The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville hosted the 41st Annual Arts Awards on Saturday, May 6. We had nearly 600 individuals in attendance as we celebrated the advocates, innovators, educators, investors, and artists who comprise Jacksonville's creative community.
The event was held in The Glass Factory, a historic warehouse in Jacksonville's northwest side that was designed by famed American architect Henry John Klutho. Klutho played a major role in rebuilding Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901, which was one of the largest ever urban fires in the southeast.
The real party started at 10:00 PM when everyone hit the dance floor. There must have been nearly 100 of us dancing and sweating until 12:30 AM. I'm excited to see photos from the evening as they surface.