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April 2022

Thornebrook Village Spring Arts Festival

April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm
Thornebrook Village, 2441 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32602 United States
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We’re excited to participate in Thornebrook’s first Spring Arts Festival. Fine artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting throughout the park-like setting of Shoppes at Thornebrook Village.

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Mt. Dora Blueberry Festival

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm
Donnelly Park, 539 N. Donnelly Street
Mt. Dora, FL 32757 United States
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The local blueberry industry is celebrated during the peak of blueberry season in Lake County at this annual event.

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May 2022

Island Grove Blueberry Festival

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ernest's prints and notecards will be available for purchase at this annual fundraising blueberry festival in Island Grove, Fla. Proceeds benefits the Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department, which serves the communities of Cross Creek, Island Grove and Lochloosa, located in the southeast corner of Alachua County.

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Opening reception for “The Best Is Yet To Come: The Works of Mr. Ernest M. Lee” exhibit at Santa Fe College Gallery

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe College

This event celebrates the opening of a new gallery exhibit featuring the life and work of artist Ernest Lee, on display May 16-June 17, 2022. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Conference

May 19 - May 21
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States
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Mrs. Gloria Lee will attend the 33rd Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Conference and Florida Historical Society Public History Forum, May 19-21 at the Hilton UF Conference Center in Gainesville and display some of Ernest’s paintings of the Rawlings home in Cross Creek, Fla.

The combined conference will include engaging panel discussions and presentations each morning, with tours of historic sites, museums, and archives each afternoon. The event features special performances, an awards luncheon, a banquet dinner with keynote speaker Ann McCutchan, and more. 

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Florida Folk Festival in White Springs

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, FL 32096 United States
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Ernest M. Lee's folk art, notecards and other items will be available for purchase during the 70th annual Florida Folk Festival in May. Held Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 2022, at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, the Festival is a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.  

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June 2022

OneHope wine fundraiser in the memory of Ernest M. Lee

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
One Hope Wine fundraiser in Newberry, Fla., 304 SW 174th St
Newberry, FL 32669
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We are celebrating Ernest's art and raising funds for an Alachua County Public Schools scholarship of $1,000 in his name. Please support this tasting to keep his memory alive and help us nourish the future for generations to come in his name.

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Juneteenth at the Jacksonville Ritz Theatre & Museum

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Ritz Theatre & Museum in Jacksonville, Fla., 829 N Davis St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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We will celebrate the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 18, 2022, at the Ritz Theatre & Museum in Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Juneteenth Jazz in the Park

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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Juneteenth Jazz Festival at James Weldon Johnson Park

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September 2022

A Night of Hope and Healing

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Former Williston Middle School, 4052 NE 205th Court
Williston, FL United States
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Ernest's prints and notecards will be available for purchase during this event, featuring a free concert with recording artist Jonathan Nelson. Other performers include evangelist and recording artist Lorraine "Punch" Baldwin, and artists Michael Holloway and Tiffany Boone.

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