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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 @cre8jax

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 26
Saturday, September 29
Sunday, September 30

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, September 27
Friday, September 28
Sunday, September 30
Monday, October 1

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 26

 

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Get Involved

 

COJ City Council Meeting 

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday (today), September 25, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chamber

 
 
 
 

LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 
 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum

 

 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 
 
 

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#DTJax News

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.

 

 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1515 Prudential Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

 

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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DVI Updates:

 

Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting with updates from Special Guest Speaker: Sheriff Mike Williams – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
When: Tuesday, October 2
*NEW TIME*: 8 A.M.
*NEW LOCATION*: TIAA Bank Center Auditorium at 301 W. Bay St.
To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Eric Miller via email.
 

 

6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEXT WEEK, the 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk will be upon us!
Make your way to #DTJax on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-10 p.m. to witness the annual Tapping of the Keg, weiner-dog races, authentic German folk music and so much more!
Plus, make sure to bring out your beer stein to participate in some Oktoberfest themed competitions! This is a family-friendly event, so you won’t have to leave the little ones (or little furry ones) at home. Details.

 

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

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

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

 

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail
 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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 @natepwatson

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 19
Saturday, September 22

 
 

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, September 20
Friday, September 21
Sunday, September 23
Monday, September 24

 

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Get Involved

 

LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum

 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1515 Prudential Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

THREE DAYS until PARK(ing) Day 2018!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is PARK(ing) Day? It’s a global event where citizens, artists, and more collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into incredible pop-up parks or “PARK(ing) spaces.”

Downtown Vision has partnered up with local businesses in the urban core – including Daniel James Salon, Anytime Fitness, Super Food and Brew, The Brick Coffee House, Visit Jacksonville, Hollywood Cuts, Wolf & Cub, Bellwether and more – to provide unique PARK(ing) destinations in the heart of our city.

Come out to Park(ing) Day this week on Friday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see the very best of what #DTJax has to offer! Details.

 

Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting with updates from Special Guest Speaker: Sheriff Mike Williams – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
When: Tuesday, October 2
*NEW TIME*: 8 A.M.
*NEW LOCATION*: TIAA Bank Center Auditorium at 301 W. Bay St.
To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Eric Miller via email.
 

 

6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In only TWO WEEKS, the 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk will be upon us!
Make your way to #DTJax on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-10 p.m. to witness the annual Tapping of the Keg, weiner-dog races, authentic German folk music and so much more!
Plus, make sure to bring out the beer stein to participate in some Oktoberfest themed competitions! This is a family-friendly event, so you won’t have to leave the little ones (or little furry ones) at home. Details.

 

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

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

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

 

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.

“Providing temporary public open space…one parking spot at a time” 

What could be more fun than enjoying the urban core in amazing parks that highlight the best that Downtown Jacksonville has to offer?

PARK(ing) Day is a global movement that was founded in San Francisco in 2005 in order to “call attention to the need for more urban spaces.” The success of the movement is transparent in the establishment of a nonprofit solely dedicated to “converting [underused areas] into new pedestrian spaces”: Pavements to Parks.

 

Although PARK(ing) Day has since evolved to emphasize different social issues; the movement still continues to create connections between artists, local business owners and community members by temporarily transforming parking spaces into incredible pop-up parks. This year, Downtown Jacksonville is joining the movement by hosting PARK(ing) Day in the urban core.

The event will be held on Friday, September 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. All parklets will be located along Laura Street and its surrounding area but are typically located right in front of participating businesses. This includes Anytime Fitness, Bellwether, Daniel James Salon, Hollywood Cuts, Superfood and Brew, Visit Jacksonville, Wolf & Cub, The Brick and Downtown Vision, Inc.

DVI has reached out to multiple local businesses in the city to provide unique PARK(ing) destinations during the lunch rush. Businesses are digging into their creative outlets to provide downtown employees, visitors and residents with parklets to remember. Whether you are looking for a place to relax or have fun during your break, PARK(ing) Day will not disappoint.

