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Sunday, April 17th 2016

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Monday, March 14th, 2016

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others

Runs through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - Sunset EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit (, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website (

More Information

Craig Littauer | 352-236-7148, ext. 5 | Email | Web | Map

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paintout

Runs through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 

Time & Place

Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies; 45 NW 1st Ave; High Springs, FL

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Enjoy art being created and a day at the springs with Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paintout.

Public Observation Days:

Saturday, April 16: Blue Springs; 7450 NE 60th St; High Springs, FL;

Saturday, April 23: Ginnie Springs; 7300 Ginnie Springs Rd; High Springs, FL;

(Park entry fees to visiting patrons will apply)

In addition, artists will be painting throughout the springs area, April 17-22. Artisit will be painting at many local springs; some are free and some have entrance fees. Pick up your map with all the information to give you the best springs art experience, at Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies; 45 NW 1st Ave; downtown High Springs, throughout the paintout.

Paintings will be on display and for sale at the following:

MAY: Rum 138 Art Gallery; 2070 SW County Road 138; Fort White, FL: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 6 days a week (closed on Tuesdays);

JUNE: Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies; 45 NW 1st Ave; High Springs, FL: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday; 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM Friday;

JULY 16 - AUGUST 27: High Springs Historic Museum; 120 NW 2nd Ave; High Springs, FL: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday; 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday & Friday; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday (Free admission).

Sponsored in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute's Traveling Water Ways Exhibit July 16 - August 27, 2016.

Hosted by the High Springs Historical Society & Community of High Springs

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Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Santa Fe Riverfest

Runs through Sunday, April 17th, 2016 

Time & Place

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rum 138; 2070 SW County Road 138; Fort White, FL 32038

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This annual fundraising event, now in its sixth year, will include the songwriting contest, music by Terraplane Rhythm & Blues, a great silent auction (art, jewelry, vacations, etc.), Kid's Corner, 50/50 raffle, music jam session, grilled burgers and dogs, delectable desserts, beer and drinks. Proceeds go to educational and advocacy activitiesof Our Santa Fe River, all designed to protect the aquifer, springs and waters in this area.

Advance tickets are $5.00 per person ($7.00 per person at the door), and can be ordered online here: Children under 12 are free.

More Information

386-243-0322 | Web | Map

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