Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 blocks that includes more than 50 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Park, street performers and live music.
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Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to Dance your HeART out this month at the First Wednesday Art Walk. Throughout the night, enjoy the beer village with live music on the Hemming Park main stage by Spice & The Po Boys and RadioLove on the Hemming Café Stage. Clap your hands as you rock out in a silent disco on Laura Street, enjoy belly dancing, swing dance and a jazz contemporary piece all night as you eat delicious pizza by Humble Pie and browse local handmade art and much more.
Help the American Heart Association kick off Heart Month by wearing red at Art Walk and on February 5th for National Wear Red Day.
Party like it’s 1866 this month as we celebrate 150 years of Hemming Park! Throughout the night, enjoy the beer village with live music on the main stage by Canary in the Coalmine, pizza by Humble Pie, a historic photo booth with Tin Can Photo Lounge and browse local handmade arts and crafts.
Enjoy live music by Brett Foster Duo from 6-10 p.m. on the Coca Cola Riverfront Stage, along with food trucks, vendors and live music out in the front of The Landing from 5-9 p.m.
Visit featured exhibition “Hearing What Wasn’t Said: The Music of Silent Film,” a JU College of Fine Arts project. Plus, browse art, jewelry, books and more in the MOCA gift shop.
Hosts a collection of works by local artist Leilani Leo.
Learn more about the iconic theatre with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Limit 30 guests per tour. Cash bar available. Enter to win tickets to an upcoming show at the theatre.
Enjoy a dance demonstration by Jazzercise of Fleming Island. Share the excitement and experience Victory Casino, Caricatures by Roosevelt, Henna Tattoos by Ramta Dhir, Tarot Readings by Dawn and DoTerra essential oils and Go-Kart Shopping. See works of art by Leon Bradley, Coolery Jewelry, Aly Cat and Yes You Canvas.
Features Cherokee Soap, Pride Soap Co. and Diva Sweets in the lobby.
Check out the drink specials as you listen to live music by Pleasures.
Presents “Arcade Jax” with free cover, game play and prizes.
New Location - In the Regions Bank parking lot, enjoy delicious eats from Funkadelic Food Truck, Delish Kabobs, Latin Soul Grille and more plus, live music by DJ Chill Will.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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