Third Thursday on Main

Thursday, July 19
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Street Alachua

Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your "pre-weekend" on! Every third Thursday of each month Alachua's Downtown area comes alive with the sound of music, unique dining and shopping, and so much more! Download an Event Map Here

Event Highlights:

Live music by Aunt Jackie Band

 Art and Craft Walk

Alachua Health and Fitness Food Truck Rally

Julie's Pins & Needles mini Quilt Expo

Tony and Al's Resturant Music and Art Night

Alachua Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Cruise-In: Show and Shine

Promotions and Specials at Participating Businesses.


Alachua Antiques & Collectibles
Julie’s Pins and Needles
Kelly’s Kreations
Main Street Sweets
Music Junction
Nonna’s Nook at Main Street Pie.
Valerie’s Loft
Vendors at Art and Craft Walk

Event Dining Options:

Alachua Health and Fitness Food Truck Rally 
Alachua Sports Pub

Main Street Pie Co.
Tony and Al's Deli

Art and Craft Walk Artists:

Online Artist Map Here

(Alachua Health and Fitness) Robin Popp is a woodworker and painter - a combination on that joins beautifully together in pieces of art that tell a story. Her north Florida farm and surrounding area provides much of the subject matter for her oil paintings and she often works “en plein air” on location capturing the color and light of the natural world. A native of Florida, she and her husband have been in the Gainesville area for almost ten years.

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(Music and Art Night at Tony and Al’s) Larry Behnke has been an artist all his life specializing in drawing and photography. He worked for the High Springs Herald for 20 years and was the founder and owner of the High Springs Observer.


(Kelly’s Kreations) Daniel Richard Williams is a recent graduate of Fort White High School. His preferred media are: color pencil, acrylic paint, and watercolor paints. His style varies from classical landscapes to interpretive portraits.

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(Kelly’s Kreations) Kelly Harris, owner of Kelly’s Kreations Gifts & Flowers has been designing gift baskets and floral arrangements for 20 years. Finding a unique gift is often hard and she works within your price range and preference to create something special. Kelly specializes in fresh and silk flower arrangements, wreaths, custom gift baskets, and offers many personal and unique gifts.

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Connie Griffis started building lamps after she obtained an abundant supply of galvanized fittings and needed to find a use for them. She has owned and cut hair at the Alachua Barber Shop for the last 27 years.

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Karen Woodburn creates crazy critters by soldering and gluing junk she finds at thrift stores and dumpsters.

(Julie’s Pins and Needles) Julie Tucker, owner of Julie’s Pins and Needles, made her first quilt in 1990 when her husband was deployed overseas with the U.S. Navy. Now owner of her own quilt shop, Julie hopes to keep the tradition alive as it is part of people’s heritage and connects them to the past.


Maureen Malden has always had an ardent love for writing. “In & Out The Dragon’s Mouth” is her first book in a series about the place she grew up, on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. This book is dedicated to her grandchildren, in memory of their ancestral roots.


Belinda Nix began creating custom greeting cards because she had always been interested in art but, never developed the ability to draw. Belinda discovered that by using stamps as the foundation for her creations, she can enjoy playing with color, patterns, texture, and design. She loves the challenge of creating a greeting card for a special person and occasion.

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(Valerie’s Loft) Amber Springer is a recent High School graduate. Working mostly with paint for her works, she uses an expressive style to predominantly create portraits and floral-based pieces. With an additional love for Earth's oceans and aquatic life, she enjoys fabricating whimsical paintings of whales or jellyfish in dream-like surroundings.


(Valerie’s Loft) Nicole Stroud, owner of Valerie’s Loft, designs and makes personalized T-shirts and bows with her cutting machine.

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Elizabeth Potter, owner of Rootzy Fair Trade, is an anthropologist who works directly with artists living in underdeveloped countries to sell their work in the U.S. The purses, home décor and jewelry featured are up cycled from tire tubes, oil drums, aluminum cans, and jeans.

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(Music Junction) Suzanne Carson is a nature and landscape photographer who loves capturing sunsets and local scenery. She lives in Gainesville and is a dental hygienist.

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(Music Junction) Leon Barrows, owner of Music Junction, builds, sculpts, and creates custom ukuleles, banjos and guitars. Leon learned his love of woodworking from his father who was a cabinet maker.

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(Alachua Antiques) Lee Hanes, owner of Alachua Antiques, is a local Alachua artist that transitions effortlessly from sculpting to painting with any medium on every surface imaginable. His latest acquisition, a CNC router, brings new dimension to his creativity. Always up for the challenge, this Desert Storm veteran believes everything is possible in life and art.

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