2018 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)
Oct. 3 – 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk
Nov. 7 – Salute to Service
Dec. 5 – The Spirit of Giving
Stop by #DTJax and celebrate the 6th Annual Oktoberfest!
Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Stop by #DTJax and celebrate Oktoberfest! Enjoy live music and performances by Dan Witucki and the Heimatland Musikanten band. Bring your best beer stein and participate in our Oktoberfest-themed competitions, hosted by First Coast Living’s Curtis Dvorak! And stick around for the annual Tapping of the Keg at 6:30pm. Plus, stop by the extended kid zone for activities by My Gym, mural painting and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc.
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Stenotab Handemade, Takeisha Brown, Mochi B, Chaos Lights, Art by Joe and Gerry, Viktor Lazarev, Fawn Owens, Kram Kan Photo, Pranasolcreations, Photography by River, Tressa Linzy Designs, Dream in Color, Jumping Jackalopes and Designs by De.
And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Lincoln Cars, Hello Fresh, WellCare Health, Jax Metro Credit Union, All-American Gutter Protection, National Brain Tumor Society, Year Up, Animal Care and Protective Services, One Blood and Well Care Health. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
Carnival Zone on Laura Street: Stroll down Laura St. and check out the Carnival Zone! Watch wiener-dogs race, play life-sized board games, and don’t miss showman Jeff Bradley perform a variety show for all ages! Try your hand at giant Jenga or cornhole.
And check out CW17 Sunday Nights at Art Walk featuring sundaes from Nitrogen Creamery and representatives from WJXT. And learn more about Rethreaded, a local nonprofit aimed at assisting and uplifting survivors of human trafficking.
ART AND CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS
Jacksonville Main Library: Happy 50th Birthday, City of Jacksonville! Commemorate 50 years of Jacksonville’s consolidation with a Jacksonville Symphony performance and a presentation by Dr. Jim Crooks, author of Jacksonville: The Consolidation Story, from Civil Rights to the Jaguars. You’ll definitely want to stick around for a slice of cake!
Dance Trance • Visit the 2nd floor location inside Anytime Fitness and try out a Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.
The Jacksonville Landing • Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!
Visit Jacksonville • Check out works from artists Vivienne Frankel, Patrick Winterbourne, Anthony Danes & Misty Prince, Kayla Taylor and more. And learn more about Hyperion Brewing Company!
20West Café • Join us for the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month at FSCJ’s 20West building during Art Walk. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hang out with students, staﬀ, faculty and the Jacksonville community.
Regions Bank Food Truck Village • Devour delectable food from Twisted Okie, Manny’s Cuban Food Truck, Rocco’s, Hazelnut Grill, Zoe’s Italian Ice, Honey Dripper House, Wurstbursters, and Humble Pie.
Super Food & Brew • Super Food and Brew • Experience fresh artisan food paired with great craft beer and wine all night long. Over 50 rotating beer selection including Oktoberfest favorites! Stop by for happy hour from 3-6pm and then stay for live music from 6:30-9:30pm with the talented duo RANDOM TANDEM.
AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS
1904 Music Hall • Drake Bell makes his way to the Bold City! Check him out at 7pm!
Breezy Jazz Club • Don’t miss free wine tasting and happy hour from 5-8pm and live music throughout the night.
Myth Nightclub • Myth Nightclub Presents it's Monthly "Silent Disco Artwalk After Dark Event"! Featuring over a dozen DJ's on 4 different channels, several artist vendors, dance performances, and great food and drink specials all night long for everyone in the house! An experience not to be missed!
The Volstead • Enjoy Happy Hour from 4-7pm and live music by Soulo Tri from 9pm-12am. In partnership with 5 Points Pride and Camp Craft Cocktail, enjoy a special pride-inspired cocktail!
BY THE NUMBERS:
8+ Art & Culture Venues
16+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
36+ Total Stops
PARKING: Free street parking after 6 p.m. The Downtown Garage at Adams and Clay streets offers free, covered parking Art Walk night, courtesy of Elite Parking Services. (Enter on Clay Street.) Or park and ride the Skyway, running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk night.
MORE INFORMATION: Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at iloveartwalk.com. Full Art Walk After Dark information is available at theelbowjax.com. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, Bold City Brewery, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, SouthEast Group, One Call Care Management, Teresa Durand-Stuebben, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, X 106.5, Hot 99.5 and Easy 102.9. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, email Junine at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Downtown Vision
Downtown Vision is a not-for-profit organization revitalizing Downtown through clean and safe initiatives, experience creation, marketing and information management. Created by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing Downtown property owners, DVI administers a 90-block Business Improvement District. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.com.
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. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Events Manager Junine Castin at Junine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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? Find out how to apply.
Read more information on participating as a non-profit organization at Art Walk.
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 vendor.
Awarded the "Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence" in 2017 by the International Downtown Association; 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 15 years and counting. With an average of 5,000+ 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 2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Kit.
For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.'s Event Manager Junine Castin at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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