Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (**Art Walk runs until 10 p.m. this month.**) —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 Park, street performers and live music.
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.
Join us as we celebrate the art of Jacksonville and welcome the city's new leadership, Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams. Grab some classic summer bites paired with seasonal ales as you browse dozens of art vendors and enjoy special activities. Plus, you don't want to miss Grandpa’s Cough Medicine in concert on the main stage and sibling singers Leah and Jacob Sykes in Hemming Cafe. And with the kids out of school, there's no excuse for your little ones to miss out on the fun-packed Kids Zone on Laura Street. This will be a summer night in the city to remember!
SPECIAL INAUGURATION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Visit City Hall for an open house and refreshments; check out the JFRD fire truck on Duval Street; and stop by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office crime prevention tent, featuring info on their special operations teams, the academy and more.
This Art Walk, we’re celebrating the best city in the U.S.A.—home sweet home! Join us as we celebrate “The Art of Jacksonville,” where you’ll have a blast with local art, live music and more. Chow down on delicious local eateries and cool down with a cold brew (or two) from local breweries. Enjoy the foot-stomping bluegrass sounds of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine on the main stage and sibling singers Leah and Jacob Sykes in Hemming Cafe. Plus, your little ones will love arts and crafts by Aqua Jax, face-painting by Artbuzz, Imagination Playground and many more at the Kids Zone on Laura St.
Presents a new food menu, craft-beer specials and a delectable wine list.
Listen to live music by Renee is a Zombie, Sweet Babies, Jesse Montoya and Garden of Stephen starting at 8 p.m.
Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cash bar.
Rock out to live music by Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at foryourfriends.net.
Get groovy with live performances by Dialectable Beats, Lime Charlie and Delta Wolfe, starting at 8 p.m.
Presents Mainstage, Jacksonville's premier electronic dance-music venue with world-renowned DJs playing every week.
Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening, also featuring belly-dancing performances.
Hosts a mid-week hoedown with live music by The Firewater Tent Revival.
Hosts Jax Camera Club for an open competition with juror Craig Moore of Southlight Gallery. See a mix of landscapes, portraits, nature and more.
Hosts The Lyricist Live, “Indie-pendence day cipher,” by musician Mal Jones from 5-9 p.m.
Open 5-10 p.m., check out mixed-media artwork by Bronwen Chandler, Lisa Page and Glass Wonderland while you indulge in food and drink specials.
Presents Art Walk After Dark 8 p.m. until close showcasing Artist of Month Leilani Leo and her Marilyn Monroe collection, "Some Like it Hot." Plus, show off your karaoke and Texas Hold'em Poker skills while you enjoy $4 local craft draughts all night.
Hosts “Upstart Entertainment and Record Pool's Infamous Artist Meet & Greet,” featuring live performances and listening stations.
Visit JSO's info booth in Hemming Park to learn about their special operations teams, academy recruitment, public safety info, tips on staying up-to-date on their initiatives and more.
Each month, Art Walk headquarters at Hemming Park 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 LAZ 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 and 2014, the First Wednesday Art Walk is an art extravaganza 11 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 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 Hana Ashchi at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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