#DTJax Weekly Update: May 14 – May 20

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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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19


Live Music & Nightlife 

Wednesday, May 15
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19
Monday, May 20




#DTJax News





Downtown Vision Updates:


YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park Start Today!
Just in time for the summer fitness crunch, we’re partnering with the Winston Family YMCA and City of Jacksonville to bring you FREE group workouts at The Corkscrew – #DTJax’s new outdoor public gym located on the Northbank Riverwalk in the shade of the Acosta Bridge.
These certified personal trainer-led classes take place each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. so bring yourself and a friend and get your sweat on. (Bathrooms & water fountain on site.)
The Oasis @ Art Walk Coming Soon!
We’re excited to bring you a little something extra special to kick off Summer at the June 5th Art Walk. Details coming soon!
In the meantime, check out everything going on at June’s Art Walk here.
Downtown Vision’s VP of District Services recognized as one of Void Magazine’s 35 Under 35!
Congratulations to our VP of District Services, Eric Miller, on being recognized by Void Magazine as one of 2019’s 35 Under 35!
He’s played a vital role in growing our Downtown Ambassador program & developing our LABS (Lively And Beautiful Sidewalks) initiative.
We also want to give a shoutout to our previous Events Manager, Elizabeth Grebe, who was also recognized. Liz, we’re super proud of all you did for DVI and what you do for #DTJax everyday!
Read the latest issue here.
DVI’s Social Services Outreach Specialist Honored at State of Homelessness last week!
Thanks to Changing Homelessness for recognizing our Social Services Outreach Specialist, Cindy Ray, at the State of Homelessness Breakfast!
We’re proud of all that Cindy does, going above & beyond to serve the homeless community in Downtown Jacksonville.


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About Downtown Vision:


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.