Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rust never sleeps!

video

Live weather remote from ram! Www.firstcoastnews.com

Thursday, August 27, 2009

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD! (bikes)


Not totally dead, but dead to you. Anyway, Here is the info. This RAM is going to be wild man WILD!

just a snip from Bike Jax (ram's awesome bike valet sponsor):
One of the many projects we at Bike Jax have taken on is working with April Patterson of Jax REcycle. April takes old non-working bikes rehabs them and then provides those bicycles to community members needing a reliable form of transportation. Several times a year she sends out the call for bikes and organizes a great group of volunteers to bust out the elbow grease and get discarded and donated bikes back into working shape. The refurbished bikes are then given to residents of Community Connections and Sulzbacher Center.


More great stuff this RAM below. Scroll fool!

What's going on?

The funny pic is to remind you that there will be lots of Man's Best Friends available to consider for adoption at the Arf Barket. Last week we helped SACARC find homes for SIX CATS! MEOW!

This Dog Day is going to be huge at RAM. Someone asked me if the Arts part of the market is still on. OH YES. In fact we have more new artists than we have ever had including new food artists, and new foods in the food court including fish sandwiches. Also FRESH MAYPORT SHIRMP. WHAT?

Should be amazing. The tower of death will be there and a and a Special RAM
Premiere Performance from Brian Pollack Gravinipulation: Extraordinary Feats of
Gravity-Defying Acrobatics and Juggling. I will probably update Dog Day and Dogville again but to keep up to the minute info check this page or sign up for the recently dog-jacked newsletter. Also, if you didn't know, I twitter the market every Saturday with weather and arts updates at my twitter site which is basically hooked to my photo blog so you can finally understand what I am saying.

I'll probably update some pics from Kickball Thursdays which are back tonight at the BG. We have expanded but I want you to see how so you must be present to win. Only come if you like to see young people in short shorts with their socks pulled up. I will be bar backing which could be fun to watch too. And everyone's favorite bar owners, DJ Triclops I will be on the ones and twos while Mary Anne keeps the pitchers flowing (only on Kickball Thursdays my friends). Parental discretion is, well, mandatory. Tip your dj. And bar back (if you are rich).

Also, if you really want to know what is going on you should check out JaxScene. Seriously, they tell you EVERYDAY!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Installations at City Hall





From Matt Allison
My contribution to the collection of art installations in city hall to raise awareness of the critical role our non-for-profits play in Jacksonville.

Proposed budget cuts to Jacksonville's social services would deprive our community
of 10,000 meals a day.

More at www.igetitjax.org

Every Dog Has Their Day. And that day happens to be Saturday.

That is probably what I would look like in a toupe. So anyway, biggest RAM ever this Saturday. Especially if you are dawg. All good dogs are invited but they must keep their owner on a leash. And pick up after themselves! Dr. Wood (RAMfather) is the mastermind behind this and I am trying not to think it is because I am allergic to dogs. Should be a hoot to watch me at this week's Arf Barket. It is going to be a lot of fun, laid back, and easy to participate. There are already reports of packs of chihuahuas so be forewarned. This market has gone to the dogs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact Wayne Wood

AUGUST 24, 2009 356-7101 or 384-5529

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET ‘GOES TO THE DOGS’ FOR NATIONAL DOG DAY.

Mailmen and cats, consider yourselves forewarned!

August 29 is National Dog Day and this weekend the Riverside Arts Market celebrates by transforming into the Riverside Arf Barket. Visitors are encouraged to bring leashed, friendly dogs to enjoy their special doggie day. RAM will be hosting a free parade for costumed canines with prizes given in several categories. RAM’s former “Artist of the Week” Kirk Chamberlain and his dog Maddie will be Grand Marshalls of the parade. In July Maddie made headlines in the Florida Times Union when she was lost during a burglary—and then dramatically found days later in some nearby woods. The Pooch Parade begins on the Riverwalk at the end of Forest Street at 10:45 AM. It proceeds towards RAM, across the River Stage for judging and well-deserved applause, and ends at RAM’s Canine Corner—a special section of dog-related booths and services. A unique, Marmaduke-sized dog cake will be provided by one of RAM’s dog bakery vendors. Dog-friendly pools scattered around the site will give pooches a place to drink and cool off during Yappy Hour. Brenda Star Walker will also be offering pooch massages as well as their owner in her booth (Same price! Who do you love?!).

