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 Art Walk manager Ari Sinudom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
Gear up for Back to School at Art Walk with Fun 4 First Coast Kids! Taste free samples of Elmhurst nut milks, and cool down with a gourmet Hyppo popsicle. Check out our Back to School vendors: Don't Miss a Beat, Royal Rebel Youth Association, Renaissance Youth, Players by the Sea, Children's Home Society of Florida, Children's Chorus, Jacksonville IceMen, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Florida Theatre First ACT, Eaton Piano Studio, MyGym Jacksonville, Earth Fare, Jackie Green Divorce Attorney, Farah and Farah, OneBlood, Staywell, Conner's A-Maize-ing Acres, LeafFilter North Florida and Jade's Flower Cotton Candy.
Features live performances, The Hyppo popsicles, local artists and businesses and Humble Wood Fire Pizza.
Hang out at #FrontPorchJax and enjoy our local artisans, a beer garden, over-sized games, food trucks and more.
Visit the Jax Makerspace’s newest exhibit, “Survive to Thrive: Life Beyond Sexual Violence” with music by DJ Al Pete. View a special edition of The Lyricist Live with Mal Jones in the lounge, and plenty of crafts and activities in the lobby.
Browse current exhibits including Gabriel Dave’s Project Atrium: Plexus No. 38. while enjoying free admission until 9 p.m. From 5-8 p.m., get creative during Art Fusion with inspiration from current exhibits in the gallery. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at NOLA MOCA, located inside of MOCA.
Exhibit the gallery’s Summer Wall featuring past members, the UNF Summer Art Show and special guest Jerry. N. Uelsmann.
Enjoy an extended food-and-drink happy hour and half-off kids’ menu until 7 p.m. Grab a glass of their special Art Walk Punch for $5.
Devour delectable food from Rocco’s Pizzeria, Delish Kebabs, Hapa Li, Pita Boss, Best Burgers Jax and Guana Bana.
Check out Intertwined Mixed Media by Nadia Ramoutar and Wood Design by Ryan McNair. Make use of free HIV testing from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy free live music by 4-time Grammy-winning Trae Pierce & The T-Stones, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
Join the underground alley bass party with a free show at 9 p.m. by MZG, Lurk City, Man Darino, Aftercities and Xoff.
Myth Nightclub presents XXCess Wednesdays - an Art Walk After Dark ladies night featuring free entry until midnight, free wine tasting and $2 drink specials. Experience the region’s best artists, dancers, performers and DJ’s in an atmosphere unmatched in the Jacksonville area.
Enjoy $20 all you can drink wine and appetizers from 5-8 p.m. Park at RCBC and ride the Skyway from the San Marco station to Hemming Park for free!
Enjoy live music from 5:30-10 p.m. with Mal Jones during “The Lyricist Live”.
Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy belly-dancing performances while you savor food and drink specials throughout the evening.
Sip on cocktails and listen to live music at Downtown’s original lounge (no cover).
Features four food trucks, music and beer. Check out Downtown’s first food truck court on the corner of Hogan and Sister Cities streets.
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.
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, 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.
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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