2019 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)
HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK
Main Stage Join us for a live blues performance by Vibe RW from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by Groove Coalition from 6:45-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience. Be sure to grab a free American flag from the red Art Walk tent while supplies last.
Browse artwork ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Moonchild Studio, Tovah 2 Creations, Flor De Sol, Baliliving86, The Bead Guy, Let’s Paint Our Town, Alternate Bazaar Art, Viktor Lazarev, HallyuBack and The Dynasty 11. Don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, The Carling-11 East, Community Hospice and Palliative Care, IMPACT Christian Academy, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Moosehead Enterprises LLC. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
KIDS ZONE @ ADAMS ST.
Bring the kids to enjoy a performance by Bethany Stockdale from 5-9 p.m., plus bounce houses, a magic show, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and more.
ADAMS ST. EATS
Enjoy southern cuisine at Breezy Jazz Club, spicy Carribean options from De Real Ting, kosher offerings at Gili’s Kitchen or flavorful Asian meals Kazu Sushi Burrito. Pick up a flyer at any of these locations or at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for discounts and specials.
ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS:
Jacksonville Main Library Explore the Main Public Library exhibition, Reclaimed Life Beyond the Landfill. Learn about reusing plastics and other materials with Eco Relics. Don’t miss artists Malath Albakri and Cliff Buckley and enjoy music by John Drum.
Southlight Gallery View the exhibit The Three Graces by Nofa Dixon, Dee Roberts, and Nancy Schultz. And check out Living Things, an evening of literary performances starting at 7 p.m. in the second-floor gallery as part of The Great American Poetry Crawl.
And view more works of art displayed in MOCA Jacksonville. Admission is free.
Chamblin’s Uptown • Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.
Visit Jacksonville • Swing by and discover hand-made products and other pieces by Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelery, Aida Calderon, Pixel Ken, The Art Corner, Tea Nation and K’s Got You Covered.
Hollywood Cuts • Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.
And stop by Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more.
Bellwether • Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.
Food Truck Valley • Devour delectable food from Balu’s Surf Shack, Fusion Food Truck, Hazelnut Grill, Honey Dripper House, Rocco’s Pizzeria and Latin Soul Grill.
Super Food and Brew • Enjoy live music, works by artist Stephen Durden and happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Stick around for artisan food paired with great craft beer and wine specials all night long.
Vagabond Coffee Co & Bodega • Discover DTJax's newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea, a market featuring local upcyclers, antique sellers and more.
And check out these eateries for more delicious options: Bay St. Bar and Grill, Burrito Gallery, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Sweet Pete’s Candy Co. and Spliff’s Gastropub.
AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS
Myth Nightclub • Don’t miss out on Silent Disco: IndepenDANCE Edition featuring over a dozen DJs on five different music channels, artists, dance performances and specials all night long.
The Volstead • Enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and live music by Fun Sick Phony starting at 9 p.m.
The party doesn't stop at 1904 Music Hall, Breezy Jazz Club, Bold City Brewery, Dos Gatos, Element Bistro & Craft Bar, Island Girl Cigar Bar and The Justice Pub.
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 free Skyway, running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk night.
MORE INFORMATION: Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at iloveartwalk.com. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, JEA, VyStar Credit Union, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Live Oak Construction, Affordable Maijuana License, 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.
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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