In addition to our Dog Day Celebration, the Riverside Arts Market proudly features 160 artists who display and sell their works each Saturday. They represent a wide array of artwork, from oil paintings and sculpture to jewelry and hand-made gifts. Other popular components of RAM include a diverse fresh produce section along our Farmer’s Row. Many visitors come every week to select from locally grown fruit and vegetables. Muscadine grapes, peaches, tomatoes, and goat cheese have been popular in recent weeks. There are also food vendors who sell ready-to-eat meals from shrimp creole to barbeque to beignets, which can be enjoyed along the riverfront while listening to free music.

Rounding out the festival atmosphere is an ever-changing troupe of street performers, who are spread throughout the market and are likely to pop up anywhere with an impromptu musical performance or a magic act. Finally, RAM’s weekly live entertainment on the River Stage is a major attraction for the thousands of visitors who come each Saturday. This week RAM is featuring The John Carver Band, a folk rock, acoustic group that takes stage at 12:30 pm.
With over one football field’s area of covered space beneath the bridge, the all-weather market allows artists to exhibit without worry of rain or hot sun. The Riverside Arts Market is free and has over 1,000 free nearby parking spaces. RAM is open to the public from 10AM to 4PM.

For more information on RAM, visit www.riversideartsmarket.com

Monday, August 24, 2009

Extended remmmmomom nom yum

Sorry, let me finish chewing. Ah. There. I knew about this great promotion after party late last week. It is sort of bittersweet because the BG does notice a slight dip in dinner sales during the ever, uber popular Eatup Downtown. I have heard many restaurants have been totally sold out so call ahead and make your reservations folks. So maybe we make it up in pre and post drinks or something. You may wonder why BG doesn't take part. Is it our ongoing feud with Hooters? Nope. We just don't have enough food choices to get you to $25 and make it a deal. Plus we think it is a great way to learn about our great restaurant brothers and sisters downtown (even though only a handful take part in EUD). It is still a great way to dip your toe in the culinary downtown. Just make it more than once a year people. Srsly.

here is the extension info from DVI:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 24, 2009

GOING BACK FOR SECONDS!

Select Restaurants Extend Downtown Dining Week


WHAT: Due to popular demand, the Downtown dining week, Eat Up Downtown, has been extended at select restaurants. The length of promotion varies by restaurant. Seven of the 19 restaurants will continue to offer delicious three-course dinner menus for just $25 per person. There are no coupons to clip or tickets to buy, simply view the menus at eatupdowntown.com, and make reservations with the restaurant of your choice.

WHO:

bb’s

306-0100

Chew Restaurant

355-3793

Koja Sushi

350-9911

Morton’s The Steak House

399-3933

River City Brewing Company

398-2299

Vito’s Italian CafĂ©

355-0064

Wine Cellar

398-8989

WHEN: August 24, 2009 – varies by restaurant

WHERE: Select restaurants in Downtown Jacksonville

COST: $25 per person for a three-course meal, tax and gratuity not included

PARTNERS: Jacksonville Magazine and Talk Radio WOKV

MORE INFORMATION & MENUS: Visit www.eatupdowntown.com or call (904) 451-3344.

About Downtown Vision

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s Improvement District, is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant Downtown community and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, play, and visit.

Founded in 2000, DVI is dedicated to promoting the Downtown area, building a neighborhood Downtown, serving as a one-stop shop for information on Downtown and advocating the interests of local businesses and property owners. For more information, visit www.downtownjacksonville.org or DTJax.org on a mobile device.

