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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

 

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 20
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Sunday, February 24

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 20
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Sunday, February 24
Monday, February 25

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Time is running out! Limited tickets remain for the 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights

Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. and enjoy the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
  • General Admission: $125
  • Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.

___________________________________________________________________

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @cityyearjax

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Thursday, February 14
Friday, February 15
Saturday, February 16
Sunday, February 17

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Thursday, February 14
Friday, February 15
Saturday, February 16
Sunday, February 17
Monday, February 18

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Time is running out! Limited tickets remain for the 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights

Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. and enjoy the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
  • General Admission: $125
  • Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.

___________________________________________________________________

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @tattythinks
 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday, February 6
Thursday, February 7
Saturday, February 9

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday, February 6
Thursday, February 7
Friday, February 8
Saturday, February 9

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

515 N. Newman St.
Now Open!
Karma Beauty Spa and Store
45 W. Bay St.
Now Open!
The Manhattan Sports Bar & Lounge
345 E. Bay St.
Now Open!
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Brooklyn Station
Announced
Panera Bread
Brooklyn Station
Announced

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Black Excellence: Past, Present, Future at #ArtWalkJax!
 
Celebrate Black History Month in #DTJax! Enjoy local art, delicious food, live music and performances, and 35+ venues on Feb. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Details.
Highlights:
  • Headquarters at Hemming Park: Enjoy readings by award-winning Poet, Ebony Payne, live performance by Shake Culture Crew and Jacksonville University Greek Life.
  • Kid Zone at Hemming Park: Enjoy bounce houses, a magic show by Crossroads Magic and activities by MyGym Jacksonville.
  • Vagabond Flea at Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more!
 
 
 

 
Hey Jacksonville, show your love for our Bold City! 
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and  LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer Alex Songcuan to show our love for Jacksonville. Get yours today!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

 
 
 
 

Limited tickets remain for the 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. and enjoy the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
  • General Admission: $125
  • Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.

Sponsorship opportunities still available.

___________________________________________________________________

 

Get Involved

 

If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you! Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.

 
 
 

The Future of Transit and Autonomous Vehicles: Public Perception Survey
 
Help the University of Florida Transportation Institute and Department of Urban and Regional Planning understand perceptions on automated transportation systems and efficiency, mobility, accessibility, safety, and equity in Jacksonville, FL. Take the survey here.
Questions about the survey? Email siva@ce.ufl.edu.
City Council Meeting
 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.

___________________________________________________________________

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

 
Photo by @damien.lamar during a Hemming Park Walking Club lunch tour.
 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31
Saturday, February 2

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31
Friday, February 1
Saturday, February 2

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31
Friday, February 1
Saturday, February 2
Sunday, February 3

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Get Involved

 

Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.
The Future of Transit and Autonomous Vehicles: Public Perception Survey
 
The University of Florida Transportation Institute and Department of Urban and Regional Planning are conducting a study to understand the users’ perception to autonomous and connected vehicles and how they are preparing and adapting to this new era of automated transportation systems.
The feedback obtained from participants would help transit agencies and transportation experts prioritize strategies and initiatives to enhance the transportation network efficiency, mobility, accessibility, safety, and equity in Jacksonville, FL.
Questions about the survey? Contact siva@ce.ufl.edu.
 
 

Friends of Hemming Park: Quarterly Community Meeting
 
Join Friends of Hemming Park for a Quarterly Meeting to hear a year-in-review and a look ahead at plans for the park and scheduled events for the upcoming year.
When: Thursday, January 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office, Main Library (1st Floor), 303 N. Laura St.
Complete a short survey prior to the meeting for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Details.
 
 

City Council Meeting
 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

515 N. Newman St.
Now Open!
45 W. Bay St.
Now Open!
345 E. Bay St.
Now Open!
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 
NEW Expanded Downtown Historical Timeline
Jacksonville has a long, rich history. Experience our new interactive, illustrated presentation of some of the most interesting and impactful events that have occurred Downtown over the last 500 years! Details.
 
 

NEXT WEEK: Black Excellence: Past, Present, Future at #ArtWalkJax!
 
Celebrate Black History Month in #DTJax! Enjoy local art, delicious food, live music and performances, and 35+ venues on Feb. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Details.
Highlights:
  • Headquarters at Hemming Park: Enjoy readings by award-winning Poet, Ebony Payne, live performance by Shake Culture Crew and Jacksonville University Greek Life.
  • Kid Zone at Hemming Park: Enjoy bounce houses, a magic show by Crossroads Magic and activities by MyGym Jacksonville.
  • Vagabond Flea at Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more!
 
 

 
Hey Jacksonville, show your love for our Bold City! 
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and  LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer Alex Songcuan to show our love for Jacksonville. Get yours today!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.
 
 

 
 

4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us at the 4th annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. and enjoy the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
  • General Admission: $125
  • Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your organization when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights.
 Download the Gala Sponsorship Kit today for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.
Click here for the online sponsor payment option.
 
