As Cultural Fusion’s Year of the River comes to a close, join the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, for the 2nd annual Envirofest on Saturday, October 3, 2016. This is a free family-friendly event focused on celebrating the connections between the arts and the world around us through an interactive museum. While exploring the Museum’s Campus, guests will enjoy live music from local musicians, interactive booths and projects from environmentally conscious vendors and the opportunity to watch artists in action as they paint beautiful images using inspiration from the picturesque Cummer Gardens and St. Johns River.
Envirofest will be jam packed with fun for kids of all ages! Celebrate the Community First Fish Fusion Project with the official unveiling of the installation of this community-wide artwork in the Musuem’s Courtyard. If you haven’t had a chance to make a clay fish yet, don’t worry! There will be a table set up where you can make a creation to contribute to this inclusive project. While exploring the Museum’s Campus, guests will enjoy live music from local musicians and the opportunity to watch artists in action as they paint beautiful images using inspiration from the picturesque Cummer Gardens and St. Johns River.
Join Museum Educators as they lead hourly family tours of the Gardens. Peruse an educational booth sponsored by the Environmental Protection Board. Check out cool demonstrations from Solar Signs that will show you the power of the sun’s rays. Make eco-friendly art projects with Melrose Avenue Preschool and St. Johns Riverkeeper. Stop by the GastroJax table to learn about the importnace eating local. With the Spring Water Challenge, brought to you by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, guests are invited to participate in an awesome hands-on activity to find out more about Florida’s water systems. Swap seeds in a community seed swap will be offered thanks to Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens. Florida Yards and Neighborhoods will be on hand to distribute information about how to make a rain barrel, how to make a compost tumbler, water conservation and all things Florida-Friendly. Local author Kelly Johnson will connect the arts and gardening with a nature drawing activity and readings from her book, Wings, Worms and Wonder.
This free fun-filled day only will surely be a unique educational experience that the entire family can enjoy.
Envirofest is made possible through a grant from the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board. Thanks to Community First Credit Union for their sponsorship of Fish Fusion.