Last month, Downtown Vision populated Hemming Plaza for the Young Professionals Art Walk. The month was themed “Arty Ambitions” to celebrate groups and organizations making an impact in Jacksonville. Among bicycling enthusiasts, non-profit organizations, and vendors of all shapes and sizes was an AIGA booth manned by Stephanie Soden (Membership Co-Director) and Katy Garrison (TAC Team Coordinator). We spoke to interested spectators about our Chapter, its community services, and most importantly, the Design for Good initiative.
Design for Good is a platform to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for social change. Many people from different walks of life were interested in the effort to connect more designers with non-profit organizations. Artists, writers, recent college graduates, and even two very enthusiastic eighty year old artists were eager to hear more about Design for Good, and how AIGA Jacksonville is helping to make an impact.
With good times had, and new friends made at the adjacent vintage fashion booth, we left April’s Artwalk feeling good about an opportunity to make a positive social change in the Jacksonville Community.
~ Stephanie, Membership Co-Director