PROMOTING CHILDREN'S ARTS AND ARTS EDUCATION

Jax Beach DTC

A beloved Jacksonville Beach holiday tradition featuring more than 60 decorated lifeguard chairs and showcasing five weeks of children's arts programming.

DTC Impact

Activating public spaces with nationally recognized events annually, showcasing more than 2000 young artists and seen by thousands of visitors from across the US.

DTC Service

Private and public collaborations serving alongside a community of volunteers working year-round with a commitment to inspire future generations through the arts.

DTC Community

Arts patrons and benefactors building a stronger community through the celebration of emerging creative talent — passionately supporting their young hearts and voices.

Our Vision

A stronger next generation through creative collaboration

Join Us as a Volunteer

The holiday season energizes hearts and minds with focus on family and community. Jax Beach Deck The Chairs fulfills a meaningful chance to gather and celebrate. Decorators, concessions support, and community ambassadors are just a few areas where you can help out. Contact us if you would like to help this holiday season.

Jax Beach Deck The Chairs Sponsorship

JBDTC community partnerships are built through public/private commitment to the DTC mission. Strong partnerships help us create a uniquely Beaches, family-friendly experience year after year. Space is limited and chair decorators are assigned on a first come first serve basis.

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  • Thank You Partners For Another Awesome Season

2023 was an incredible year for DTC. We are just now catching our breath and putting together the stories and data to share with community partners.DTC continues to expand its mission promoting children’s arts and arts education. The 2023 holiday season showcased our biggest stretch in 11 years.Two free public displays were created for Jacksonville and…

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  • Deck The Chairs Holiday Tree Restoration Underway

Deck The Chairs (DTC) is a non-profit promoting children’s arts and arts education.The organization hosts a free, six-week, holiday event in Jax Beach featuring a nationally recognized decorated lifeguard chairs exhibit. Chair sponsorships help underwrite holiday park lighting, supportstudent exhibits, and allow organizers to showcase more than 30 hours of children’s stage programming. Private support…

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    March 27, 2023

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  • More Chairs, More Shows, More Memories

2022 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs Marks Deckin’ Decade The DTC Board is excited to be working on the 2022 JBDTC Deckin’ Decade — Celebrating Ten Seasons of Jax Beach Deck The Chairs. Free and open to the public, the holiday showcase will feature nightly light and music programming with more than 60 lifeguard chairs…

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