Jacksonville’s Creative In(ter)vention

“In January 2016, when the first whispers about Art (Re)Public could be overheard from a nearby table at Bold Bean, this was the general consensus. While nearly everyone loved the idea, many said it couldn’t be done. It was too ambitious. There wasn’t enough time. Indeed, the vision was audacious, and a bit unsettling, particularly for seasoned city leaders who admittedly felt jaded from years of arts advocacy amid political rhetoric and bureaucratic red tape.”