Not a Sierra Club event, but a fun-filled celebration of our beautiful Jacksonville Arboretum. Come out and support this local treasure!
The Arboretum will celebrate its fifth anniversary with Art In Nature, a family-friendly festival on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (rain date on Sunday, November 10 – same hours). Although there is no entry fee, we suggest a donation of $3 per individual or $5 per family.
An outdoor sculpture exhibit hosted in partnership with the Northeast Florida Sculptors will be a special feature of the event. Approximately 25 sculptures will be placed along the trails. Visitors will see a diversity of artistic expressions, some made of natural materials that will decompose over time and others of more permanent materials. This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience fine art in a natural outdoor setting and you can vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.
- Storytellers from the Beaches League of Storytellers and the Jacksonville Public Library
- A digital photography workshop with Lee McDonald
- Numerous nature-related demonstrations
- Folk music from Jacksonville Old Time Jam
- Guided nature walks
- Watch chain saw artist, James Gandy, work his magic on an old camphor tree stump along the Live Oak Trail.
Children’s activities will include face painting, a scavenger hunt, and an art project with found natural objects.
Nature related merchandise, Arboretum T-shirts, honey and memberships will be available as well.
Up in Smoke’s food truck will be there, too, so bring your appetite for some great barbeque!
The celebration will wrap up with a brief awards ceremony, a tribute to our military in recognition of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, and a cake to share.