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 Plaza, street performers and live music.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Liz Grebe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
This month, Art Walk is going green in celebration of Earth Day. Venues, including Hemming Plaza, will feature Earth-friendly and Earth-inspired artwork and organizations.
Features live music by Crescendo Amelia Big Band and Paul Mitchell’s “Trashy to Classy” recycled fashion show 6:30-8 p.m., plus a variety of eco-friendly artists and organizations. Grab your bike, and join the Street Art Bike Scavenger Hunt presented by Bike Jax at 6:30 p.m, plus performances by Braided Light Dance Project at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a Silent Disco between Monroe and Duval streets presented by DJ Vlad the Inhaler and Swannee Music Park from 6-9 p.m. plus performances by Braided Light Dance Project at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Features artist Ryan Boulware’s art exhibit made of salvaged materials.
Features a Tom Ford Trunk Show, coffee growers with organic gourmet coffee from Kenya and live music by guitarist CJ Flarety.
Features photography of Shutter Soul, an all-female collective in North Florida, featuring pieces of landscape and street photography. Plus, check out the studio’s photo booth.
Hosts painter Jordan Justice and upcycle accessories by Carlos.
New location. Enjoy natural foods from local fresh-food producers.
Hosts “Art by Words,” a night of poetry with open mic at 7 p.m and a cereal box drive for local schools.
Enjoy live music by Billy Buchanan at 6 p.m. and The Groove Coalition from 7-9 p.m.. Plus, paint and wine a little with Paint Night. Reservations must be made.
Channel your inner thespian with Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s middle school drama club beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Jacksonville Suns baseball team as it kicks off the upcoming season from 5-9 p.m. Meet the players at 7 p.m., enjoy live music by Krackaa Jax, drink specials, giveaways and more.
Hosts the Local Creatives Bazaar with a variety of local artists.
Enjoy three Looking Lab exhibits Art Walk night. Exhibit B: Spaceshifts (City Hall) will feature an 8 p.m. performance from JU dance students. Exhibit C: LIVE/WORK (47 W. Adams St.) will also be open, a performance and installation within a storefront window furnished to look like an artist’s live/work studio. Also, stop by Exhibit A: Zebra Longwing (107 E. Bay St.). More info: www.lookinglabjax.com
Each month, Art Walk headquarters at Hemming Plaza 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.
Downtown Jacksonville offers several parking options, including garages, lots and meters.
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 2011, and “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 nine years and counting.With an average of 6,000 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.
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Download the Art Walk Sponsorship Kit here.
For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.’s Art Walk manager Liz Grebe at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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