The Alliance welcomes new members at its first social

Alliance members social Thursday, July 17.
Alliance members social Thursday, July 17.

Now more than 100 members strong, Downtown Vision Alliance held its first social last Thursday. Graciously hosted by The Art Center Cooperative, about 40 guests – members and non-members – mingled amongst local art while enjoying refreshments and networking.

Guests were also able to enjoy Jaxsons Night Market across the street that evening. The market takes place the third Thursday of every month.

“This was a great kick-off to many more member gatherings to come, and it was great having multiple events in the same block to bring even more folks Downtown,” said DVI Director of Strategic Partnerships Valerie Feinberg, who manages The Alliance initiative. “We hope to create unique, exclusive member events where everyone can take full advantage of their Alliance memberships.”

Not a member of The Alliance yet? It takes just five minutes to sign up, and individual memberships start at only $20. In addition to socials, members receive Alliance e-newsletters to keep you in-the-know, exclusive volunteer opportunities and Downtown discounts and deals through the Discover Downtown card. With the great deals offered for Discover Downtown card-holders, your membership quickly pays for itself. Learn more at The Alliance’s official website,

“For just $20, you’re investing in priceless efforts to renew and revitalize our beautiful Downtown,” Feinberg said. “And all the membership perks? They’re just a really fun bonus.”