Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, Downtown businesses and more.The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville, Florida. We estimate that, on average, 10,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
Hallo! Come celebrate our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, the 4th annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk will feature a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone, and of course, German and local craft beer with the traditional tapping of the keg.
Prost! Kick off the night with a traditional tapping of the keg, a biergarten, contests, live music by Dan Witucki and Mein Heimatland Musikanten Band, performances by Dansations Paradigm Flux Dance and more! Don’t forget to support our local artists and check out all of their handmade art!
Presents the Front Porch at Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Celebrate with an Oktoberfest Jam Session by One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band, interactive games, artisans, food trucks such as The Happy Grilled Cheese and more.
On Laura Street between Adams and Forsyth Street, enjoy a 40 foot mural wall, Jacksonville Armada FC inflatables, face painting, games, food by Say Cheese and more!
On Laura Street between Forsyth and Bay Street, enjoy Mr. C, the balloon artist, a Weiner dog derby race, live music, food and more!
Presents art by Desiree Davis and Nate Brooks.
Continues showing guest artist Paul Ladnier’s exhibit, "Cuba", from 5-8 plus works by 20 other artists.
Unleash your inner artist by making your own personalized spin art! Enjoy cocktails and browse art presented by The Bolles School’s 2016 Juried Exhibit while your children make painted pasta jewelry.
Learn how you can discover the artist in you with Yes You Canvas, enjoy local products from Nicole Made This and learn about other upcoming Oktoberfests in the area. Get your caricature drawn by Artist Roosevelt, henna tattoos by Ramata, buy local art from Leon Bradley, Aly Cats and Artist Pam, plus have your tarot cards read by Dawn.
Hosts a beer-making presentation from “Just Brew It” starting at 6:30 p.m. on the ground floor. Plus, enjoy a traveling exhibit, “Trio,” art exhibit by Thom Butler, and the “Show Me Some Love” JASMYN 2016 Summer Art Series.
Get creative with “One Voice and Super Food” by decorating windows with personal hopes and thoughts about Jacksonville. German beers and a new menu will be available.
Releases the Oktoberfest Brew! Enjoy a $20 all you can drink wine tasting and appetizer buffet from 5-9 p.m., plus enjoy live music on the deck and free parking. Take the Skyway over to Hemming Park to continue the festivities!
Celebrate Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax Winners! Enjoy art by Jenn Mims Photography and live music by Paul Haftel in the Urban Garden.
Presents a mystery brownie of the month with live music from La Villa School of The Arts Chamber Orchestra Quintet.
Hosts a free Jazz Concert by the UNF Jazz Ensemble III directed by Dr. Marc Dickman from 7-8 p.m.
Enjoy live music by Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong starting at 8 p.m.! Open to all ages, tickets start at $15.
Enjoy live music with Vlad the Inhaler, Bags, DJ Spencer James, Ray Felix and Man Darino. Doors open at 4 p.m. with drink specials all night!
Each month, Art Walk hosts dozens of artists, seeking to show and sell their works. From jewelry to paintings and more, you’ll find a mix of unique, handmade items from both emerging and established artists.
With bus and Skyway services along with several taxi options and more than 40,000 parking spaces, getting around Downtown is nothing to worry about.
Parking is free after 6 p.m. Art Walk night at meters and at the Elite Parking Services garage on the corner of Clay and Adams streets. Click below for even more options.
The Jacksonville bus system provides an easy and efficient way to get to and from Downtown Jacksonville.
A unique and scenic way to get around Downtown, the elevated Skyway will take you down the block or all the way across the St. Johns River for free, with extended hours during Art Walk.
Need a ride to Art Walk? Whether it's by bike or car, there are plenty of taxi services to help you get around Downtown.
Dive into the sights and sounds of past Art Walks through our collection of photos and videos, highlighting the unique artists, musicians, venues and attendees who continue to make Art Walk a success month after month.
Whether you're new to the Downtown scene, an established artist or performer, a nonprofit or even a business seeking sponsor opportunities, Art Walk is a great event in which to showcase your work. To find out what aspect of Art Walk best suits you, visit www.downtownjacksonville.org, where you will find Art Walk rules and regulations, FAQs and applications.
Apply for a spot to display and sell your artwork at the next First Wednesday Art Walk.
Want to put on a performance at the next First Wednesday Art Walk in Hemming Park? Find out how to apply.
Read more information on participating as one of three specially invited non-profits.
Find out how your downtown business may be eligible to participate. Sponsorships are available.
Food vendors are now permitted at Art Walk. Find out how you can become a sidewalk vendor.
Voted "Best Festival/Art Walk" in 2015 by Jacksonville Magazine; “Best Place to Meet New People” and “Best Artsy Event” in 2012 by Jacksonville Magazine; and "Best Art Walk" in Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2011, 2014 and 2015, the First Wednesday Art Walk is an art extravaganza 13 years and counting. With an average of 10,000+ visitors each month, the First Wednesday Art Walk is a tremendous opportunity to reach the local community to promote your business at a favorite Jacksonville event. For more information on becoming a sponsor or to download the Art Walk Sponsorship Kit, click here. For more information on becoming a sponsor or to download a sponsorship kit for our 4th Annual Oktoberfest in October, click here.
For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.’s Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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