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Imagine, make, play and thrive with 352Creates

Share: By Laura Castro
Published: February 16th, 2017 • Category: Event

It’s time for 352Creates! You’re invited to join in two days of participatory art-making on March 24 and March 25 throughout our 352 area code.

“Pop-up” style art activities will help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations. In its second year, 352Creates demonstrates that creativity can be fun for everyone. This is a mission of presenting partners UF Health, Arts in Medicine Programs at UF, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and the City of Gainesville.

“We welcome opportunities to engage our communities in health-promoting activities that improve quality of life. 352Creates allows us to work with local partners to bring healing, interactive arts to people throughout north central Florida,” said Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., UF Health executive vice president for research and education. “We’re building on last year’s success to show that everyone can participate and have fun for their health.”

  • Create in Place on Friday, March 24 Local cultural groups, artists, community agencies, businesses and individuals can encourage creativity at home and in the workplace. Co-workers, students and neighbors can get together and enjoy a hands-on creative project. You don’t have to be an artist to have fun making art!
  • Create in Community on Saturday, March 25 Join the 352 community at Depot Park (200 SE Depot Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to engage in a variety of hands-on art-making, performance and other activities. The events are free and open to the public. You can also host an event on Saturday.

Visit the website to learn more and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — look for the hashtag #352Creates.