After nine successful years, there’s always room for improvement. Late last year, Downtown Vision, Inc. released an Art Walk feedback survey and more than 500 residents weighed in. The survey results were on par with what Downtown Vision, Inc. would like to see for this staple event:
- Visual arts, crafters, live music and performances are the most important experience. (Whew, glad that was on the list, or else there wouldn’t be an Art Walk.)
- 66% of respondents would like to see more street performances.
In February, we partnered with AIGA to make that happen. Many of the venues hosted performers and artists out on the streets. Also:
- 76% of survey takers attend more than two Art Walks a year.
- More than half of survey takers receive information about Art Walk from DVI’s website and social media. Word of mouth trails closely behind.
With the majority of our attendees using online resources to find out what’s going on with Art Walk, it made sense to create a comprehensive website for the event. Monday, DVI launched iloveartwalk.com. Solely dedicated to Art Walk, the website features up-to-date information about what is happening at venues, artist information, a downloadable map and much more. The website also has a mobile component that can be used on iphones, Androids and tablets. Linked within the website is the new I Love Art Walk Pinterest.
Also new, tomorrow’s Art Walk welcomes the first-ever Bold City Beer Garden in partnership with the Jacksonville Jaycees. Located at the Food Truck Village, across the street from CoWork Jax and Perdue, Inc., Art Walk attendees have the opportunity to munch-on-the-go with Corner Taco, Dagwood’s and La Petite Cheri Cupcakery food trucks or stay to enjoy a nice cold brewski. Garret on Acoustic will also be playing live music.As we roll out even more changes to Art Walk in 2013, we welcome your feedback. Please email your questions to email@example.com and submit your feedback in the comment section below.