Street Smart

  From being a  highlighted speaker in the TEDx segment called, “A Curated Life” in Jacksonville, FL where she created her largest mural to date for Art (Re)Public, to being exhibited in Miami’s Art Basel, then back to Chicago to create 30 new pieces for No. 9 Walton, had certainly made 2016 a busy and … Continued

Case Maclaim Paints a New Mural in Jacksonville, FL

As seen in Street Art News Case Maclaim recently visited Jacksonville in Florida, as the 1st artist to create work for this year’s edition of Art (Re)Public project. Along with 12 other international artists that will work in the city early November, the project founder Jessica Santiago and consultant Iryna Kanishcheva are aiming to create a nationally-recognized Art District. … Continued

Art (Re)Public: The Creative In(ter)vention

“It’s too ambitious.”  In January 2016, when the first whispers about Art (Re)Public could be overheard from a nearby table at Bold Bean, this was the general consensus. While nearly everyone loved the idea,  many said it couldn’t be done. It was too ambitious. There wasn’t enough time. Indeed, the vision was audacious, and a … Continued

Two major Jacksonville companies sign on to sponsor Art (Re)Public

Art (Re)Public, the previously announced multi-day arts festival taking place in the urban core, has signed on key sponsors, including high-profile sponsors Haskell, Pilot and Estée Lauder. The three-day festival is taking place Nov. 11 to 13, and the line-up includes events at MOCA Jacksonville, The Carling, the Doro Fixtures Building and Hemming Park. Participating artists will start arriving Nov. … Continued

Art Basel Unveils a Plan to Create New Cultural Capitals around the Globe

On Wednesday Art Basel announced a new initiative that will see the Swiss organization expand beyond its role of hosting the world’s preeminent art fairs in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, to work with cities around the globe to create cultural programing aimed at placing them on the international art world map. Patrick Foret, … Continued

New Jacksonville art festival looks to arrive in urban core this fall

A four-day arts festival that is looking to follow the same model as festivals like Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize and West Palm Beach’s Canvas plans to land in Downtown this fall. The Art Republic wants to hold its inaugural festival between November 10-13 in the urban core, founder Jessica Santiago said. Santiago, who is from Jacksonville … Continued

Jeremy Penn’s Rustic Creation

A favorite artist to follow on Instagram, @jeremypenn’s rustic creation is carved out of salvaged wood from mystical #Thailand. Jeremy Penn is slated to be one of the muralists who will be represented at Jacksonville’s inaugural Art Republic this fall. Follow Jeremy Penn on Instagram.