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Fun and Simple DIY Crafts!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the perfect time to bond with loved ones. Do-It-Yourself crafts are a great activity for all ages—and believe it or not, you can create useful projects by simply putting together a few household materials. Here are three craft ideas for a recycled hanging planter, a bottle cap [...]

By | 2021-11-23T17:18:07+00:00 November 23rd, 2021|CreateInPlace|0 Comments

Let’s Dance! How Dancing Makes Exercise Fun

Written by Uma Raja Dancing can be a wonderful stress reliever that benefits both your physical and mental health. When one thinks of dancing, the images that are conjured tend to be poised ballerinas or college students in a dimly-lit fraternity basement. Dancing does not seem to have much of an impact in the working [...]

By | 2021-10-15T17:22:09+00:00 October 15th, 2021|March 24|0 Comments

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Banks

"I find many of my processes move in and fill the void in other areas of my life using my experiences as therapy translated into music." What inspires your creative practice? Jonathan Banks, also known as, “B.i.g J The Frothy Main,” is an executive producer from Gainesville, FL. He prides himself on versatility and making [...]

By | 2021-10-11T14:19:27+00:00 October 11th, 2021|CreateInPlace, Gainesville|0 Comments

Gainesville’s Best Hiking Trails

By Uma Raja When the stress of school wears me down, there’s nothing like reconnecting with nature to make me remember how peaceful life can be. The local hiking trails of Gainesville contain blossoming flowers, chirping birds, and warm sunshine that make all your troubles melt away. These beginner-friendly trails can be completed in under [...]

By | 2021-09-15T21:23:17+00:00 September 15th, 2021|Gainesville|0 Comments

Seeing Patterns: The Art (And Brief History) of Mandala-making

By Uma Raja Mandalas are notable for the beauty of their intricate and colorful designs. However, they are more than a pretty piece of artwork. A mandala is a religious and spiritual symbol with roots in both Hinduism and Buddhism. The word mandala originates from Sanskrit, the oldest language in the world. It translates to [...]

By | 2021-06-28T17:36:04+00:00 June 28th, 2021|CreateInPlace|0 Comments

Third House Books: An Interview with Owner Heather Halak

352Creates enjoyed an e-interview with Heather Halak, the current owner of Third House Books in downtown Gainesville. Often referred to simply as Third House, the bookstore was established in 2016 and primarily specializes "in titles from small independent presses, smaller imprints of the larger houses, and marginalized voices." We believe that reading expands the mind [...]

By | 2021-05-25T13:40:13+00:00 May 24th, 2021|Gainesville|0 Comments

A Creative Day at the Cade Museum!

By Uma Raja At the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, you don’t just read about the scientific achievements of others--instead, you get to become a scientist yourself. The exhibits are filled with intriguing facts and fun anecdotes (such as how people thought Nikola Tesla had a death ray in his suitcase, but it was [...]

By | 2021-04-20T21:03:52+00:00 April 20th, 2021|March 24|0 Comments

Searchlight Yoga: An Interview with Instructor Samantha Jones

Searchlight Yoga is a yoga studio that specializes in classes suited for both the general public and accomplished practitioners. Searchlight Yoga offers a supportive atmosphere and a sense of community for anyone who wishes to join. It is a peaceful place for people to really sink in and get to experience the core of yoga; a place with enough personality to [...]

By | 2021-03-29T05:49:17+00:00 March 29th, 2021|March 24|0 Comments