Steve Williams is well known throughout Jacksonville as the president of Harbinger Sign, the owner of Florida Mining Gallery, and a hard-core advocate of the arts and development in the urban core. He recently purchased the old Peterson's Five & Dime building in Five Points and renovated it to house a new location for Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House. He's also a big fan of of MOCA Jacksonville, where you'll often find him visiting the galleries or eating at NOLA MOCA.
Throughout the end of the year, we're asking people to share why they support MOCA.
Steve Williams: #ibelieveinMOCA for its strong vision from MOCA Jacksonville on Vimeo.
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I have a gallery and a national electrical sign company based here I Jacksonville. I collect Southeast American works. I was born in North Carolina and moved to Jacksonville at age 5, so I consider myself a native. I grew up in Arlington and graduated from Bolles, and I have a huge crush on Jacksonville. So much potential. I usually work for fun ;) or anything in the downtown area or historic boroughs surrounding it.
#ibelieveinMOCA because …
Having a strong contemporary museum in a metropolitan area is a must for many reasons. I like MOCA because of the content and the theory they use to implement the shows and vision.