Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday October 4, 2017

Theme: 5th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk

Art Walk Map

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, 8,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Event Manager Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at alexandra@downtownjacksonville.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

The biggest Art Walk of the year, Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns with fan-favorites, polka band Dan Witucki and Mein Heimatland Musikanten and German folk dance performances by Dansational. Enjoy a traditional tapping of the keg featuring Bold City Brewery’s German Chocolate Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale at 6 p.m.and Oktoberfest-themed contests throughout the night. All this and more hosted by TANK from X102.9 in Hemming Park.

Hemming Park - Check out local artists: ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Automotive Fine Art, Aviation Art Store, BijuBee Jewelry, Copper Head, Cross Workshops, LLC, Imaginarium Gifts, James A. Lacey, Kai Indie Jewelry, LJ Designs,Lemoree, mochi + bella, Pandora’s Boxes, Phoenix Art, Teresa Cook Art, Thestraldust Designs, Stenotab Handmade, Steven Teller Arts and Viktor Lazarev; and vendors: The Hyppo, 904 Happy Hour, European Street Café, Mensa of Jacksonville, Operation New Hope, Bad To The Bone Pet Care, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, American Pharmacists Association at University of Florida, The Florida Theatre, Generation and Leaf Filter. Plus, enjoy live music by Groove Coalition at 9 p.m. and live mural artist Cody Edwards.

Kinder Zone on Laura Street - Features interactive mural art by Jax Kid Mural Project, a magician from Crossroads Magic, a balloon artist Skip Bressler, My Gym and other fun activities.

Carnival Zone on Laura Street - Enjoy America's Got Talent juggler David Ferman, Wiener dog races and life-sized games including: Connect Four, Jenga and corn hole.

German & Craft Beer Tents - Five Art Walk beer tents will be located in Hemming Park, along Laura Street and in Regions Bank Food Truck Village, and will serve up: Bold City Brewery - Dukes Brown Ale, Killer Whale, Mad Manatee, 1901 Red Ale, Intuition Ale Works - 1-10 IPA and Easy on the Eyes, Wicked Barley, Mackenzie's Pumpkin Cider, Spaten Oktoberfest, Tücher Weiss, Full Sail Oktoberfest.

Pre-purchase a block of drink tickets, redeemable at the official Art Walk beer tents. Drink tickets are $5 and good for either beer or wine at Oktoberfest. Purchase four tickets and get a fifth ticket free! Purchase tickets here.

Tickets will be available for pick up prior to Oktoberfest @ Art Walk at the Downtown Vision office (214 N. Hogan St., Suite 120, 32202) during normal business hours or at the Art Walk merchandise tent, located in Hemming Park at the corner of Laura and Monroe streets beginning at 4 p.m. on October 4.

Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 and up. IDs will be checked upon ticket redemption. Please drink responsibly.

Highlights

  • 10+ Museums & Galleries
  • 19+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 21+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.
  • 58+ Total Stops

Featured Venues



Hemming Park
Artists

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.

Artist List by Category


Getting Around

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

    Parking

    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.

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    Bus System

    The Jacksonville bus system provides an easy and efficient way to get to and from Downtown Jacksonville.

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  • skyway

    Skyway

    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.

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    Taxi

    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.

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Media

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.



Participate

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.

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    Artists

    Apply for a spot to display and sell your artwork at the next First Wednesday Art Walk.

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  • performers

    Performers

    Want to put on a performance at the next First Wednesday Art Walk in Hemming Park? Find out how to apply.

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  • non-profits

    Nonprofits

    Read more information on participating as one of three specially invited non-profits.

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  • businesses

    Businesses

    Find out how your downtown business may be eligible to participate. Sponsorships are available.

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  • food vendors

    Food Vendors

    Food vendors are now permitted at Art Walk. Find out how you can become a sidewalk vendor.

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Getting Around

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 8,000+ 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.


Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.'s Event Manager Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at alexandra@downtownjacksonville.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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