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What was once a private residence and hotel is now a cultural events center for the community and surrounding areas of Gainesville, Florida. This Mediterranean Revival-style building is the settling for contemporary art exhibitions multiple restored period rooms and numerous historical exhibits. Its meeting rooms and performance spaces have become sought-after venues for weddings, conferences, and social events. The Thomas Center provides a versatile space which contributes to the cultural, civic and social life of Gainesville.
RBL GRL | Revolution Doesn’t Ask Permission
This exhibition presents the work of 19 artists who challenge limitations, assumptions and the status quo and honors the 72-year battle for women’s right to vote and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting it.
Jest Fest!, the Greatest Show in Gainesville on Sunday, April 5 from 11a.m. to 6p.m., the Thomas Center gardens and buildings light up with laughter and thrills as world-famous performers entertain on six stages of continuous entertainment! A fantastic day of adventure and mirth for the entire family–and it’s free!