In protest of the June 24 Roe v. Wade overturn, pro-choice UF student artists are creating reproductive rights art with the hope of effecting change in their community.
Brought together by a shared love for anime is Gainesville Nerds United, a collective that aims to uplift and connect Black voices in anime culture. The group attends anime conventions across Florida to participate in panel discussions and cosplay.
Local community members are rallying to support the fat liberation movement through different forms of art and media.
Muck City Showcases is a local artist showcase circuit aiming to uplift smaller local musicians started by Danny B. Hodges Jr. in January. The shows are held at small businesses and feature dozens of artists from across the state.
A combination of newly opened restaurants and long-time staples represent the late-night food restaurants in Gainesville. Some of the highlights include Insomnia Cookies, Naq’s Halal Food, Flaco’s Cuban Bakery, The Top and Five Star Pizza.
In a town previously viewed as a hub for white, indie-rock music, now people of color, queer and female artists are breaking into the Gainesville scene with more experimental sounds inspired by hip hop, ska, funk and Latin music.
About 300 people attended the mindfulness-themed event, which featured performances from local artists Spatially Fed, Rakhu, Faro, Rugh and Madwoman.
The downtown nightclub, located at 18 E University Ave, became Gainesville’s first gay club after opening its doors more than 30 years ago. It’s widely recognized as the heart of Gainesville’s LGBTQ+ nightlife.