More info to come but basically the Riverside Trolley made famous by this video is being extended to midnight on Art Walk November 3rd. This is a sweet treat because it is the Birthday of Art Walk which began in November of 2003. Don't forget its really Movember Art Walk.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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Melody S. Byrd
Communications Director / Client Specialist
881 Stockton street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Friday, October 15th:
- 4 pm– 10 pm: Aetna Healthy Food Fight Cooking Sessions -- we'll have a large pavilion set up with six full-kitchen theatres. 48 local chefs will compete in two-hour sessions over 2 days for the national prize of $10,000.
- 6:30 pm: Oktoberfest Begins with the Ceremonial Tapping of the First Keg!
- 6:30 pm: German Food Festival vendors + major beer: 20 craft beers on tap
- 6:30 & 7:45 pm: One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band will be our lead oompah band, with a sing-along complete with the words projected on the big screen and follow-the-bouncing-ball.
- 6:30 - 11:00 pm: Street performers
- 7:20 & 8:35 pm: Jacksonville Film Festival short films
- 9:20 pm: Cult-status local band kLoB plays infectious Jazz Rock Fusion <>Saturday, October 16
Saturday, October 16th:
- 10 am – 4 pm: The Riverside Arts Market is open with Oktoberfest theme. Beer at RAM all day!
- 10 am – 4 pm: Clean Cities Exhibit of Earth-friendly vehicles - sponsored by the North Florida Clean Coalition and the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization
- 10 am – 8 pm: Aetna Health Food Fight Cook-off continues, Round 2. Celebrity chef Sara Moulton will be one on the judges.
- 10:30 am -- Florida Conservatory of Music
- 12:30 -- Larry Mangum
- 2:30 pm: Special announcement by Mayor John Peyton on the River Stage
- 5 pm: Oktoberfest Saturday Night begins!
- 5 pm: German Food Festival vendors reopen with 20 craft beers on tap
- 6 pm: Dan & Eric of the John Carver Band play folk rock and acoustic tunes
- 6:45 pm: The Polygons -- progressive rock with a unique folk/jazz influence
- 7:50 pm: Jacksonville-based band Opiate Eyes plays progressive Indie Rock
- 9:40 pm: Laurel Lee and the Escapees play their unique blend of wry and witty country music
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
DOWNTOWN VISION RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
FOR DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE
(JACKSONVILLE, FL. Oct 7, 2010) -- The International Downtown Association (IDA) awarded Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) a Downtown Pinnacle Award, IDA’s highest honor for success and innovation in downtown development worldwide. One of ten winners, Downtown Vision won the marketing and communications category for the explore the more campaign. Seventy-three qualified entries were submitted this year.
“We are pleased with the campaign’s success and the recognition for Downtown Jacksonville,” said Terry Lorince, executive director of Downtown Vision. “It is humbling to have our counterparts from other cities throughout the world use Downtown Jacksonville as a model for their campaigns. That is success.”
The campaign is DVI’s largest marketing partnership to date, involving more than 50 property owners, 100 street level retailers and city support for a unified effort to promote Downtown Jacksonville.
“The goal was to create an engagement campaign that would awaken Downtown users – businesses, workers, residents and visitors – to Downtown Jacksonville’s diverse and unique offerings,” explained Andy Dykstra, principal at Burdette Ketchum, the integrated marketing firm that created the campaign with Downtown Vision. “It is rewarding that the campaign was successful for Downtown Vision and that it has earned this peer recognition.”
The campaign was also featured in one of the industry’s leading publications, Downtown Promotion Reporter, which specifically highlighted the parking meter wraps with Downtown’s mobile website address, DTJAX.com, as the most innovative marketing strategy of 2009. As a result, DVI received multiple calls from other cities inquiring about the campaign and various elements as they sought to adapt concepts to their own needs.
In addition, The Great Fire Party a nightlife promotion held in May of this year, was one of 10 events selected from more than 200 submissions as a best practices case study for other cities. The promotion was lauded for its creativity, economic impact and cost-effective strategies.
“Even large cities are watching what we’re doing. When the executive director of a Los Angeles Business Improvement District comments that he is was impressed by what Jacksonville is doing and would like to do a similar event, it reinforces that we are being innovative,” added Lorince.
