Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 blocks that includes more than 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Plaza, street performers and live music.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Liz Grebe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
Hit the books - and then hit the streets of Downtown for another unforgettable Art Walk, this month celebrating the back-to-school season. Enjoy activities just for kids, local art and live music across dozens of venues.
Celebrate the new school year with activities for families with Fun4FirstCoastKids’ Back to School Zone, enjoy live music by The Groove Coalition and finish the Jacksonville Neighborhood Totem with Roux Arts’ Street Pipes Mobile Mosiac. Plus, enjoy chalk art by Jessicalyn and local brewskies.
Features Fun4FirstCoastKids.com, The Blood Alliance blood drive, Whole Foods, Pro Martial Arts demonstration at 6:30 p.m., Jax Giants, Sweet Frog, Jax Parks' Rec' N' Roll, Arch Pilates with yoga classes at 5:30, 6:15, 7 and 7:45 p.m., Soccer Shots of Northeast Florida with mini soccer games and Paks Karate demonstrations throughout the evening.
University of North Florida ArtSpace returns, showcasing work by Assistant Professor of Photography Kally Malcom.
Presents the A.R.T. show featuring The Arc Jacksonville’s annual A.R.T. Exhibit from 5:30-8:30 p.m. All artwork purchases raises money for The Arc Jacksonville.
Presents Mal Jones and The Lyricist Live outside. Inside, enjoy art, food, drinks and a cosplay contest in partnership with Grease Rags Clothing Co.
Hosts Silvia De Araujo Charity Art Reception, where 20% of purchases will be donated to a nonprofit of the buyer’s choice.
Features a special presentation of the private collection of Katherine E. Parker, an award-winning artist.
Hosts artist and owner of The Artistree Gallery, William Meyer.
Presents entries from the #onlyinjax photo contest.
New Location – Features live music, art for all ages and the “Rated aRt Room” for an older audience.
Each month, Art Walk headquarters at Hemming Plaza 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.
Downtown Jacksonville offers several parking options, including garages, lots and meters.
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 Plaza? 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 Art Walk" in Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2011, and “Best Place to Meet New People” and “Best Artsy Event” in Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jax 2012, the First Wednesday Art Walk is an art extravaganza nine years and counting.With an average of 6,000 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 answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.’s Art Walk manager Liz Grebe at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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