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 65 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
Spread the Gift of Giving at the Final Art Walk of 2016!
Check off your holiday gift list with works by local artists. Donate old t-shirts to Rethreaded and be sure to check out their pop-up shop for all of your holiday needs. Enjoy live music on the main stage by Cortnie Frazier from 5-7 p.m., Don't Miss A Beat, Inc. at 6 p.m. and Evan Michael and the Well Wishers from 7:30-9 p.m.
Be sure to bring all of your old t-shirts to the Rethreaded booth in Hemming Park during #ArtWalkJax!
Plus, join the #RethreadedChallenge by committing to buy 10 survivor-made gifts!
Hang out at the Front Porch and enjoy holiday activities, giant games, food trucks, local artisans, a beer garden and more. Enjoy live music on two stages: a Front Porch Jam Session and the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage.
Enjoy caricature art by Artist Roosevelt Watson, henna tattoos by Ramata, learn more about Yes You Canvas, and check out works by a large variety of locals artists and crafters. Plus, enter to win Jacksonville Artist Series tickets to an upcoming show, and roll the dice to win with Victory Casino.
Presents a choral performance by students from San Jose Elementary School in the 303 Lounge space.
Join Monroe Galleries at their last Art walk as they host children's art from The Cathedral Arts Project along with guest artist Elbert Schubert and his beautiful Plein Air landscapes.
Enjoy $20 all you can drink wine and appetizers from 5-8 p.m. Park at River City Brewing Company and ride the Skyway from the San Marco station to Hemming Park for free!
Hosts a safe space at teen open mic night from 5-8 p.m. followed by live music by Strangerwolf, Folk is People, Timothy Eerie and Tomboi.
Stock up on all of your favorite treats and take a photo with Santa!
View new work by Mallory Steele, Bronwen Chandler and Katie Bahn and five types of “hard” ice cream floats (must be 21+ to order).
Features art by Emmanual A.P. Adlain and live music by Special Formula.
Enjoy live music from 5:30-10 p.m. with Mal Jones during "Lyricist Live."
Sip on cocktails and listen to live music at Downtown's original lounge (no cover).
Hosts holiday photos with your furry friends from 5-8 p.m.! Enjoy raffles, treats, plus your $5 photo donation and raffle ticket proceeds benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals.
Enjoy belly-dancing performances while you savor food and drink specials throughout the evening.
Hosts Arcade Jax with free video games from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
YMCA of Florida's First Coast (Bank of America) • Ease your mind, body and spirit with a Flow Yoga class on Laura St. from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in front of the Bank of America buidling.
Hosts Glitz! with Cat Haus and Kiki Crew, a New York-inspired event hosted by the region’s top DJs, artists and performers.
Enjoy delectable eats from Pita Boss, Delish Kebabs, Funkadelic Food Truck, Mustard & Onions Hotdog Cart and more!
Enjoy DowntownDazzle: an illumination show of its Downtown office with festive lights synchronized to recorded songs of the season performed by JCC.
Holiday, Christmas and Hanukkah songs will be broadcast on 94.5 FM radio for onlookers to enjoy.
12-minute presentations will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m.
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, download the 2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Kit.
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 email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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