Coming along

Friday, August 21, 2009

CIRCLE UP and HOLD HANDS! WE NEED THE WORLD!


Sent just now from the Mayor's Office:

From the U.S. Soccer Communications Center:

USA BID COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES LIST OF 27 CITIES STILL IN CONTENTION
FOR INCLUSION IN U.S. BID TO HOST FIFA WORLD CUP™ IN 2018 OR 2022


Request for Proposal Stage Trims 11 Cities, Leaving 32 Stadiums
in Competition for Chance to Host Potential World Cup Matches

NEW YORK (August 20, 2009) – The USA Bid Committee today announced the 27 United States cities that passed the third stage of the city and stadium proposal review process and remain under consideration as potential host venues for the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018 or 2022. These cities will continue working with the USA Bid Committee both on the development and promotion of their local and national campaigns.

Officials representing a total of 38 cities received the Requests for Proposal (RFP) and had from June 16 to July 29 to complete their proposals and return them to the USA Bid Committee. The RFPs requested information from city officials covering a vast array of subjects such as tourism, climate, security, transportation, training sites, promotion and more.

“The USA Bid Committee is pleased to have received comprehensive responses from city officials and local organizing committees across the United States,” said Sunil Gulati, the Chairman of the USA Bid Committee and President of U.S. Soccer. “The overwhelming interest and creativity shown by the candidate cities made our extensive review process that much more difficult in narrowing down the list.”

The RFP process resulted in 11 cities being pulled from contention, an important step in the United States’ application that is due to FIFA in May 2010. FIFA and its 24 member Executive Committee will study the bids, conduct site visits and name the two host nations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in December 2010, completing a 21-month bid and review process.

The 27 remaining candidate cities offer a wide variety of markets that range in size from New York City to Jacksonville, Fla., as well as vast coast-to-coast geographic strength. Numerous U.S. markets that did not play host to matches during FIFA World Cup in 1994 remain under consideration, including Philadelphia, Cleveland, St. Louis, Denver, Seattle and Phoenix.

The 11 cities removed during this round were: Birmingham, Ala.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Fayetteville, Ark.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis, Minn.; New Orleans, La.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Salt Lake City, Utah and San Antonio, Tex.

In conjunction with the list of 27 cities announced by the USA Bid Committee, a short list of 32 stadiums still under consideration was also announced today. The venues average almost 74,000 in capacity and represent a wide spectrum of facilities, featuring stadiums typically used for college and professional football, including open-air, domed and retractable roof venues. All 32 stadiums currently exist or are under construction with eight featuring capacities between 80,000 and 108,000 spectators. A list of the finalist cities and stadiums, all of which are vying to be included in the USA Bid Committee’s formal bid book to FIFA in May 2010, can be found at the end of this news release and at the bid’s official webpage, goUSAbid.com.

The current list of venues came as a result of a four-month process that began in April with representatives from 58 stadiums expressing interest in being considered for the USA’s bid. The USA Bid Committee was then able to cut the list to 45 stadiums in 38 cities in mid-June following the review of a detailed questionnaire completed by the candidate venues that incorporated the strict FIFA facility requirements into the evaluation process.

“We will be working closely with officials from all 27 cities, stadiums and host committees over the next few months in our process of identifying the final list of cities that will be included in our bid book to FIFA in May 2010,” said David Downs, the Executive Director of the USA Bid Committee. “The support of the individual cities and their capacity to promote the bid will be crucial to our efforts as we work to maintain the momentum created by the launch of our national campaign and our Web page, goUSAbid.com, last week. With the passion for the game being shown by our fans and the existing infrastructure in place in the U.S., we are confident we have assembled a list of candidate cities that will meet and exceed FIFA’s requirements for hosting World Cup matches.”

