Back by Popular Demand: Art & Jazz on the Ave Returns – 2021-2022

By Downtown Development Authority

Back by popular demand…

The Downtown Development Authority in partnership with the Downtown Merchant and Business Association brings back Art & Jazz on the Avenue to downtown Delray Beach! The famed Art and Jazz on the Avenue, aka “Jazz on the Ave” or “Art and Jazz” as many called it, is an event that highlights the local area businesses, local artists, local entertainment, and local flavors with our local and visiting community. In celebration of the DDA’s 50th anniversary, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is bringing back this community tradition in a new way. The DDA will host four individual Art and Jazz on the Avenue events throughout the Downtown.

Each will take place throughout the downtown neighborhoods beginning Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Each event will be themed a little differently, enlist community participation and provide all with the opportunity to have a little fun!

ART & JAZZ 2021/2022 SCHEDULE – All events 6 – 10 pm

October 27, 2021: Beachside East Atlantic Avenue – Venetian to Andrews

December 22, 2021: Pineapple Grove Arts District NE 2nd Avenue – Atlantic Ave to NE 3rd St.

May 25, 2022: Southside/Sofa SE 3rd Avenue – Atlantic Ave to SE 2nd Street

July 27, 2022: West Atlantic/Libby Wesley Park West 4th Ave to West 6th Ave.

These events are a way to expose the residents and visitors to the downtown businesses, driving new customers to your doors and neighborhoods. We invite all businesses within each event area to be open, be creative, be involved!

Note: These are street-closed events. There will be vendor tents available for local artists, merchants that are not located in the footprint of the event and community groups.

The DDA team will be available to share more details of how to be involved – here are a few ideas:

Merchant/Restaurant/Business Participant Opportunities:
· activate your business with an open house style event
· decorate space in keeping with the theme of the art&jazz
· offer incentive for shoppers during the night or for a return visit
· offer themed drink or appetizer specials
· partner with another merchant in your block to serve complimentary offerings
· offer in-house raffle to visitors

The key is to welcome and meet the community and have fun. Art & jazz on the avenue was and will be about the celebration of Delray Beach through art, entertainment, and the local downtown community.

*Events will include Covid Safety measures.