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One Artistic City

PHOTO: Ryan Ketterman

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) is one of the largest contemporary art museums in the Southeast housing over 800 works of art. Learn More

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Cummer Museum & Gardens


The collection spans from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century and more than two and a half acres of historic gardens along the St. Johns River. Art Connections is the museum's nationally recognized education center. Learn More

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Broadway's Hottest Hits!

The Artist Series, Jacksonville’s major presenter of Broadway, Concert and Variety, Off Broadway, and International touring productions, kicks off its 48th season this Fall 2013!

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The Jazz Festival is held each Memorial Day weekend.


The free event located in the heart of Downtown features a street party atmosphere and four stages scattered in the city’s downtown corridor. Enjoy internationally acclaimed jazz performers Natalie Cole and Herbie Hancock, as well as the regio Learn More

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    Alhambra Theatre & Dining

    The Alhambra Theatre is the nation’s oldest continually operating professional dinner theatre and the only professional resident theater between...More Details

    12000 Beach Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Phone: 904-641-1212

  • Florida Theatre

    Jacksonville's historic Florida Theatre is home to 200 performances of all kinds each year - from ballet and opera to rock, pop and jazz....More Details

    128 E. Forsyth Street, Ste. 300
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Phone: 904-355-5661

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    Join the excitement with Jacksonville's major presenter of national and international coming attractions. From blockbuster Broadway shows to...More Details

    501 West State Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Phone: 904-442-2929

  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

    Recognized for artistic excellence, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra ranks among the nation’s top regional orchestras. The JSO performs a...More Details

    300 Water Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Phone: 904-354-5547

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    Ritz Theatre and Museum

    The Ritz Theatre and Museum is the premiere African American arts facility in the historical LaVilla area of downtown Jacksonville. The beautiful...More Details

    829 North Davis Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Phone: 904-807-2011

Arts & Culture

Jacksonville’s arts and cultural community shines bright with stand-out museums, boutique galleries and performing arts galore. World-renowned artistic geniuses meld with an explosion of local artists, creating a blend of museums, festivals and performing arts.

The Jacksonville cultural scene is rapidly growing for both residents and visitors to enjoy. The popular “Off the Grid” galleries in Downtown and the surrounding arts community building from the program illustrate the community's passion for the arts. From its historic multicultural and film industry roots to world-class festivals, symphonic events and Broadway productions to hip art galleries and renowned museums hosting contemporary, Renaissance and up-and-coming masterpieces, experience cultural enlightenment in Northeast Florida. For art and culture events in Jacksonville, visit our events calendar.

There are many well-regarded art institutions in Jacksonville – the pillars of a diverse arts community.  See more on all the great museums and galleries.  Celebration of the arts is woven into Jacksonville’s neighborhoods with regular festivities both weekly and annually.

The budding visual arts community is inspiration for the highly-regarded performing arts community.   Downtown Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts houses the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Broadway shows presented by the THE ARTIST SERIES, popular comedy shows and rock tours.  See more on our Performing Arts.

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