FIFA’s criterion requires a candidate host nation to provide a minimum of 12 stadiums and a maximum of 18 capable of seating 40,000 or more spectators. Stadiums with a minimum capacity of 80,000 are required by FIFA for consideration to play host to the Opening Match and Final Match. The U.S. used stadiums in nine cities when it hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

The United States, Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Russia have formally declared their desire to host the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018 or 2022. Netherlands-Belgium and Portugal-Spain have each submitted joint bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, while Qatar and South Korea have applied as candidates to play host only to the tournament in 2022.

ABOUT U.S. SOCCER:
Founded in 1913, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for soccer in the United States for more than 95 years as the governing body of the sport. In this time, the Federation’s mission statement has been simple and clear: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the U.S. and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels. To that end, the sport’s growth in the past two decades has been nothing short of remarkable as U.S. Soccer’s National Teams have continually succeeded on the world stage while also growing the game here in the U.S. with the support of its members. For more info, visit ussoccer.com.

ABOUT THE USA BID COMMITTEE INC.:
The USA Bid Committee is a nonprofit organization created to prepare a successful application to host the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018 or 2022 on behalf of the United States Soccer Federation. The Bid Committee will submit its comprehensive bid to FIFA by May 2010, with FIFA’s 24 member Executive Committee making a decision in December 2010. Members of the USA Bid Committee in alphabetical order include Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles Galaxy owner Philip Anschutz, former Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman (Asia) Carlos Cordeiro, U.S. Men’s National Team player Landon Donovan, Executive Director David Downs, U.S. Soccer CEO and General Secretary Dan Flynn, U.S. Soccer Foundation President Ed Foster-Simeon, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, U.S. Soccer President and USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati, U.S. Women’s National Team former player Mia Hamm, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, New England Revolution and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, University of Miami President Donna Shalala and Univision CEO Joe Uva. For more information, visit www.goUSAbid.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Neil Buethe, U.S. Soccer, 312/528-1270, nbuethe(at)ussoccer.org
Jurgen Mainka, USA Bid Committee, 212/450-1403, jmainka(at)usabidcommittee.org
Jim Woodcock, Fleishman-Hillard, 314/982-7778, jim.woodcock@fleishman.com

Cough, Cough, hugemarkettomorrow, Cough

I covered my mouth! Just thought I would paste ye olde newsletter for the market again. You know a shameless plug and you love it (or you can comment to the contrary). Very subtle. You know we are a creative community. There is so much happening in the thick of things. Art walk, first fridays, new bars...New blogs, shows and galleries and indie business and warehouses, and cool contest. We are cutting edge for a city our size. Not this cutting edge, but that is probably ok. Ahem, anyway, on with the news that's never going to be printed (unless you print it, but why really?):

Everybody's working for the Weekend.

Sorry to get that song stuck in your head. Over here at the Buckland House we sing everybody is working on the weekend. But working at RAM is FUN (just ask a volunteer!). So lets get right down to it. We hope, you too, are ready to rock.

This week we have some amazing entertainment! Seriously! This time I so mean it. Goliath Flores kicks us off on the main stage. He is awesome, and will be with our market starting pistols Whirledjam. Yeah! Go to Goliath's site and listen to his jams. So much flavor for your ear. A perfect pairing with some fresh produce and artisan breads? Indeed.

Need more rock in your RAM, more honk in your tonk? Not a problem. GRANDPA'S COUGH MEDICINE! I would say put on your dancing shoes but shoes seem frivilous when I listen to GCM.

Of course its still a 17 ring circus with entertainment at every turn. You can find the full line up here.

Be sure to check out Barbara Barker's booth at the top of Farmer's Row. Her book Container Gardening for Health has the 12 most important Fruits and Vegetables for your Organic Garden. Welcome Barbara to the market after you pick up some fresh scruppernongs and muscadine grapes from Paulk Vineyards at Farmer Reed's one tent over.

