Since 1982,The streets of historic downtown Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music and entertainment during the 34th Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show on Nov. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Described as one of the nation’s premier fine arts festivals, the art show draws 100,000 people to the heart of Downtown Gainesville. The festival is nationally recognized and is ranked no. 12 among the best fine art shows in the country. 250 of the nation’s most talented artists will showcase their original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity, while participating in a wide variety of free hands-on art activities at the Imagination Station. Enjoy continuous entertainment on three stages by local bands, solo musicians, and dance companies. The Downtown Festival and Art Show is a great way to start your holiday shopping, and find unique gifts for family and friends, or purchase artwork to expand your collection. For more information call the City of Gainesville at 352-334-ARTS or visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.