls Place will be making a GROW mural and a framed quilt out of popsicle sticks!

Time: March 24th, 11 am – 6 pm

Location2101 NW 39th Ave, 32605

Gainesville Opportunity Center

We will be building a collage based on the theme #NOSTIGMA. We want to promote acceptance of mental illness in the 352 area. 1 in 4 adults has a mental illness and the Gainesville Opportunity Center is a nonprofit with over 100 members who are on the road to recovery. Art supplies are provided and everyone is welcome!

Time: March 24th, 1 pm – 3 pm

Location: 102 NE 10th Avenue, 32601

Pinetree Gardens

 Community members are invited to the courtyard to show their creativity!

Time: March 24th, 2 pm – 5 pm

Location4100 SW 20th Ave, 32607

Grove Street Neighborhood Mural

Presented by Iryna Kanishcheva with artists Liza Cholodkova and Steffen Vala

The project starts its 9th artwork! Two local artists will do a groundbreaking collaboration combining art and technologies. Liza Cholodkova will use her invention, Botsy BeDrawn. It is a machine designed to take a digital image of any type and transfer the image onto a wall. Blending creativity of the 21st-century Maker movement and street art culture, Steffen Vala’s design for the mural at Warrington’s furniture repair shop will reflect that cross-road with the historic hand tools that the neighborhood’s artisans use in their workshops, all in an effort to represent the energetic culture of Gainesville as a whole.

Community members are invited to the courtyard to show their creativity!

Time: March 24th, all day!

Location: 818 NW 4th St, 32601

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