Our Farmer's Row is ever-changing and ever-growing, literally! So much so that even though RAM will be on hiatus from Dec 19th to March, we will have a farmers market so as not to miss a great north Florida season. More details to come on this but don't want to lose the fresh crunchy momentum! Our farmers love you guys as much as you love the fresh produce!

Oh yeah, its also an arts market!
We have an unusually high number of first time artists and artisans at tomorrows market. Come give them a big Riverdale welcome. We of course have our solid line up of artists, food artists, scrumptious food vendors, and lots of cold waters to make your stroll through our cultural melting pot as cool as a Farmer's Row cucumber.

What if it rains? NO PROBLEMO, we are under a bridge, bring your umbrella for the walk from your free parking spot and find out what might be the best kept secret in Jacksonville: The Riverside Arts Market rocks in the rain.

In fact, many of our vendors have rainy day specials, don't be afraid to ask. Brown Owl Designs has cute indie onsies for your toddler to rock. If it rains you can get 2 for $25 or 2 kids tees for $30. All hand made, all cool. For the discerning baby and toddler/hipster.

We are envied locally and all over the US for our excellent set up, free parking, volunteers, real restrooms, live entertainment, art, and food content. But a lot of markets really wish they had the things you don't always see, like our FREE BIKE VALET sponsored by Bike Jax or our FREE WIFI sponsored by MacTechPro.

All of our sponsors and friends and volunteers create a symphony of fun and culture and local goodwill that make this market shine, rain or shine. See you under the bridge!

Thank you everyone!

Tony & Brandy & Shannon & the Crew

IMPORTANT: please go and Vote for Riverside Arts Market as your favorite Farmers Market. We can win money! And you can win money just for voting!


Ha! Thats it! Have a great weekend guys! And if you get it. Go get it! And don't let them forget it!

Here is what they plan on cutting while you sit there.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Update From the French Desk!



For a couple lucky summers we had the world's best intern. Clem was such a hit here in the US and Duval County Florida I like to update everyone on what he is up to. We all knew he would be a hugely successful business man in the American Cowboy mold. We love you Clem!

Dear Tony!

I hope you are well... I've been very busy these times and I did'nt write you (shame!).
I'd like to thank you again because I found a job in Paris, and the experience I had with you helped me a lot! Actually I am hired in a small company owned by Warner Music. My job is to organize VIP rooms during big concerts in Paris ( I am currently working for Coldplay...)
So you can be proud of your favorite intern!

Anyways I am very happy for your RAM! You know I suscribed for the newsletter and I think the pictures I saw through your blog are amazing! I can't wait to visit you again, and to see how Riverside is thank to you.
I can't wait to see uptown market too! well I can't wait to see Jacksonville I miss you so much.

Please say hi to all my American family at the Burrito Gallery, to Tammy, and of course to the kids!

Take care of you and see you soon (dont' forget that I'am still waiting for the Allegretti Family in France!)

Clem


Oui!

Monday, August 17, 2009

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR SKILLZ!

You know I love the blahg right? I mean, we're coming up on like 15 years of it. Give or take 10. Sure there were some bumps in the road. Some hiatii and blog warz. But we've spun out some cool partnerships like JaxReader, some cool photo blahgs like The Urban Core Museum, and even a twit or facebook or two. Some blahgs do what I used to do only better, like JaxScene and UrbanJacksonville, and Jax Politics, etc. Its hard to blahg. I don't know how you people do it. Mostly because I have so much going on and so many phone calls and emails that I am slow to answer that I feel guilty about taking the four minutes it takes to crayon out my message. One thing that I ALWAYS do, when mistaken, give props and the correct information. So, if you see anything out of tune or just flat wrong let me know. It is my pleasure to help. I also like how many blahgs are going my way without comments. It is the future. I think comments and message boards are for CHUMPS. CHUMPS who make up things but do little else. I have another rant but I will wait until later, as it deserves its own post. Meanwhile get out there and do stuff people. Here is a way to show what you can do! A letter from Amanda!
Hi Tony,
I'm developing a new weekly video column on Jacksonville.com with help from the local art scene. The column will be called "Weekend Design" and I'm hoping you will forward this to any local artist interested in being featured.
What is Weekend Design?
Beginning this fall, Jacksonville.com will post a weekly how-to video on an arts-and-crafts/design project that can be made over a weekend. From tie-dying and tying a bow, to soap-making and dress-making, it can be absolutely ANY design project, as long as it can be made in a short period of time. The idea is that a local artist will "teach" the project on camera, narrating the necessary steps (from the materials needed to the finished project).

