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JTA turns Art Walk into Art Ride

In celebration of its 55th anniversary, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announces a new way in which it supports the arts and downtown Jacksonville: Art Ride. On December 1, the JTA Skyway will become part of Downtown Vision’s Art Walk by displaying works by local artists at five of its stations. Art Walk attendees will also be able to ride the Skyway system for free from 5-10 p.m.

In partnership with Null Space Gallery and Williams-Cornelius & Associates, JTA will showcase local artists including Jim Smith, Kelly Messer, Russell Maycumber, Clark Lunberry, Ian Chase, Andrew Chadwick and the Leon Castelli Group, who will invigorate thought and interpretation using sight, sound and movement. Art Riders can expect a diverse range in art installations at the Skyway stations such as mixed media, sculpture, drawings, roving sound, performance and video projection.

Art installations will be displayed at the Central and Hemming Plaza stations Downtown and the Kings Avenue, Riverplace and San Marco stations on the Southbank. Art Walk participants can begin their Art Ride experience at any Skyway station, and those who visit all five station exhibits will be eligible to win gift certificates from local restaurants including Burrito Gallery, Café Nola, Chew, European Street Cafe, Indochine and Uptown Market or a Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art membership. Parking is free at any Skyway station lot after 5 p.m.

Based on ridership during November Art Walk, the Riverside Trolley will, once again, have extended service until midnight.

For more information about JTA, visit www.jtafla.com.