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 Hana Ashchi at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
Celebrate Back to School the smART way by coming out to the3rd annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com. Enjoy live music, dance performances, chalk art, kids activities and kid-focused vendors on Laura St. Plus, don’t forget about all of the local artists, food vendors and 55+ participating venues.
Back to School SmARTs Vendors and Performers:
First Coast School of Music, Dazzling Diamonds Dance Company, SaltWater Cowgirls, Integrative Health and Allergy Center, M.Power Tutoring, Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency, Foundation for Excellence in Education, The First Tee of North Florida, MOSH, Jax Kids Mural Festival, Grace Conservatory, MyGym, Jax Armada FC, Youth Crisis Center, Children's Home Society and more!
Celebrate Back to School the smART way by coming out to the3rd annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com. Enjoy live music, dance performances, chalk artists, kids activities and kid-focused vendors on Laura St. Plus, don’t forget about all of the local artists, food vendors and 55+ participating venues.
Presents the Front Porch at Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy a beer garden, oversized games, local artisans, food trucks, two music stages with live music by Ryan Crary from 5-10 p.m. and more. Plus, enjoy the kick off of the Art Walk After Party in the courtyard featuring drink specials and live music by Radio Love from 8 p.m. to midnight.
In the Regions Bank parking lot, enjoy delicious food by Best Burgers Jax, Funkadelic Food Truck, Latin Soul Grill, F3rd Food Truck, HapaLi and Muzzi's Madhouse. Plus, enjoy live music by Ego Killers DJ.
Presents art by Amber Bailey, plus other guest artists including Amber Angeloni, Stephen Dunn, Linda Milam, Mary O. Smith and Raquel Tripp.
Sip on cocktails and listen to live music with the Ramona Quimby Trio at Downtown’s original lounge (no cover).
Hosts guest artist Meghna Ailawadhi from 5-8 p.m.
Unleash your inner artist by making your own personalized spin art! Enjoy cocktails and browse an array of artwork and jewelry while your children make painted pasta jewelry.
Jump into summer on the Atomic Bungie Trampoline or roll the dice with Victory Casino. Enjoy local art by Leon Bradley, Roosevelt Watson, Aly Cat and more! Enter in a drawing with FSCJ Artist Series for a chance to win tickets to their upcoming show.
Tour the Florida Theatre at Art Walk with backstage tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Limit 30 guests per tour. Plus, enter to win tickets to an upcoming show.
Hosts Bikes & Cigars Nite and a Back 2 School Supply Drive. Donate school supplies and get a free Cuban Round Cigar or 2-4-1 cocktails.
Celebrate the library’s new website with activities like 3D printing, children's crafts and more starting at 6 p.m. Also, the 303 Lounge will have a launch ceremony and live music from Chase Fouraker.
Check out Peterbrooke’s newest location on Laura Street and try their new gelato, a cappuccino or a few of their famous chocolate treats!
Get creative with One Voice and Super Food by decorating windows of personal hopes and thoughts of Jacksonville.
Stop by folkfood for fresh southern coastal grub and paintings by Mac Truque.
Cool down with a delicious brownie topped with ice cream. It’s the perfect addition to your summer in #DTJax.
Check out featured artist, William Garcia. Also, visit the upstairs studio at the corner of Hogan and Monroe to check out abstract expressionist paintings by Rob Middleton.
Check out YMCA facilities that accommodate both employees and community members, plus learn more about the new Winston YMCA opening in late August.
Hosts artist of the month, Kristen Toucey, plus free poker, karaoke, a back patio dance party with DJ Man Darino and drink specials throughout the night!
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, 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 or to download the Art Walk Sponsorship Kit, click here. For more information on becoming a sponsor or to download a sponsorship kit for our 4th Annual Oktoberfest in October, 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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