Please note that we’re not asking artists to teach us how to make the same products that they sell. Rather, a local painter who likes to decorate cakes could show us how to perfect an icing flower, a jewelry designer who has a garden could build a bird feeder, or a baker who loves football could make a Jaguar scarf. Artists will need to provide the necessary materials, and we would like to film in their personal studios/offices/homes.

In addition to appealing to those with creative interests, this column is also a way to introduce local talent to the public. Yes, we will include information on each artist and their company and products (if applicable) along with the how-to video.

At this time we are collecting the contact information of artists and their design ideas so we can schedule appropriately over the next few months (i.e. holiday items will be posted during that season.) Please forward the following information and any questions to Amanda Warford (amanda.warford(at)jacksonville.com). We will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the details.

Name
Company (if applicable)
Website (if applicable)
Phone
Email
Design project idea and summary of steps

FAQ
Do I have to be a professional artist?
No, you just need a creative mind and willingness to share your design project idea.

Do I have to be a certain age?
Not at all. Kids are super creative, and family weekend art projects are awesome! Kids should have their parents contact Amanda.

What if I don’t have an art studio?
We can bring you into our studio and film here. However, keep in mind that most people will watch the video at home where they will then make the project, so it makes sense to film in your own creative space, even if it is your kitchen.

Are there any costs involved?
No, artists do not pay to participate and will not be paid for participating. However, they should be willing to provide the materials needed to make the product on camera.

We encourage you to think outside the box and get creative. All ideas are welcome!

Thanks and I look forward to working on this project!
Amanda
--
Amanda Warford
Digital Multimedia Producer and Video Columnist
The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com
amanda.warford(at)jacksonville.com

www.jacksonville.com/amanda
www.twitter.com/warford

Friday, August 14, 2009

RAM RAM POW



Orange Park is 2000 and late. Ha ha. Someone recently told me that my emails for the Riverside Arts Market are so much better than my blog. Well, ehum, thanks? So just to be sure, I am a cutting and a pasting the dang thing right hair. If you want more of this kind of junk I suggest signing up for the newsletter. Some say its too stern, some say its too loose, but one thing we can agree on, its not funny at all. Enjoy.

...is it Saturday yet?

Oh boy, it is great to be back! RAM is such a must do on Saturday when I missed last week I really felt out of the loop! Even though I was in the loop, in Chicago.

Seriously though, I know there are a ton of folks who come to the Riverside Arts Market to see what craziness is in store and prove to their friends and family that it is NEVER the same market twice.

So what do we have? How about the return of escape artist Michael Patrick and THE TOWER OF DEATH? If you haven't seen this amazing feat you are in for a surprise and a few laughs to boot. Dan Coady will be rocking the River Stage before Mum'z the Word, and our main stage will wrap up with Susan Dunn, Linda Grenville, and Arvid Smith. I saw some sitar in Chicago and I can't tell you how lucky we are to have Arvid open our market almost every Saturday. Unfortunately, Hair the musical couldn't perform as planned due to technical requirements, though we support their crew and their sold out run! Hey wait, they added dates! Go see 'em! But our show must go on. We also have multiple smaller stages this weekend including lots of expert string musicians, saxophonists, and keyboard vocalists.

