#DTJax Weekly Update: September 6 – September 12

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BB&T Proudly Presents: Dog Days of Summer Art Walk!

This Wednesday, September 7, is Dog Days of Summer Art Walk! In addition to local artists, live music and food trucks, also enjoy pet-friendly vendors and adoptions on Laura St including BARK Downtown and Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA).

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Don’t forget to head to The Landing and bring your dogs for Front Porch Yappy Hour Meetup! Enjoy local dog vendors, a Bowser Beer drinking contest, live music, drink specials, food trucks and more.

The fun doesn’t end when the sun sets! Just a few blocks from Hemming ParkArt Walk After Dark in The Elbow keeps the party going with drink specials, live music, interactive art and arcade games till late at over 15 participating locations.

More information can be found on See you Wednesday!

Amplified Vol. 2 Release Party Was a Success! 
Last Friday, September 2, fans flooded #TheElbowJax to celebrate the release of the second volume of Amplified, a compilation of local musical talent. Despite Hurricane Hermine, the crowds were huge and it was a terrific night for the music community in #DTJax.

A big thank you is in order to all those who worked so hard on making this a success: EU JacksonvilleThe W StudioBrian BarnardGrant Nielsen1904 Music Hall and Hourglass Pub.


Thank you to everyone who came out and continues to support our local, thriving music scene. Don’t forget to download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Less Than 1 Month Away:

On October 5, celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!


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We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit to download the PDF.




DVI Annual Report Available:
  Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2014-2015.