The event will also be a great way to show your support for some of Jacksonville’s thriving local businesses. They are excited to engage with guests in a more informal setting, outside of their storefronts.

If you are worried about parking during this event, don’t be! Downtown Vision, Inc. has provided this list and map of available parking spaces in Downtown Jacksonville. This includes more than 44,000 spaces!

So stretch your legs and take advantage of the additional public spaces that our #DTJax businesses have put together!

For more information, visit the PARK(ing) Day Facebook Page 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

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

Family Fun 

Wednesday, September 12
Saturday, September 15
Monday, September 17

 

Live Music & Nightlife

 

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved

 
COJ City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 11, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers

 

 
 
 

LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 
 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 
 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1515 Prudential Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Sixteen Years at Downtown Vision

 

Congrats on 16 years at DVI to Ambassador Lydia! Lydia can be seen around #DTJax in her bright orange shirt, helping someone or keeping Downtown looking beautiful. Thank you, Lydia, for your hard work and dedication to not only Downtown Vision, but to Downtown Jacksonville. Cheers!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

PARK(ing) Day 2018
 
What is PARK(ing) Day? It’s a global event where citizens, artists, and more collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into incredible pop-up parks or “PARK(ing) spaces.”
 
Downtown Vision has partnered up with local businesses in the urban core – including Daniel James Salon, Anytime Fitness, Super Food and Brew, The Brick Coffee House, Visit Jacksonville, Hollywood Cuts, Wolf & Cub, Bellwether and more – to provide unique PARK(ing) destinations in the heart of our city.

Come out to Park(ing) Day on September 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see the very best of what #DTJax has to offer! Details.

 

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
 
Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

 
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

 

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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 @vannahd729

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Friday, September 7
Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9
 

Family Fun 

Friday, September 7
Saturday, September 8
Monday, September 10

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, September 6
Friday, September 7
Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9
Monday, September 10

 

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved

 

LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 
 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 COJ City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 11, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers

 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1515 Prudential Dr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Bring Your Furry Friends to Art Walk Tomorrow!
 
This month, celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Art Walk and don’t forget to bring treats! Enter your pet in the Best Dressed Pet Competition, sponsored by Bark Downtown, and stop by our Kid Zone at Hemming Park for fun games and activities provided by My Gym and a live magic show by Robert Sanderson. Check out Yappy Hour meet up at the Jacksonville Landing. Plus, enjoy live music, local artwork, delectable food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Details.

 
 
 

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
Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

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
2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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 @kevin.otoole

 

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

 

Family Fun 

Tuesday, August 28
Wednesday, August 29
Saturday, September 1
Monday, September 3

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 30
Friday, August 31
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
Monday, September 3

 

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Get Involved

 

2018 August Surge with Changing Homelessness
 
 
 
 
COJ City Council Meeting
 

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers

 
 
 
 

Living In Peace Vigil at the Jacksonville Landing

Join Living In Peace for a vigil to reflect on, honor, and celebrate the lives of those lost at the tragic incident over the weekend at the Jacksonville Landing. Details.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 8 p.m.
Where: Jacksonville Landing

 
 
 
 

LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 
 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 
 
 
 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.

 
 
 
 
 
 

1515 Prudential Dr.
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

Staying Strong in the Face of Tragedy

 

We are deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that occurred in our Downtown over the weekend. Our hearts are broken for those who lost loved ones and who were injured or affected by yesterday’s shooting. We offer our deepest sympathies.
We are grateful to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, elected officials, hospital workers and all first responders for their swift action in our city’s time of need.
Downtown Jacksonville is our home, and this incident is not indicative of the Downtown we know. Our Jacksonville community will heal together and make our city better together. Working together – with love and support – we can continue to help make Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest.
 

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

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

 
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

 

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.