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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 

 
Photo by @UnderSiege360

 

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

 

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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#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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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

 

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.

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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 @sa.resta
 

 

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

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Saturday, January 5

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

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.
Waterways 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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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Celebrate the New Year in Style at #ArtWalkJax!
 
There’s plenty to do and see with the entire family this month including:
  • Headquarters at Hemming Park: Enjoy a fashion show by IONE Fashions at 6:30 p.m. followed by a performance by Groove Coalition from 7-9 p.m.
  • Family Fun: Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym and bounce houses from Backyard Carnival.
  • Vagabond Flea @ Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, one block down from Hemming Park.
  • Food Truck Village: Devour delectable food from Josie’s Latin Fusion, Son of a Butcher, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Back to the Grind Jax and Island Girl. Plus, don’t miss a performance by Limitless Group from 6-8 p.m.
  • Dazzling sights to see: Stroll down Laura Street for the annual “Lights on Laura” display featuring 80,000 LED holiday lights and nearly 100 LED-lit garlands, made possible by Downtown Vision.

Want to know more? Get the details here.

 

 

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: $75
Young Professionals Couple: $125
*Young Professionals, 21-35. 
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company 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.
 

 

NEW: 2017-2018 Annual Report is here!
 
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” 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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 

 

2018 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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Can you believe that 2019 is right around the corner? Before you make New Year’s Eve plans, be sure to check out all of the events going on in #DTJax! With the Christmas holiday landing on a Tuesday, there will not be a Weekly Newsletter sent out on Dec. 25th. Happy Holidays from DVI!

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @mocajax

 

 

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

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

Family Fun

Monday, December 24

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, December 18
Wednesday, December 19
Thursday, December 20
Friday, December 21
Saturday, December 22
Monday, December 24
Saturday, December 29

 

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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 Avenue, 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 by 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. Details.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

 

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 
 

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: $75
Young Professionals Couple: $125
*Young Professionals, 21-35. 
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company 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.
NEW: 2017-2018 Annual Report is here!
 
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” 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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2018 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.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Have you seen these around? We love these unique additions popping up around the #DTJax, Springfield and Riverside neighborhoods. Next time you see one, snap a picture and use #BeBoldJax.
 
 
 

Photo by @grumpygypsy
 

 

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Saturday, December 15

 

Family Fun

Monday, December 17

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Friday, December 14
Saturday, December 15
Sunday, December 16
Monday, December 17

 

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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 Avenue, 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 by the email address provided.

 

 

COJ City Council Meeting 

 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, December 11, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
 

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

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

 

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
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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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

 

Photo by: @kddreamin

 
 
 
 
 
 

There was a 100% chance of snow in #DTJax…
Thank you to everyone who attended our Spirit of Giving #ArtWalkJax last week! We hope you had a fantastic time playing in the snow, taking horse-drawn carriage rides, viewing the Annual Tree Lighting and all the other exciting activities throughout the night.
A HUGE thanks to VyStar Credit Union for sponsoring this event and making it possible to bring 15 tons of snow to the urban core!
We’d also like to thank Council President Aaron Bowman and VyStar Credit Union President/CEO Brian Wolfburg for leading the Annual Tree Lighting at Hemming Park and for their continued support of Downtown.
In case you missed the fun, check out this fun video by First Coast News.
We look forward to the new year, full with new possibilities. Don’t miss the Dress the pART #ArtWalkJax on January 2, 2019. Details.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to the 2018 #DTJax Award Winners!
Thank you to all who attended for celebrating the 4th Annual #DTJax Award winners at the 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast this morning!
Downtown Vision created the #DTJax Awards in 2015 to celebrate the people and projects making Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest. Learn more about the awards here.
2018 Winners
Ambassador of the Year
Michael Ryan
Downtown Project of the Year
20West FSCJ Housing and Cafe
Downtowners of the Year
Ambassador John D. Rood and Steve Moore
Vestcor
Downtown Achievement Award
Aundra Wallace
Downtown Investment Authority
Thanks to all the great Downtown Jacksonville supporters who came out to The River Club to honor the winners, including our DVI board and elected officials.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors again for their support in making this event a possibility:
Event Sponsors
Ambassador Award Sponsor
Sponsors
Media Sponsors
We also announced the theme for our 2019 #DTJax Gala…Havana Nights, Neon Lights!
We hope to see you at our upcoming 2019 #DTJax Gala on Saturday, February 23 at Novel Coworking (formerly Level Office). Tickets and sponsorships can be found at DTJaxGala.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEW: 2017-2018 Annual Report is here!
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” 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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2018 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 @ecisivekat

 

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

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, December 4
Thursday, December 6
Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 8

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Friday, December 7
Monday, December 10

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

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 Avenue, 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 by the email address provided.

COJ City Council Meeting 

 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, December 11, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
 

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

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

 

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Tickets are going fast for the inaugural #DTJax Awards Breakfast!
 
