Instagram of the Week
We love this shot by Gina Akel, which showcases the vibrancy of the mural on the side of the VyStar Garage. This mural was created by artist, Remi Rough, as part of the project, Transcending Color. The project featured six muralists and was created by Art Republic for VyStar.
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New and Noteworthy
Join us on September 7th in Downtown Jacksonville for First Wednesday art Walk. Stroll between the three main art hubs and visit your favorite participating businesses along the way!
Don’t miss the FSCJ Artist Series Season Kick Off event on September 12th at 5-7 p.m. Enjoy live music, prizes, food trucks, cash bars, ticket sales and a live performance from an Aladdin on Broadway alumni.
Meet the Muralist:
Breezeway at VyStar Tower
Stop by during First Wednesday Art Walk on September 7th to meet the artist behind the mural at the Breezeway at VyStar Tower. Hear from Anthony Rooney and see the new installation in-person.
Mark your calendars for the newest immersive experience coming to Jacksonville, Beyond Van Gogh. The exhibit will be open from September 16 to November 6. Walk through over 300 works of art, occupying 30,000 square feet of space and experience Van Gogh’s art like never before.
Upcoming #DTJax Events
Lend a hand to clean up the “Old Stanton” building, Florida’s first High School for African Americans. This structure operated from 1917-1971 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Don’t miss September’s Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC. Join us on the Southbank Riverwalk for live music, food vendors, bars and a Silent Disco After Party on the DoubleTree pool deck. Learn More.
Football is back! Don’t miss the first home game of the regular season at TIAA Bank Field on September 18th.
Join us at the next Stakeholder Meeting in-person or via Zoom to hear from speakers on timely topics and get updates from Downtown Vision and partners. Learn More.
Riverside Arts Market
Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.
Check out this week’s line-up!
James Weldon Johnson Park
Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.
Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.
1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards
1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.
Updates from Downtown Vision
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