Riverside Arts Market

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

Treasure maps don’t always come scrawled on a weather-beaten scroll with a painted dotted line leading to a giant black X marking the spot — and treasure isn’t always a chest full of golden doubloons and precious gems. Treasure can be cultural, historical, musical, architectural. And sometimes, the markers guiding a treasure hunter to these […]

Artist Walk inches closer to completion

Artist Walk inches closer to completion

City Council gavels another 5-million investment The City of Jacksonville is investing $8.8 million in the Artist Walk streetscape project with an adjoining skate park where the preliminary groundwork is underway east of Riverside Park in the Five Points neighborhood. Shannon Blankenship, director of the Riverside Arts Market (RAM), anticipates a significant increase in vendor […]

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Wayne Wood

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Wayne Wood

You may not know it, but if you’ve ever wandered through Riverside on a Saturday morning, you’ve no doubt appreciated the work of Dr. Wayne Wood. Wood, nicknamed the “Mayor of Riverside,” is one of the leading founders of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), an organization responsible for the salvation of many of the area’s beloved […]

Local Folks: Danielle & Ian Cleary

Local Folks: Danielle & Ian Cleary

Many might recognize Danielle and Ian Cleary from Riverside Arts Market or as the local artists who paint murals around town. They are known for their creative brushstrokes. But they have green thumbs and free spirits as well. The Clearys are avid gardeners. They grow edibles—squash, tomatoes, onions. They also have three loquat trees, three […]

Inspired by a zest for life

Inspired by a zest for life

Heartspace Art founders Ian and Danielle Cleary have painted a new mural, a mural with a message. Their latest work of inspiring art can be found on a wooden slat fence in Murray Hill. The scene is of three sunflowers popping out of clouds, reaching for the sky. Danielle likens it to a metaphor for […]

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

Many years before Wayne W. Wood, 74, became a noted historian, author, and the founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, he was just a kid from Belle Glade in South Florida visiting grandparents Guy D. and Elma T. Wood during the summers in Riverside. That was decades before he would run a successful optometry business in […]

Law firms square off in spicy chili contest

Law firms square off in spicy chili contest

In a quest to see who could offer the tastiest and/or spiciest chili, with some offerings certain to set off five alarms, representatives of the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar squared off to see which law firm might be judged the winner during the 12th Annual Charity Chili Cookoff at Riverside Arts Market […]