 

 
 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @babeswhohustle

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, January 22
Wednesday, January 23
Thursday, January 24

Saturday, January 26

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, January 22
Wednesday, January 23
Thursday, January 24
Friday, January 25
Saturday, January 26

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, January 22
Wednesday, January 23
Thursday, January 24
Saturday, January 26
Sunday, January 27

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Get Involved

 

 

Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.
Friends of Hemming Park: Quarterly Community Meeting
 
Join Friends of Hemming Park for a Quarterly Meeting to hear a year-in-review and a look ahead at plans for the park and scheduled events for the upcoming year.
When: Thursday, January 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office, Main Library (1st Floor), 303 N. Laura St.
Complete a short survey prior to the meeting for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Details.

 

 

City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, January 22, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chamber, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

515 N. Newman St.
Now Open!
45 W. Bay St.
Now Open!
345 E. Bay St.
Now Open!
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Hey Jacksonville, show your love for our Bold City! 
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and  LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer, Alex Songcuan, to show our love for Jacksonville. Get yours today!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision, as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

 

4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us at the 4th annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme celebrates the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
  • General Admission: $125
  • Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.

 

 

4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your organization when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights.
Download the Gala Sponsorship Kit today for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.
Click here for the online sponsor payment option.

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 

 

2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

Photo by @kt.visuals

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, January 15
Wednesday, January 16
Thursday, January 17
Friday, January 18

Saturday, January 19

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, January 15
Wednesday, January 16
Thursday, January 17
Friday, January 18
Saturday, January 19

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Wednesday, January 16
Thursday, January 17

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Get Involved

 

 

Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
 

Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.
Friends of Hemming Park: Quarterly Community Meeting
 
Join Friends of Hemming Park for a Quarterly Meeting to hear a year-in-review and a look ahead at plans for the park and scheduled events for the upcoming year.
When: Thursday, January 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office, Main Library (1st Floor), 303 N. Laura St.
Complete a short survey prior to the meeting for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Details.

 

 

City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, January 22, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chamber, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

515 N. Newman St.
Now Open!
Now Open!
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

DVI Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
Thank you to everyone who came out to this morning’s Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting!
Appreciated hearing from City Council President Aaron Bowman and today’s panel: Dawn Lockhart from the City of Jacksonville, Dawn Gilman from Changing Homelessness, Cindy Funkhouser from Sulzbacher, Penny Kievet from City Rescue Mission and Major Bert Tanner from the The Salvation Army.
Grateful we have so many leaders working together to address homelessness in our city.
Welcome to our new Board Members!
 
We are very excited to welcome three new Board members to Downtown Vision’s Board of Directors: Zach Ashourian with Ash Properties, Ryan McIntyre with VyStar Credit Union and Dawn Southworth with Omni Jacksonville.
Read about them here. Thanks to the
Hey Jacksonville, show your love for our Bold City! 
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and  LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer, Alex Songcuan, to show our love for Jacksonville. Get yours today!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision, as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us at the 4th annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme celebrates the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
General Admission: $125
Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your organization when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights.
Download the Gala Sponsorship Kit today for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.
Click here for the online sponsor payment option.
2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

___________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week 

 
Photo by @UnderSiege360

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, January 8
Wednesday, January 9
Thursday, January 10
Friday, January 11
Saturday, January 12

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Wednesday, January 9
Thursday, January 10
Saturday, January 12

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Get Involved

 

Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.
 
 

City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, January 8, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chamber, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
 

Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

 

Friends of Hemming Park: Quarterly Community Meeting
 
Join Friends of Hemming Park for a Quarterly Meeting to hear a year-in-review and a look ahead at plans for the park and scheduled events for the upcoming year.
When: Thursday, January 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office, Main Library (1st Floor), 303 N. Laura St.
Complete a short survey prior to the meeting for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Details.

 

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

400 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
223 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
345 E. Bay St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon

 

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DVI Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
Please join Downtown Vision, Inc. next Tuesday for the next Downtown Stakeholder Meeting.
When: Tuesday, January 15, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Ed Ball Building, 1st Floor Training Room
DVI will host its first 2019 Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting with speaker Council President Aaron Bowman and a a discussion with:
  • Dawn Lockhart – Director of Strategic Partnerships, City of Jacksonville.
  • Dawn Gilman – Changing Homelessness
  • Cindy Funkhauser – Sulzbacher Center
  • Penny Kievett – City Rescue Mission
  • Major Bert Tanner – Salvation Army
DVI will also provide updates on upcoming Downtown events.
To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Eric Miller via email.
 

 
 

4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us at the 4th annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme celebrates the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
General Admission: $125
Young Professionals (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
VIP: $250
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your organization when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights.
Download the Gala Sponsorship Kit today for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.
Click here for the online sponsor payment option.
 
 

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?”
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
2017 State of Downtown Report
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 

2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.