The Washington, D.C.-based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for vital and livable urban centers and strives to inform, influence and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 600 members, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions.
About Downtown Vision, Inc.
Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) 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. Downtown Vision is the only organization solely devoted to revitalizing Downtown Jacksonville. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.org.
Pamela Nix Elms
Director of Marketing
Downtown Vision, Inc.
214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 120
Jacksonville, FL 32202
w 904-634-0303 ext. 222
***UNDER FLORIDA'S VERY BROAD PUBLIC RECORDS LAW, COMMUNICATION TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN VISION IS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE.***
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
ART WALK IS FUN!! - JOIN US!!
MOCA at HEMMING PLAZA!!!!TWO GREAT MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS IMAGINATION SQUARED, THE CREATIVE RESPONSE EXPERIMENT WWW.IMAGINATIONSQUARED.COM/ By Dolf James and Christina Foard and EAST/WEST: VISUALLY SPEAKING, CONTEMPORARY ART FOM CHINA. Curated by Ben Thompson!
THE LIBRARY at 122 Ocean (www.TheLibraryJax.com, the former Haydon Burns Main Library) Produced by Gray C. Solomon and Patrick Gearhart! Joe Miller’s Duval County Courthouse (2009-2010) Photo Essay Montage returns for one more viewing with new images! Jonathon Atkins, Kristen Abrahamsen, Judi Patterson, Holly Halford, Michael Lanier, Clay Misner, Jay Antablian, Jacob Brooks, Jason Tetlak, Gustavo Rocca, Tonsenia Yonn, Miles Bateman, Pugsley, Natalie Frazier, John Wylie, Josh Hoyle, Amber Bailey, and others. Photographers: Matthew Winghart’s ‘on metal exhibition’, and new work by Miguel Emmanuelli, Jake Roth and Justin Shaw! Jacksonville Table Tennis !! Ceramics by Laura Blankenship and clothing designed by Jaxleigh. TAROT! Furniture as Art by James Stamford! Security by The Sand Troopers of the 501st Legion, Squad 7 www.fl501st.com! Sake tasting by Circle Japan www.circlejapan.com/and pastries by Bliss Bakery! SweetPete’s candy www.SweetPete.net
SUITE 106 at The Landing! – The JOEY THATE and KIM BARRY will present ARCHAIC: A HAPPENING! http://www.facebook.com/#!/joeythate )
SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY – MACTRUQUE!! In the East lobby: PAUL LADNIER’S FOOTBALL SERIES!! 100 South Laura and Forsyth! (http://southlightgallery.com/
BUY LOCAL ARTISTS!!! Original Art broadens the way you look at life! You get to enjoy your piece and be uplifted every day by work created by your own neighbors! Forget the ‘experts’, let yourself go and simply look to your inner-self for your own reaction. My favorite phrase is ‘I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like’. We guarantee you will like something/someone here.
Things are happening at The Library (www.TheLibraryJax.com, the former Haydon Burns Library) at Ocean and Adams!!!! Come and learn about The Late Night Library club/music venue, Downtown Underground music and art space and incubation zone, and the Library Marketplace!
The Downtown Art Walk is a FREE ‘happening’ that occurs the first Wednesday of every month where approximately 46 downtown venues stay open until 10:00 and folk stroll around from venue to venue enjoying community and art. Also included are the New Main Library, JMOCA, Off The Grid Studio Galleries, art galleries, shops, restaurants etc. DIRECTIONS: Easy to get to! From I 95 just go over the Main Street Bridge and go North on Ocean two blocks and turn left. From the Matthews/Hart Bridges turn left on Newnan Street and right on Adams! Just across the street from The Burrito Gallery! So 'meet at the Burrito', get your official Downtown Vision Map and start your Art Walk experience at The Library! Join the downtown arts excitement!
Gray C. Solomon, Thistle Art, The Jacksonville Arts Initiative, 'Making North Florida A Nationally Recognized Arts Producing Region' , Email. firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. (904) 234 0443, Patrick Gearhart, Integrative Marketing | Products | Promotions, Email. email@example.com, The Library, Mark R. Rinaman, MRRinaman@aol.com