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, 10,000 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 email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
Help kick off summer as Bold City Brewery releases the popular Big John's Apricot Wheat Ale! Enjoy live music by Firewater Tent Revival from 6-9 p.m., 20+ local artists, delicious food and more, plus 60+ participating venues. Cool down with a delicious popsicle from The Hyppo as you start your summer off right in #DTJax!
Features ImagiNATURE festival and art installation, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, an installation from Museum of Science & History, VIP area and more.
Devour delectable food from Blazin Azn, PitaBoss, Latin Soul Grille, Delish Kebabs, Muzzi’s Madhouse, Jalapeno Truck and First Coast Snowie.
Hang out at #FrontPorchJax and enjoy local artisans, a beer garden, over-sized games, The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck and live music by Makin Sum Noise.
View Black Opal: The Art Experience presented by Zenslayfu in the art gallery. At 7:30 p.m., enjoy a performance by renowned percussionists Charlotte Mabrey and Greg Hersey.
Experience several exhibits including “Altered Objects,” “Jovian Treasures” and Thony Auippy's “Repairers of the Breach,” as well as a pallet furniture-making demo by Eco Relics and DJ Michael V. in the Lounge.
From 5-8 p.m., get creative during Art Fusion with inspiration from current exhibits in the gallery.
Experience the magic of Jacksonville’s historic venue with a backstage tour at 6 and 7 pm.
Taste a specialty porch punch topped with an exclusive Sweet Pete's Rockin' Bear gummy for $5.
Browse whimsical art pieces by Stephen Durden while listening to live music by The New Moon Ramblers. Plus, be sure to visit the array of vendors offered.
Features four food trucks, music and beer. Check out Downtown’s first food truck court on the corner of Hogan and Sister Cities streets.
Kick off Art Walk After Dark with a free show at 9 p.m. by Atlanta DJ Scales and local support by Lurk City, Man Darino and Aftercities.
Enjoy live music by Water Seed, SouLo Lyon and The Band Be Easy, all starting at 7 p.m. Free for ages 21+.
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.
Open late with craft beer, gourmet comfort food and music from Dialectable Beats and Infader in the outdoor beer garden.
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).
Presents Tech Noir, a synthwave disco starting at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Check out the newest installation “Harmonic Constituents” by Abby and Eric Hinote in the Heather Moore Community Gallery, with the opening reception from 5-8 p.m. The reception is free but prior registration is required at https://capkids.ejoinme.org/harmonicconstituents.
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 10,000+ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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