Jacksonville's annual Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts event gets under way today.

Jacksonville's annual Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts event gets under way today.

It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday at on the grounds of the Jacksonville Museum at Fifth and C streets.

The 12th annual celebration features art, of course, as well as music, food and animals for kids to pet. Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by Jacksonville Community Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a center for cultural events and education.