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In the mood for a fishing trip with iconic views? Enjoy a beautiful day on the water with the folks at @rivercitycharters.
Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.
August Virtual Art Scroll:
Downtown Vision continues curating an interactive “Art Scroll” experience in lieu of the traditional First Wednesday Art Walk. On August 5th, the community is invited to enjoy two live Art Scroll installments on the Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk Facebook page.
At lunch time, we are interviewing Shawana Brooks, an integral member of the arts and culture community, to hear about her newest initiative, Color Jax Blue. Join us in the evening for a performance you don’t want to miss from one of our most beloved local favorites, The Band Be Easy. They will be bringing funk, soul and pop to your living room.
#DTJax e-Gift Card:
We’re excited to announce 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.
For more information on how to buy or participate, visit dtjaxegiftcard.com.
Shop Small and Support Local:
Take a look at our #DTJax Business Updates blog to see which Downtown Jacksonville businesses are open and what services they are currently offering.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Go Tuk’n, Inc. are partnering on the new Tuk’n Ride shuttle service in Downtown, Brooklyn, Riverside and Avondale! Rides start at $2 and if you refer a friend you both get 10% off! Schedule your ride with the Tuk’n Ride app.
Voter Registration at Chamblin’s
Are you registered to vote? Chamblin’s Uptown is offering free voter registration. Ask any employee inside for an application! The deadline to register to vote in the August primary is Monday, July 20 and the deadline to register to vote in the November election is Monday, October 5.
MOSH Artist in Residence
Applications now open for MOSH’s 2020 Artist in Residence Program. As part of the program, an Artist in Residence will design a public project to share their work with the local community and contribute an original work for the benefit of the museum.
44th Annual Arts Awards Nomination
There is still time left to nominate an individual or organization for the 2020 Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Arts Awards. The winners of the award demonstrate exceptional skills, capabilities, and passion for arts and culture. Submit your nomination by tomorrow, July 15, 2020.
Hang in #DTJax safely with these awesome local events. Visit our Events Calendar to check out what is going on Downtown.
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.
Alcohol Sales: The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. More Info
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
- Visit COVID-19: #DTJax Resources for Small Business for up-to-date information on loans, grants and assistance for those dealing with layoffs.
- Please take our Impact Survey for Downtown Businesses so we can share with leadership as they plan relief efforts.
The Downtown Vision office is closed but the team can be contacted by email.