Volunteers transform #DTJax alleyway in The Elbow

June 27, Downtown Vision, Inc., The Elbow bar and restaurant owners, friends, family and community members gathered in the Ocean Street alleyway for a volunteer clean up. With more than 40 people lending a hand, the alleyway was transformed in just a few hours.

Tasks included: picking up trash, weeding, shoveling rocks and painting. After about three hours of work, volunteers were treated to pizza thanks to Downtown Cigar Lounge and a free beer from 1904 Music Hall (for those 21 and up). Thanks a million to our incredible volunteers for helping make #DTJax even more beautiful!

Take a look at this cool video from Kumar Pictures recapping the cleanup:

And below, get a glimpse of the before/after and our wonderful volunteers in the photos below:


alley way before photo
Photo by Jason Hunnicutt


Photos by Downtown Vision, Inc.

11657315_10153526893968729_750124443_n11667926_10153526894018729_1603719979_n11667896_10153526893853729_1562724050_nTHE FINISHED PRODUCT:

alleyway after
Photo by Jason Hunnicutt

If you want to see the results of this clean-up project and more, be sure to come out to The Elbow Bender on July 9 from 6-10 p.m. There will be two outdoor stages, eight bands, food and fashion trucks, plus late-night programming hosted by bars and restaurants in Downtown’s Entertainment District. All of this information and more can be found at Meanwhile, stay tuned for announcements on what’s next for the Ocean Street Alleyway!