#DTJax Weekly Update: August 25-31, 2020

Instagram of the Week

Burrito Gallery Downtown is reopening September 1st after renovations! Don’t miss their showcase of 20 pieces of work by a group of talented local artists, curated by Dustin Harewood. Artists include Victor Ali, Alison Fernandez, Katrina Ferdandez, Connor Poovey and Kenny Wilson. Photo by @humberto_904
Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.


First Wednesday Art Walk

Join us on September 2nd at 12 p.m. & 7 p.m. to celebrate local artists!

Visit the Art Walk Facebook page for the lunch segment, where we’ll interview Kiara Amaris Sanchez of Kiartist about her journey of becoming an artist, her iconic style, and what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her.

Then, join us in the evening as we stream the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville‘s 44th Annual Art Awards. Many of our beloved Art Walk artists and performers are up for awards. Tune in on their Facebook page.

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The Ritz Theatre & Museum in Search of Muralists

The Ritz has a special project in the works and is looking for local muralists from all backgrounds to get involved. Send your portfolio to

Candy Classes at Home with Sweet Pete’s Candy Co.

Make candy from the comfort of you own kitchen! Sweet Pete’s is offering virtual versions of their Truffle, Gummy & Chocolate Dipping Classes! Call 904-376-7161 to book.

The Jacksonville Symphony Returns September 26th

The Jacksonville Symphony returns to Jacoby Symphony Hall on September 26th for Fanfare! featuring Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes alongside Courtney Lewis and the Symphony.
Tickets Available Now

The Sun-Ray Drive-in Returns This Weekend

Join Sun-Ray Cinema for their first new release since March, Bill & Ted: Face the Music. Opens Friday 8/28 at Tailgaters Parking on Talleyrand Ave. AVL Productions will be bringing along their 42 foot wide video wall and big sound!
Tickets Available Now


#DTJax e-Gift Card

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 26 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting!  Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

To celebrate the launch, Downtown Vision is offering the following bonus gifts:

  • Buy a $25 Gift Card, receive a $5 bonus gift on us
  • Buy a $50 Gift Card, receive a $10 bonus gift on us
  • Buy a $100 Gift Card, receive a $20 bonus gift on us
  • Buy a $200 Gift Card, receive a $50 bonus gift on us (best value)

Offer expires September 30, 2020, available while supplies last.

Upcoming #DTJax Events:

Mico Fuentes 2019 Artist in Residence Workshop @ MOSH

August 29, 2020 from 2-4 p.m.

Join MOSH’s Artist in Residence Mico Fuentes and create your own mixed media work of art! The workshop is free and open to the public.

Delve into the creative process behind the interactive mixed media showpiece created by Fuentes, from his initial spark to finished fabrication. Try your own hand at experimenting with different artistic mediums, materials and printmaking techniques to create your own work of art. Jacksonville Hiring Event
August 27, 2020 at DoubleTree Jacksonville Riverfront
Morning Yoga at RAM
August 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Riverside Arts Market
Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events

Updates from Downtown Vision

Mandatory Masks: As of 6/29/2020, the City of Jacksonville has implemented a mandatory mask requirement for public & indoor locations, and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance.

Florida Reopening Phase II:
Florida is now in Phase II of the state-wide reopening plans. Governor DeSantis’ plan, Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step, relaxes more of the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Changes Include:

  • Gyms and retail operating at 100% capacity
  • Entertainment facilities can open at a 50% capacity
  • Groups are encouraged to limit gatherings to no more than 50

Small Business Support

The Downtown Vision office is closed but the team can be contacted by email.


2019-2020 State of Downtown Report
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