It’s movie time in Downtown Jacksonville. The Florida Theatre will host the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Award Show this Saturday, July 14th. The movies that were voted to be favorites have now been judged, and you will find out the winner this weekend. The winner will receive the Best 48 Hour Film Jacksonville 2011 award. The winning film will compete nationally against winning films from other competition cities in the United States, and could be selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Tickets cost only $10 for both children and adults. Come to Downtown Jacksonville and visit the Florida Theatre.
Another fun and informative activity for Downtown Jacksonville would be a visit to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Jacksonville boasts one of the most important and delightful gardens in Northeast Florida. For the art lover, the Cummer is now hosting the Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art: Works from the Bank of America Collection. The exhibition examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the border—American and Mexican-American—to reveal a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) to the present day. To introduce your children to art or to further develop their interests, the Cummer holds both an elementary and middle school summer art camp.
After a long day, visit one of Downtown Jacksonville’s featured Dine with Us Downtown restaurants for fine dining and live music.