A clown family, a yoga instructor, and magician walk into an arts market...Is this to start of a bad joke? No its just a sample of a typical Saturday under an interstate bridge! Check out all of the attractions at our ever changing web portal. Huge props to our founding RAMfather Dr. Wood who puts this 17 ring circus (and the website!) all together for us. If you notice any glitches this weekend its because Dr. Wood is on a much deserved vacation. We will try to hold it down without his spactacular volunteerism!

Oh yeah, its also an arts market! We have a ton of new artists, food artists, scrumptious food vendors, and lots of cold waters to make your stroll through our cultural melting pot as cool as a Farmer's Row cucumber.

What if it rains? NO PROBLEMO, we are under a bridge, bring your umbrella for the walk from your free parking spot and find out what might be the best kept secret in Jacksonville: The Riverside Arts Market rocks in the rain. In fact, many of our vendors have rainy day specials, don't be afraid to ask. Here is an example, at Mama Lou's Italian Spice in booth 816, you can get mozzarella tubs 2 for $6! No rain? $4 each pal. No disrespect (in Deniro voice).

We are envied locally and all over the US for our excellent set up, volunteers, real restrooms, live entertainment, art, and food content. But a lot of markets really wish they had the things you don't always see, like our FREE BIKE VALET sponsored by Bike Jax or our FREE WIFI sponsored by MacTechPro.

All of our sponsors and friends and volunteers create a symphony of fun and culture and local goodwill that make this market shine, rain or shine. See you under the bridge!

Thank you everyone!

Tony & Brandy & Shannon & the Crew

IMPORTANT: please go and Vote for Riverside Arts Market as your favorite Farmers Market. We can win money! And you can win money just for voting!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bike Racks are good.



reminds me of the bbb and such. From no where like portland (or such). I came across while investigating cool bike racks. Would be great to have a list of all the good ones in town. Thankfully we do have a decent number (though not enough) downtown. Also came across a good article on cheap ways to make your downtown like Chicago (or such).

Like bikes? Don't forget we have free bike valet at RAM courtesy the Bike Jax.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Never the Same Market Twice



Check, ch, check, check it out.

This weekend Hair and the escape artist returneth with new things to escape from. Bring and umbrella and your shopping shoes. You never know what you need to pick up.

Do I know you from somewhere?



Best rejected poster for Dog Day at RAM.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

video
video

Aweyeah. Hit art walk between the buildingz!

video

ART : CLOTHES : BAGS : BANDS : DJ : LIBRARY ALLEY TONIGHT! : ART WALK!

There is a great show tonight at the alley of the Haydon Burns Library. It was put together by Big Dunn hisself. You may know him from his tshirt that is ubiquitous. In fact, there it is over at Urban Jacksonville right now. This show should be really good. It has one of my favorite bands, Airport Factory, and my all time favorite DJ. You can check the latest fashions and arts from Arturo, Armegeddon Visuals, squid dust, thread wizard, burros, the bag, and more, check the flier.

Please post to your facebook, myspace, tripod, excite home page, etc.

Cold beer and Monroe's bar b q for sale as well. Sponsored by and right across from the burrito gallery.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Walking on air, STITC RECAP



photos found at JaxScene/Reax

Ian's 4th annual Summertime in the City was amazing all the way around. Since I had to work before dawn on Saturday I missed Friday's hip hop at TSI and was too worn out to catch most of the jamz in Springfield. I am super happy to hear all of it was well attended this year. Trouble free and great energy. I had a permanent smile all day Saturday. The bboys and bgirls, the sponsors (scion, reax, mellow mushroom, BBBC, Shantytown), and organizers were all great to work with. You can tell by some of the photos that there was a big crowd and the crews were doing big moves. So click and listen and sit back and watch the slideshow from JaxScene flickr. Word.

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Yellus Remake)
Found at skreemr.com


then right click here and chose open in new window

And big ups to our home town heroes and I think champy champs, the main ingredients.

Los Logos



Been working on the new Uptown Market website. It is not really quite there yet, but I like where it is heading. It will updated daily with what is fresh.