Christy Frazier, entrepreneur and mosaic artist, is one of Jacksonville’s most colorful and well-known creative leaders and visionaries. Her professional skills in the areas of multimedia mosaic and sculpture art, building renovation, event planning and business acumen have led to multiple successful business ventures in the Jacksonville area. Combining entrepreneurship with her love of art, Christy has hosted over 50 art shows in various venues in northeast Florida, showcasing local and regional works from nationally known to emerging artists. Some of her most well-known shows resulted from Versus Gallery, a partnership formed with Tom Pennington in 2009,
The Art Bar was Christy’s first entrepreneurial endeavor at the age of 27. Opening in Riverside in 1999 and closing in 2005, The Art Bar won many “Best of Jacksonville” awards, from Folio Weekly, Florida Times Union, and Jacksonville Magazine. The same is true for The Pearl, a beautiful meeting venue, adorned with an interior forest of trees, a cabinet of curiosities-type bar, and a magnificent light up dance floor. From 2005 until 2012 this legendary space literally lit up Springfield, in Jacksonville's urban core.
Her latest endeavor is Birdies, named after her grandmother, located in the 5 Points historic neighborhood and opened in 2009. Christy’s unique personality can be felt all throughout Birdies. Her distinctive mixed materials mosaics adorn the walls throughout the space, as well as art and oddities she has collected in her travels. The neighborhood crowd you will find there is as diverse as it's contents.
Christy is also very active in the community, she is currently the President of the Jacksonville School of the Arts.
Her current project, The Phoenix Arts District in Springfield, is her most ambitious one to date. She plans to "Combine all of the things she loves into one living, breathing, organism."
Christy spends her free time with family, in her studio, attends the latest art shows, mentors up-and-coming artists and entrepreneurs, loves to travel, and is involved in social issues. She is passionate about igniting and cultivating the creativity in Jacksonville.