Celebrate the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville on Tuesday, December 11, from 7:30-10 a.m. at The River Club.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include breakfast and complimentary parking. Buy your tickets or table today.
VyStar Credit Union Presents: Spirit of Giving Art Walk NEXT WEEK
Give the gift of local this holiday season when you shop at #ArtWalkJax. There’s plenty to do and see with the entire family this month including:
  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Hemming Park with Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m.
  • Don’t miss these performances at the Hemming Park Main Stage:
    • Jacksonville Symphony Brass Quintet, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Scott Jones School of Dance, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
    • Poetry reading by local student Miracle Singleton, 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday fun in Hemming:
    • Take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride around Hemming Park.
    • Bring the kids to play in 15 tons of real snow North Pole Play Area.
    • Visit the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for a $5 wristband that gives access to both.
    • Pick up Free 3-D snowflake glasses and candy canes at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park while supplies last.
  • Dazzling sights to see:
    • Stroll down Laura Street for the annual “Lights on Laura” display featuring 80,000 LED holiday lights and nearly 100 LED-lit garlands, made possible by Downtown Vision.
    • Holiday windows return to Downtown for the first time in years with The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art featuring decorated windows in your favorite #DTJax businesses organized by Wolf & Cub.

Want to know more? Get the details here.

DVI is looking for fun, talented interns for the Spring!
 
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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
2016-2017 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.
2018 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 @jaxlanding

 

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

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Sunday, December 2

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Friday, November 30
Monday, December 3

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Get Involved

 

Have an impact in Downtown Jacksonville by helping Downtown Vision, Inc. on #GivingTuesday to create a clean, safe and vibrant downtown.

With initiatives like the Clean and Safe Ambassador program, placemaking projects including the newly created Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) fund and more, Downtown Vision is able to use donations on #GivingTuesday to continue to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

Thank you for your support! Donate.

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 Avenue, 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 by the email address provided.

 

COJ City Council Meeting 

 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, November 27, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
 

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

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

 

 __________________________________________________________________

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Tickets are going fast for the inaugural #DTJax Awards Breakfast!
 
Celebrate the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville on Tuesday, December 11, from 7:30-10 a.m. at The River Club.
Celebrate the 4th Annual #DTJax Award winners and be among the first to find out the theme for the much-anticipated 2019 #DTJax Gala!
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include breakfast and complimentary parking. Buy your tickets or table today.
VyStar Credit Union Presents: Spirit of Giving Art Walk NEXT WEEK
Give the gift of local this holiday season when you shop at #ArtWalkJax. There’s plenty to do and see with the entire family this month including:
  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Hemming Park with Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m.
  • Don’t miss these performances at the Hemming Park Main Stage:
    • Jacksonville Symphony Brass Quintet, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Scott Jones School of Dance, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
    • Poetry reading by local student Miracle Singleton, 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday fun in Hemming:
    • Take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride around Hemming Park.
    • Bring the kids to play in 15 tons of real snow North Pole Play Area.
    • Visit the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for a $5 wristband that gives access to both.
    • Pick up Free 3-D snowflake glasses and candy canes at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park while supplies last.
  • Dazzling sights to see:
    • Stroll down Laura Street for the annual “Lights on Laura” display featuring 80,000 LED holiday lights and nearly 100 LED-lit garlands, made possible by Downtown Vision.
    • Holiday windows return to Downtown for the first time in years with The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art featuring decorated windows in your favorite #DTJax businesses organized by Wolf & Cub.

Want to know more? Get the details here.

DVI is looking for fun, talented interns for the Spring!
 
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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
2016-2017 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.
2018 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.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Thanksgiving is a day to count our blessings (not our carbs), and these brownies by Mocha Misk’i are a sweet way to give thanks!

 

Photo by @mochamiski

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Friday, November 23
Monday, November 26

 

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Get Involved

 

The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art – Call to Artists and Businesses – TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
 
The Holiday Windows of Art are a festive way of highlighting an array of artists while filling empty store windows. This year, Wolf & Cub is organizing the project and is calling for artists and businesses to participate in this event.
When: the windows will be unveiled on Dec. 5 during the First Wednesday Art Walk and will remain up for the month of December.
Artists: submit a PDF sketch of your concept along with a brief description of the project. Include name, contact and project information. Details.
COJ City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, November 27, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
400 N. Hogan St.
Opening Thanksgiving Weekend!
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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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

 

#ShopSmall with us at Small Business Saturday!
Mark your calendars for Nov. 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small®. Stop by 15+ participating businesses in Downtown Jacksonville and get a chance to win a giveaway with goodies from some of your favorite #DTJax spots! Details.
Tickets are going fast for the inaugural #DTJax Awards Breakfast!
Celebrate the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville on Tuesday, December 11, from 7:30-10 a.m. at The River Club.
Celebrate the 4th Annual #DTJax Award winners and be among the first to find out the theme for the much-anticipated 2019 #DTJax Gala!
Tickets are $25 and include breakfast and complimentary parking. Buy your tickets or table today.
2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast. Download the kit here. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVI is looking for fun, talented interns for the Spring!
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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
2016-2017 Annual Report
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.
2018 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