Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019 | 5-9 p.m.

Theme: Nightmare on Laura Street

Art Walk Map

2019 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)

October: Nightmare on Laura Street

November: Salute to Service

December: Spirit of Giving

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues



Main Stage Join us for a live musical performance by Groove Coalition from 5-7 p.m. followed by Let's Ride Brass Band from 7:15-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience!

Browse artwork • ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, The Bead Guy, Moises Ramos Fine Art, Tovah 2 Creations, Diana Augustine Fine Art, Moonchild Studio, ShopNetty, Boho Babie Jewelry, Pranalscreations, Flor de Sol, C.D. Snowden, Viktor Lazarev Arts, Melted Records Artform, Cliff Green Illustrations, Uniquewoodworks, Day1DayDreamer, Lowe Key Design, River Dana, Jillie Makes.

Don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, Hispanic Culture Film Festival, Word Revolt Art Gallery, QuiltFest Jacksonville, Ministry of Reconciliation, IMPACT Christian Academy, Youth Block Party, Planned Parenthood of NEFL & SEFL, Crossroads Magic.

Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments courtesy of Ancient City Brewing.


Bring the kids to enjoy a game of GAGA Ball by GAGA Galaxy, activities by My Gym, free faceprinting by JMarie Arts and jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax.


Enjoy southern cuisine at Breezy Jazz Club, spicy Carribean options from De Real Ting along with a musical performance from Special Formula, freshly made Mediterranean cuisine 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!


Jacksonville Main Library • Start on the ground floor with the Green Marketplace hosted in conjunction with the North Florid Green Chamber of Commerce to highlight local “green” businesses. Then head to the 2nd and 3rd floors to attend the opening reception of From Here to Jacksonville featuring photographer River Dana.

MOCA • Grab a drink from the Marilyn Bar and view the new exhibit on display, A Moment in Beijing: Su Xinping, Weng Yunpeng and Jizi, featuring Chinese contemporary art.

Southlight Gallery • Don’t miss the last viewing of the exhibit The Three Graces by artists Nancy R. Schultz, Nofa Dixon and Dee Roberts. And enjoy the expansive and expressive canvases of M.J. Hinson and wood sculpted Lamelliforms by David Engdahl.

And view more works on the 2nd floor of the Hemming Plaza Jewelers. Admission is free on Art Walk nights. 


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 by Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelry, Digital Art by Rhashid, Body & Soul, Anthony Danes & Misty Prince, Tea Nation, Pixelken, The Art Corner, Aida Calderon and K’s Got You Covered. And enjoy live music with local musician Bethany Stockdale!

Hollywood Cuts • Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.

And stop by Wolf & Cub Boutique, Holiday Salon & Apothecary and Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more. 


Bellwether • Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.

Sweet Pete Candy Co. • Head upstairs to Pete’s Creamery for a Root Beer Float or a Triple Fudge Sundae. And on Duval Day, be on the look out for Jags colored hand pulled lollipops and a special Duval Dessert.

Super Food and Brew • Enjoy happy hour from 3-6 p.m. with $4 drafts and $3 wine. Stick around to enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. featuring artist Chelsey Michelle Duo, the ongoing art exhibit featuring Caroline Preston and Stephen Durden and live art demonstrations.

Vagabond Coffee Co & Bodega • Discover DTJax's newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea, a market featuring local up-cyclers, antique sellers and more.

Burrito Gallery • Grab a bite and enjoy a musical performance by Full Moon Folk from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

And check out these eateries for more delicious options: Bay St. Bar and Grill, Cowford Chophouse, Peterbrooke Chocolatier and Spliff’s Gastropub.


1904 Music Hall • Celebrate Duval with live music by local artists Whole Wheat Bread, Evergreen Terrace, Rob Roy, Swordz, Universal Green and more. Advanced tickets are on sale for $9.04. Doors open at 5 p.m. music begins at 6 p.m.

Myth Nightclub • Get your groove on at Silent Disco Neon Garden! edition featuring over a dozen DJs on five different music channels, artists, dance performances and specials all night long.

The Volstead • Enjoy $9.04 cocktails all night long and live music by The Junco Royals from 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Bold City Brewery • Listen to live music by Jay Live acoustic tunes from 6-9 p.m. and try Wobbly Water Teal Pineapple Seltzer to get into the Jags spirit!

The party doesn't stop at Breezy Jazz Club, 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 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 Haley Tinkle at


  • 4+ Art & Culture Venues
  • 14+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
  • 12+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
  • 28+ Total Stops 

Featured Venues

Hemming Park

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

Accessories Handmade

Accessories Handmade

  • Baliliving86
  • Flor de Sol Boutique
  • Clothing


  • Tovah2Creations
  • Drawing


  • Word Revolt
  • Fiber Arts

    Fiber Arts



  • The Bead Guy
  • Boho Babie Brand Lifestyle
  • Pransolcreations
  • Mixed Media

    Mixed Media

  • Alternate Bazaar Art
  • The Bead Bowl
  • Day1DayDreamer
  • Jillie Makes
  • Lowe Key Design
  • Painting


  • Cliff Green Illustrations
  • Diana Augustine Art
  • Moises Ramos Fine Art
  • Viktor Lazarev Arts
  • Photography


  • C.D. Snowden
  • River Dana
  • Recycled Art

    Recycled Art

    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.

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      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


      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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      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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    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, where you will find Art Walk rules and regulations, FAQs and applications. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Haley Tinkle at or call 904-634-0303, ext. 1222.

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

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    • performers


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

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    • non-profits


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    • 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 vendor.

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    Getting Around

    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 2019 Sponsorship Kit.

    Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

    For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, Katherine Hardwick at or call 904-634-0303, ext. 1230
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