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what is WAX?

Emily Cargill and Dancers is producing Jacksonville's second annual Women Arts Exchange on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Phoenix Arts and Innovation District.  The Phoenix is Jacksonville's newest event and performance space, located in the historic Springfield /Downtown area.

WAX will promote, highlight and feature bold, unique and interesting women artists in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas in the visual and performance art genres. WAX is our way of paying homage to the important and necessary impact that women have had on our culture, our community and our world.

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Emily Cargill and Dancers seeks to build community and camaraderie among women creators and encourage artistic collaborations in the future among participating artists. WAX will showcase the wide array of women artists in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas who are inspired to be a part of a 'women supporting women' event.


In short, a celebration of women in the arts!


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Art Gallery/Sip'n Stroll

The Women Arts Exchange will feature a curated art gallery, displaying work from local female creatives in the visual art genre. Participating artists will be announced soon!  While patrons stroll, local craft brews by Bold City Brewing will be available for purchase.


Dance Performance

The second half of the evening will feature an intimate dance performance featuring some of the most innovative, creative, and bold female dance makers in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Audience members will be seated in the round, where they will be able to witness up close and personal accounts of these unique and compelling choreographic voices. Featured choreographers include: Emily Cargill and Dancers (JAX), Xan Burley (Gainsville), Sami Coplon (NYC), Julianna Raimondo (DC), Andie Knudson (ATL), Muyu Ruba (Phila.) and Bliss Kohlmyer (Tampa). The performance will end with a collaborative auditory and movement exchange between spoken word artists from Women Writing for (a) Change/ Jacksonville and the participating dancers of the Women Arts Exchange.

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