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Art, music, dance, sport, and friendly competition to unify our community. All these kinds of creative diversity were celebrated at the Harmony Fest. GNV Urban Art took an interview with the main initiator of the project. Hello! Who are you and what was the event at the Northeast Park? What are the idea and the purpose […]

June 23, 2017

New sound. New lighting. New decor. Come check the new and unique space in Gainesville that was previously known as Gallery Ultralounge. Douglas Palmieri was inspired by some Miami clubs. He wanted to create something with a special atmosphere. “I was trying to separate my club versus the basic clubs here in Gainesville,” said Douglas. Jenna […]

June 18, 2017

Gainesville’s first ever urban art exhibition of living internationally recognized street artists occurred in Thomas Center on Friday, June 9th. The exhibition was considered a success. Plenty of people visited, among them local graffiti writers and muralists. The Uncontainable exhibition is an unprecedented and groundbreaking collaborative effort to introduce some of the best and most renowned […]

May 6, 2017

University Galleries at the University of Florida presents “Layers” in the Gary R. Libby Gallery in Fine Arts C (FAC) located on UF’s campus May 8 – September 22, 2017. An opening reception for “Layers” will take place in the Gary R. Libby Gallery on September 8, 2017, 7-9 pm. “Layers” highlights work by artist […]

Grove Street Neighborhood
February 6, 2017

The historic, inner city Grove Street Neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida, will be kicking off its GROVE STREET NEIGHBORHOOD project Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  The project arose when Maria Huff Edwards, a recipient of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs’ Star Good Neighbor Award 2015, and, Iryna Kanishcheva, Founder and Curator of 352Walls/The Gainesville […]

Paradise Cities: Urban Art in Florida
September 7, 2016

Paradise Cities: Urban Art in Florida it is an exhibition featuring the work of 10 female artists in the Sunshine State who incorporate a street art aesthetic into their studio practice. Participants include Hilary White and Iryna Kanishcheva two local artists of Gainesville. The show will coincide with the 2nd annual SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival. Opening […]

352Creates. Yarn bombing
March 6, 2016

“Yarn bombing” part of 352Creates, a new creative event that promote health and community engagement, was dedicated to MS disease.  Several knitted art pieces were installed at Volta. Thank you all who participated: Dania Magee, Michael Magee, Anna Morozova, Nika Morozova, Rimma Morozova, Paulina Oswald, Mike Sizemore, Nataliya Lebedeva, Natasha Tihomirova, Iryna Kanishcheva. Facebook page of the event. I […]

352Creates: Yarn Bombing
December 19, 2015

352Creates is a single day on February 26, 2016 of community-wide art making, demonstrating that creativity can be fun for everyone, and can make our communities stronger and healthier. It is energetic pop-up style art-making opportunities inside every open door and in every public place, reaching everyone in the 352 community. If you do not […]

352walls Kick-off Reception
November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 19 from 7:30-9:30 PM Historic Thomas Center , 302 NE 6th Avenue in Gainesville Free and Open to the Public Meet and greet the artists involved in this fall’s 352walls. Also featured will be a photography exhibition of work by 352walls curator Iryna Kanishcheva. For more info go to, read the Press […]

352walls/ The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative
October 30, 2015

This fall, downtown Gainesville will begin a colorful transformation and enter into a new phase of its cultural renaissance. 352walls/The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative will feature the work of 13 renowned international muralists and 13 of the region’s best artists, as well. The 352walls experience is scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 30 and run through […]