#DTJax Weekly Update: November 6 – 12

The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.


Instagram of the Week


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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture


Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8



Live Music & Nightlife

Friday, November 9
Monday, November 12




Get Involved


COJ City Council Meeting
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting.  Details.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers



Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 
Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, November 15, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall



Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 
Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Wednesday, November 21, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

Small Business Saturday: Call to Businesses
This Nov. 24, the Saturday after Black Friday, join us for Small Business Saturday® in Downtown Jacksonville!
It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses. And it won’t be possible without the participation of our amazing #DTjax businesses!
What: A special holiday on the Saturday after Black Friday created so communities can show love for small businesses!
When: All day | November 24, 2018 in Downtown Jacksonville
Why: To drive shoppers to the businesses that make Downtown Jacksonville a great place to shop, work and live!
It’s free to participate and we provide all the marketing materials too! For more information or if interested in participating, email with confirmation by November 9. 


The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art – Call to Artists and Businesses 
The Holiday Windows of Art are a festive way of highlighting an array of artists while filling empty store windows. This year, Wolf & Cub is organizing the project and is calling for artists and businesses to participate in this event.
When: the windows will be unveiled on Dec. 5 during the First WednesdayArt Walk and will remain up for the month of December.
Artists: submit a PDF sketch of your concept along with a brief description of the project. Include name, contact information and project details.
Businesses: email with locations you’d like activated.
Contact for details.






#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

150 Riverside Ave. #307



223 N. Hogan St.
Opening Nov. 7


Coming Soon:


Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.





120 E. Forsyth St.



345 E. Bay St.


120 E. Forsyth St.


400 N. Hogan St.


SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.



112 W. Adams St.



Stories From





DVI Updates:


VyStar Credit Union Presents: Salute to Service Art Walk

#DTJaxSalutes the military at #ArtWalkJax!
Enjoy a performance by the Navy Band Southeast from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Celebrate Jax Beer Week next to the Main Stage and sample brews from companies like Aardwolf, Atlantic Beach, Bottlenose, Engine 15, Hyperion, Intuition Ale Works, Southern Swells and Wicked Barley. Active or veteran military members and dependents with Department of Defense (DOD) ID drink at a discount.
Bike into #DTJax to take advantage of the complimentary “All In Duval” bike valet, sponsored by the City of Jacksonville. Plus, stop by the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park to sign the military appreciation banner and to receive an American flag while they last. Don’t miss local artists and 30+ participating venues TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5-9 p.m. Details.


Jax Downtown Revitalization: Hospitality, Hope and Hard Work
Join SMPS North Florida to discuss Downtown Jacksonville Revitalization on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Epping Forest Yacht Club. Keynote speaker will be Audra Wallace, JAXUSA Partnership. Moderated by our very own Jake Gordon. Details.

Another successful Trick or Treat on the Street for the books!
Photo by @brentfine.
The 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street was a huge success! Thanks to all of the participating businesses, Downtown employees and families that attended the event. We hope everyone had a great time.
To see if you were captured in any event pictures, visit our album here.


2017 State of Downtown Report




It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.


2016-2017 Annual Report


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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities


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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities


Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 2018 #DTJax Awards Breakfast. Download the kit here.