The Looking Lab: Art in Empty Storefronts is a new project that is made possible by a grant from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Through a series of innovative, site-specific installations in four vacant storefronts, The Looking Lab aims to bring new life to Downtown Jax.
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"Exhibit B" In-Progress

First of all, The Looking Lab team would like to give a great big thank you for all of the support you have given us, and we hope you had as great of a time as we did during our first pop-up art installation reception! In addition, The Looking Lab made the news and we could not have done it without you!

We want to keep the positive momentum going, so we’re diving right in to our next installation by UNF sculpture professor Jenny Hager’s Enlivened Spaces course students. We’re so excited to announce that the next site will be…..CITY HALL!

The project is curated by Joy Leverette, Jenny Hager, Mark Creegan (Florida State College at Jacksonville Professor of Art) and Lana Heylock (Jacksonville University Professor of Dance). A total of nine currently empty windows—once the windows of the old Cohen’s Department Store, will be activated. It will also feature two site-specific dance performances by JU’s choreography students.








Watch the progression of the students’ work as they transform the windows of the City Hall St. James Building (177 W Duval St.) over the course of the next month and a half! As always, you can stay up to date with their progress and exhibition details via our Facebook page, and even join our emailing list

We’re in!

Super exciting….. Just minutes ago I met with Elias of Petra Management and was passed on the key to 107 E. Bay Street—the site of our very first ever Looking Lab storefront art installation in Downtown Jacksonville! In just a few weeks this site will be transformed with incredible art by David Montgomery and Crystal Floyd. It’s happening!