#DTJax Weekly Update: September 1-7, 2020

Instagram of the Week

Tonight at 9:00 p.m., Downtown Jacksonville’s venues including the historic Florida Theatre, and the City of Jacksonville’s ASM Global managed venues, will be lit red as part of a nationwide call to action by the live entertainment industry. “Red Alert” is an effort to keep the need for continued relief for the live entertainment industry front and center on the agenda of the US Congress.

You can do your part to spread awareness by going to and sending a letter to your US Senators and US Representative, using the hashtags #SAVEOURSTAGES and #RedAlertRESTART on social media, lighting your own residence or business red in a show of solidarity, or using a red filter on a social media image.

Photo by @laurawillsodonnell.
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First Wednesday Art Walk

Join us tomorrow 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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MOCA Offering Tours and Delicious Dining 

MOCA Jacksonville is offering one-of-a-kind art experiences and dining. Book an in-person or virtual tour and enjoy their stunning collection. MOCA CAFÉ is offering fresh to-go options along with virtual experiences including cooking classes, food and wine pairings, and drink and drawing lessons. Learn more.

The 44th Annual Arts Awards Online Auction 

Support your local arts community and get bidding on the 44th Annual Arts Awards Online Auction.
The auction runs from August 31st – September 6th. There are items of all kinds, from a trip to the Caribbean, symphony tickets, and gift certificates, to experiences and artwork. Start bidding! 

The Volstead Now Open for On-Site Consumption

The Volstead is excited to return for on-site consumption with light bites. Stop in for a drink and a bite, with plenty of distance and safety precautions in place. Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Learn More.

Cre8Jax Captures New Art Republic Murals 

New murals are popping up all over Downtown Jacksonville thanks to Art Republic Global’s new program Lift Every Voice. Cre8Jax shared some progress photos on their Instagram, check them out! This mural was painted by Ruben Ubiera.

#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

“Toy Story 4” Family Movie Night featuring fireworks show
September 5 @ 7 p.m.

Watch Toy Story 4 on the big screen at this socially distant Family Movie Night presented by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Bring the family down to 121 Financial Ballpark for snacks, entertainment and a fireworks show to end the evening.

Morning Yoga at RAM
September 5, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Riverside Arts Market

View our Blog Post of Labor Day Weekend Activities
Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events

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