Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
For the 14th Douglas Anderson Writers’ Festival we will return to the event’s original home, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts campus. With a recent renovation of the school’s state-of-the-art theatre facilities and a brand new academic building and cafeteria, festival attendees will get a glimpse into the extraordinary environment students of the program have access to as members of this unique arts community.
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is a Duval County Public School for students grades 9 through 12 with a desire for focused on the intensive study in the arts. Established as an arts school in 1985, the school attracts students from all parts of North Florida and South Georgia who have talent in dance, instrumental or vocal music, performance or technical theatre, film and video production, creative writing, and visual arts. A high academic standard, coupled with a broad arts curriculum, offers students an opportunity to excel in a chosen discipline while preparing them for post-secondary education.
2445 San Diego Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207
From the North or West – cross the Fuller-Warren, Acosta or Main Street bridge, take I-95 South to the Beaches exit. Approximately 1/8 mile turn right on White Ave. (Assumption church and school on left; law office on right on corner). Douglas Anderson is approximately 1/2 mile down White Ave. on the left. You will arrive at the back of the school where the Theatre is located.
From the South – Take I-95 north to the Emerson Street exit, turn left on Emerson and go to Philips Highway. Turn right on Philips and go north one mile to the light at Wishart. Turn right on Wishart and then left onto White Ave., which runs beside Douglas Anderson.
From the Beaches – Take J. Turner Butler Blvd. (Rte 202) west all the way to Philips Highway. Turn right on Philips and proceed north to the light at Wishart. Turn right on Wishart and then left onto White Ave., which runs beside Douglas Anderson.