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 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.
Fall in love with the Downtown arts scene this Art Walk, featuring Valentine's Day fun for couples, singles and kids of all ages. Share a brew in Hemming Park with your sweetie or friends, enjoy “The Art Walk Cabaret” drag shows, pamper yourself with free makeup tutorials, feel the love at our celebrity hugging booth and participate in art projects, including crafting handmade Valentines. We'd <3 you to join us!
Fall in love with Downtown as you browse local art and enjoy a brew. Enjoy “The Art Walk Cabaret” presented by Karissa Wade: two free drag shows at 6:30 (PG-13) and 8 p.m (R). Plus, help create a mosaic masterpiece with Roux Arts’ Street Pipes Mobile Mosaic, indulge in a slice or two from Humble Pie. On Laura Street, receive free makeup tutorials by Daniel James Salon, create your own Valentine with your sweetie, and hug it out with a Sharks arena football player at our celebrity-hugging booth.
New location- Enjoy the newest addition to Downtown’s fitness scene, as the instructors offer free spin classes every 30 minutes at the corner of Laura and Forsyth streets from 5-8 p.m.
Help Southlight solve this riddle: "What is this ridiculous obsession with love?" The top 10 responses on Southlight Gallery’s Facebook page receive complimentary wine from 6-9 p.m. Also, The Natural Body Spa and Shop hosts free chair massages as you enjoy live music by Akia Uwanda.
Hosts free face painting and Valentine crafts while you view artwork by local artists.
Learn about the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Spark Grant program as you stroll through the Florida Blue 2014 Spark Grantees. Enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, Deformance Art and musician Mal Jones presenting The Lyricist Live, “The February Freestyle Dilla Edition.”
Hosts Scrap Sacks by Sami, featuring recycled fabric accessories.
Hosts the opening reception for "Look & Sea," an exhibition of artwork by Dana Fawn and Jerri Roszak.
Enjoy a free tour at 6, 7 or 8 p.m. to learn more about the iconic Downtown landmark and cultural venue. Also, enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Brent Byrd.
Features cigar and drink specials. Plus, enjoy romance-inspired music.
Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening, while watching belly-dancing performances.
Presents photography by Jolie Schlieper and light refreshments.
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 Plaza? 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 Art Walk" in Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2014 and 2011 as well as “Best Place to Meet New People” and “Best Artsy Event” in Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jax 2012, 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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