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Our Mission

Preserve. Promote. Advocate. Celebrate.

Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly arts and local farmers market hosted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers, bakers and food trucks. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 3,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features live music and or dance performances. Stroll through the rows of local artists and makers. At RAM you will find art, jewelry, candles, plants, bath and body products and so much more all made locally. Each Saturday at RAM is different than the next and the best way to experience is to visit!

At the Riverside Arts Market, enjoy the harvest of the agricultural arts by supporting Florida farmers. Pick up the freshest local produce of the week, with some of it coming from Jacksonville! To remain sustainable, farmer’s depend on your weekly purchases, so come for the freshest and stay for the fun. Our community benefits from all of us staying “loyal to local.”

Riverside Avondale Preservation is the lead advocate and facilitator for Riverside Avondale's historic neighborhoods, vibrant local commercial districts, public spaces, and welcoming community.

Since 1974, we have worked to:

    • Preserve Riverside Avondale's historic fabric and unique character.
    • Promote local businesses, arts, and culture.
    • Advocate with and for the neighborhood.
    • Celebrate community.

 

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RAM Values

  • We are welcoming and inclusive.
  • We communicate and act transparently and with accountability.
  • We build relationships and promote healthy dialogue.
  • We respect what came before us and anticipate what lies ahead.

Our Focus

Core Principles at the Riverside Arts Market

We are inclusive and celebrate diversity.

  • Our success depends on the success of the makers, bakers, entertainers and farmers that attend.
  • Open and honest communication, transparency and the building of relationships help us thrive.
  • Celebrate the arts and culture through our community event.

We support vibrant, independent, local businesses and our local business districts.

  • We collaborate and engage with our local businesses to promote and sustain local, independent enterprises in lively, commercial districts.

  • We support appropriate initiatives to improve quality of life consistent with preserving the historic fabric of Riverside Avondale.

  • We advocate for the arts and culture in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

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