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The Riverside Arts Market has something for everyone, especially lovers of the Golden Girls.
Artwork by @pixelken, photo by @keagananfuso.
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:
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 dtjaxegiftcard.com, 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. Additionally, Downtown Vision will cover the first $1,000 in e-Delivery fees on all e-gift card purchases.
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.
Ground Level Coffee
This new cafe in #DTJax is serving up Bold Bean Coffee, breakfast, lunch and baked goods in the lobby of the Bank of America tower. Learn more about it in our blog post and stop in for a quick bite Monday-Friday from
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Visit their website
WJCT has partnered with the Jacksonville Symphony to offer weekly broadcasts of your favorite Symphony performances all summer long! Tune in to WJCT Sundays at 8 p.m. starting July 19 for Summer Sundays with the Symphony, hosted by WJCT President & CEO David McGowan and Music Director Courtney Lewis.
The Cummer Museum Reopens
The Cummer Museum is now open to the public. To minimize touch points and monitor onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve tickets online in advance of their visit. The Cummer Café is open for light bites and beverages, and will fully reopen on August 1, with limited capacity. Purchase Tickets and reserve your spot.
Hang in #DTJax safely with these awesome local events. Visit our Events Calendar to check out what is going on Downtown.
July 23rd | MOCA Movie Night Presents: Strong Island
July 25th | MOSH Tonca’s 54th Birthday Celebration
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.