Deck The Chairs (DTC) was founded in 2013 to serve north Florida and the Beaches area by providing a free, six-week holiday exhibit featuring decorated lifeguard chairs. Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs (JBDTC) is the only exhibit of its kind (anywhere in the world). The purpose of JBDTC is to promote children’s arts and arts education.

Today the DTC Board works year-round with community leaders and volunteers to plan and develop the popular event that averages more than 100,000 annual visitors.

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Community Pride

Deck The Chairs (DTC) showcases a creatively-engaged, north Florida community to the world. Partnerships include the City of Jax Beach, The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, The Players, Publix and Greenwise Market, Visit Jacksonville, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Beaches Go Green, Down Syndrome Association, The Boys And Girls Club of NE Florida, plus many other small business and non-profits interested in community outreach.

Arts Outreach

Deck The Chairs works year-round with schools, business and art programs to promote the unique aspects of the DTC design/build creative process. Several months of planning and hundreds of volunteers work to successfully present 6 weeks of JBDTC Event Programming showcasing children’s art, dance, and music performances.

Economic Impact

Since 2013, the Jacksonville Beaches area has seen a significant increase in visitors who come to experience JBDTC during the holiday season. Organizers estimate more than .5 million have visited JBDTC over the past decade. Millions of dollars have been added to the local economy with busier restaurants, bars and shops between November and January.