Visual arts coverage, including news, think-pieces, profiles of local artists and previews of upcoming exhibits and performances happening in and around Jacksonville.
Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | June 23-25”
Jacksonville artists (clockwise from bottom left) Daddy, Bebe Deluxe and Bad Madonna are among the artists performing at the Walrus on Sunday for Duval County Queer Pride | Press photos courtesy of the artists (cropped)
June 22, 2023

ARTS PICKS | June 23-25

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday Bab’s Lab Story…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | June 16-18”
Jazz great, the saxophonist and composer Dayna Stephens, performs at a special event honoring James Weldon Johnson's birthday, on Sunday. | Credit: Courtesy of the artist
June 15, 2023

ARTS PICKS | June 16-18

Weekend Arts Picks include a Juneteenth Festival, LGBTQ history bike tour and a jazz concert in James Weldon Johnson Park…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | June 9-11”
The inclusive dance party Duval Folx returns to the Cummer Gardens on Friday in celebration of Pride | Photo courtesy of Toni Smailagic, Cre8Jax
June 8, 2023

ARTS PICKS | June 9-11

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | June 2-4”
Miami surf-rock band Haute Tension headlines the Summer Crush Series at the Walrus, put on by St. Augustine BIPOC- and queer-focussed music and arts organization Underwire Collective | Credit: Courtesy of the artist
June 1, 2023

ARTS PICKS | June 2-4

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | May 26-28”
Thin Veil, 2021, by Bo Bartlett (American, b. 1955). Oil on linen, 82 x 100 inches. © Image courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
May 25, 2023

ARTS PICKS | May 26-28

Southern Gothic drama in a new show at MOCA, insiders’ picks for the Jacksonville Jazz Fest and experimental rock are…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | May 19-21”
Flalgler College's Crisp-Ellert Art Museum hosts the second annual exploration of experimental film and art, the Finger Mullet Film Festival, this weekend. | Credit: Courtesy of CEAM
May 18, 2023

ARTS PICKS | May 19-21

A film festival, a music fest and the city of Jacksonville’s Emancipation Day celebration are this week’s Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | May 12-14”
May 11, 2023

ARTS PICKS | May 12-14

Contemporary dance, an artist talk, and a storytelling competition are this weekend’s Jacksonville Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | May 5-7”
May 4, 2023

ARTS PICKS | May 5-7

Live theater, the music of the wild, wild West and a figure-drawing workshop are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | April 28-30”
April 27, 2023

ARTS PICKS | April 28-30

Live local music in Jax Beach, new art Downtown and a musical to bring you back to highschool are this…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | April 21-23”
San Marco's Yesterday and Today Records is one of several Jacksonville independent music retailers participating in Record Store Day on Saturday. Photo: Cole LoCurto, courtesy of the Jacksonville Music Experience
April 20, 2023

ARTS PICKS | April 21-23

Tell your own story, hear the Indigo Girls play or snag some vinyl. Those are this week’s Jacksonville Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | April 14-16”
April 13, 2023

ARTS PICKS | April 14-16

A classical duo, a local music showcase and Menopause the Musical make this week’s Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | April 7-9”
Experimental rock band Earth headlines Sunday night's programming at Sun Ray Cinema's four-day arts and music celebration, Sleeping Giant | Press photo courtesy of the artist
April 6, 2023

ARTS PICKS | April 7-9

This weekend’s Arts Picks: an interview with Mark from “The Room” at Sleeping Giant Fest, free museum admission and the…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | March 31- April 2”
March 30, 2023

ARTS PICKS | March 31- April 2

Flamingo topiaries, a new art exhibit and a music-and-art pairing are on tap for this weekend in Jacksonville.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | March 24-26”
March 23, 2023

ARTS PICKS | March 24-26

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday  Beaches…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | March 17-19”
Jon Bon Jovi in Jamaica, circa 1986, photographed by Mark Weiss. An exhibtion of Weiss's rock and roll photography is on view at Gallery 725 beginning Friday, March 17 | Courtesy of Gallery 725
March 15, 2023

ARTS PICKS | March 17-19

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday, Saturday,…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | March 10-12”
Or those of us who live at the shoreline (ghost forest), 2021 Digital video, silent 00:03:18, Courtesy of the artist
March 9, 2023

ARTS PICKS | March 10-12

Two Downtown Jacksonville events and an immersive art exhibit in St. Augustine are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | March 3-5”
Image from Franklin Park Conservatory's presentation
February 28, 2023

ARTS PICKS | March 3-5

Topiaries shaped like flamingos, the world’s reigning male chorus and a new MOCA exhibit are this week’s Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Feb. 24-26”
Winterland V headliners (clockwise from bottom left) Jacuzzi Boys, Sudan Archives, The Dandy Warhols, The Nude Party, Gustaf and Os Mutantes perform in Downtown Jacksonville this weekend, alongside nearly two dozen local and regional artists | Credit: Press photos courtesy of the artists
February 22, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Feb. 24-26

The Dandy Warhols headline a free fest; a new Cummer Museum exhibit opens; and a piano quartet kicks off the…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Feb. 17-19”
Duval singer and rapper, and member of local hip-hop collective L.O.V.E. Culture, Ché performing at last year's JWJ Hip Hop Festival. Ché hosts this year's fest, which honors the late Paten Locke | Credit: Courtesy of JWJ Park
February 15, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Feb. 17-19

Visual art at the Beaches, jazz and blues in St. Augustine and hip hop in Downtown Jacksonville are this week’s…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Feb. 9-12”
Headliners for this year's Discover Fort Mose Jazz and Blues Series (clockwise from left) Christian McBride's New Jawn, Mavis Staples, Rhiannon Giddens, Christone Ingram, Gladys Knight, Valerie June | Courtesy of the artists
February 8, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Feb. 9-12

Live jazz and blues, a local painter’s solo show and the Jax Symphony’s pipes are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Feb. 3-5”
Seattle's the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio visits the Ritz Theatre this weekend | Credit: Courtesy of the artist
February 1, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Feb. 3-5

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Jan. 27-29”
MOCA Studio View. | Credit: Photo by Casey Van Dyke
January 25, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Jan. 27-29

Piano performance, a solo art show and a bike tour of Downtown are this week’s Art Picks.…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Jan. 20-22”
Credit: Michael Rakim, cropped, courtesy of the artist
January 19, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Jan. 20-22

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday and…

Featured image for “ARTS PICKS | Jan. 13-15”
Press photograph of bass prodigy Michael Feinberg | Credit; Courtesy of the artists
January 12, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Jan. 13-15

Two chances to appreciate jazz and a bit of Disney magic are on tap this weekend in Jacksonville.…