Tag Archives: The Elbow

Scotty Briggs Art

What’s Next for Scotty Briggs’ Art? Show Up, Create, & Savor the Whole Human Experience

It’s not hard to understand why ’ paintings are in such high demand. With subject matter as diverse as neon dive-bar brands, Hindu deities and Catholic saints, run-on catch phrase sentences, pop culture portraits, and under-water vignettes, Briggs has created a niche for himself that defies all definitions of the word ‘niche’. His style extends beyond the reach of any singular mode of painting because he is continually experimenting with his craft, and has become quite comfortable in the all-encompassing art land of what next?  Over the past three years, Briggs has made his presence known more so as a …

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Art Teachers are Artists: Group Exhibition at Spliff’s Gastropub and 1904 Music Hall in Downtown Jacksonville, Jasmine Aldershoff Vicious Cycle

Art Teachers are Artists: Group Exhibition at Spliff’s Gastropub and 1904 Music Hall in Downtown Jacksonville

Art Teachers Group Exhibition at The Elbow Okay, so this may come as a complete shocker … but believe it or not folks, the teachers who your children spend their days with actually know a lot about the subjects that they teach! Most of them even practice the subjects they teach! And contrary to (un)popular belief, the ARTS are a very necessary, relevant, and beneficial subject in your child’s education. Mind blown yet?  Duval County happens to boast nearly 180 art teachers in our public schools. You have the chance to support and celebrate some of these hard-working art teachers …

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The Elbow Jam, Downtown, Jacksonville, Florida

The Elbow Jam

  The Elbow Jam is back and it’s better than ever! Presented Nov 17 by Downtown Vision, Inc., “The Elbow Jam” offers six bands on two outdoor stages in the city’s Entertainment District. The bash formerly known as also includes live mural artists, dance performances and more. The outdoor “activation areas” will feature live music performances on the Bay Street and Adams Street stages. Wise River kicks things off at 7 pm on the Bay Street Stage followed by at 8 pm and at 9 pm. On the Adams Street Stage, Bigfoot Barefoot starts things off a 7 pm. Dr. …

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Grant Nielsen Continuing to Pave Ways for Jacksonville Music Scene

Growing up, it was no surprise that was destined for a career in music. The tow-headed toddler would slip on his shades and into character as Ray Charles, playing along at the piano to the soundtrack of The Big Chill. “I would wear my sunglasses, and no one knew why I was Ray Charles singing along to the Big Chill soundtrack, but I was. I think I always just loved music. I asked my parents when I was in my 20s and had been playing professionally for a number of years, you know, ‘Did you guys know I was going …

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IgersJax_Downtown Jax iphone_photo by @mr_brileyx

The 21 Most Instagrammed Places in Jacksonville

The Instagram app, without a doubt, has been the driving force behind the revival of photography over the past 5 years. Sure, there’s the rise of the smartphone camera giving us the ability to take photos at any moment—nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket—but the inspiration among today’s masses to take more pictures and have people actually see them, comes from Instagram, or “IG” for short. There’s something going on inside the walls of Instagram that you just can’t find on Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps it’s the simple interface, along with the near non-existence of sharp everyday scrutiny, …

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The Alley Sessions: The Backstreets of Jacksonville’s Elbow

Hidden in the back alleys behind , 1904, and the  lies the setting for the Alley Sessions, a takeaway show, interview, and performance video featuring a wide range of some of Jacksonville’s greatest and most unique musical acts. The alleys behind the two to three story high brick buildings are donned in graffiti and murals, creating the perfect background for these intimate and revealing shows. Premiering in November of 2015, the video series is presented by , and the , produced and funded by , in association with and . Within each episode, the seeks to explore the history of …

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Downtown Developments in 2016

Downtown Jacksonville is no longer on the verge, but is actually undergoing a transformation. This transformation is not a rapid one, but rather the thoughtful type of renewal that it has long needed. It’s understandable if you’re cynical about it. Jacksonvillians have long heard mayoral campaign promises about downtown, but the banter has only served to turn optimism into what feels like an end-of-the-rainbow type hunt—but even the most avid skeptic can’t ignore the seeds that have begun to sprout. Downtown’s has become one of the city’s landmark recurring events. is making strides with regular events and has become a …

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The Elbow, Jacksonville, FL, Downtown Vision, DVI

The Anatomy of a District: The Elbow and Downtown Vision, Inc.

The inaugural year of featured a Creator called “,” helmed by a marketing team intent on designating and branding an entertainment district Downtown. The idea may be foreign to Jacksonville, but it’s not a unique concept. The French Quarter in New Orleans, the Gaslamp District in San Diego, and the closer-to-home Ybor City in Tampa have all branded themselves as a downtown destination for happy hours and late nights out. However, our own Jacksonville’s urban center only had what may have been vaguely described as “around Bay Street.” The Elbow saw moderate success at One Spark in 2013, and subsequently …

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Downtown Vision, Inc. and The Elbow Partner for the Elbow Bender

Kicks off with The Elbow Bender Party on July 9 Jacksonville, FL (June 16, 2015) – Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) and the bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and promoters collectively known as The Elbow have come together to promote authentic entertainment destination, beginning with the launch of the new TheElbowJax.com website to provide Jacksonville and visitors with a snapshot of the scene. In addition to the site, the partnership will launch a number of initiatives this summer to create new entertainment experiences. An Ocean Street Alleyway Clean Up Volunteer Day will give the community an opportunity to help clean up this …

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summertime and the livin’s busy for Herd of Watts

It’s summertime and the livin’s busy for . The bluesy Jacksonville-based quartet has a full plate this month with a supporting performance in under their belt and shows June 20 at the and June 26 at . Brothers Matthew and talked with EU Jacksonville about playing music together, new directions, the buzz downtown and how the progress will continue. Ben knew what it was to be a member of a band, playing for the better part of a decade before brother Matthew joined on keyboard. Herd of Watts originally formed in February, 2013 as a five-piece but later transitioned to …

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