2018 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)
Nov. 7 – Salute to Service
Dec. 5 – The Spirit of Giving
2019 Themes Coming Soon
Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Enjoy a performance by the Navy Band Southeast from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Plus, stop by the Lower Bowl to to sample brews in the Jax Beer Festival. Military members drink a discount. And don’t miss performances by Dia de los Muertos throughout the night.
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Kram Kan Photo, Art by Joe and Gerry, Takeisha Brown, Viktor Lazarev, Jumping Jackalopes, Chaos Lights, Pandoar's Boxes, MacMaddie’s Repurposed Designs, Palm and Soul Beads, Fawn Owens Photography, The Bead Bowl, Dzialoski Designs and Celestial Creations, Lemoree, Stenotab Handmade and Nani Mana Bracelets. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Year Up, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Animal Care and Protective Services, IBEW 2358, Florida Falun Dafa Association, OneBlood, Vystar Credit Union and WellCare Health Plans. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
Jax Beer Week in Hemming: Get your taste buds ready and visit the Jax Beer Festival at Art Walk. Sample brews from companies like Aardwolf, Atlantic Beach, Bottlenose, Engine 15, Hyperion, Intuition Ale Works, Southern Swells and Wicked Barley.
3rd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration on Laura Street: Enjoy dance performances, face paintings and celebrate Dia de los Muertos right at Art Walk!
Kid Zone on Laura Street • Test your skills in video game truck by Game Truck. Plus enjoy a magic show by Crossroads Magic. Also, let the kids enjoy bounce houses
ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS:
The Art Center Cooperative • Come meet Jef Taylor, our November Featured Artist at our main gallery in The Landing. We will also have our show gallery, "The Annex" open displaying the entries from our newest show - "Corners"
Jacksonville Main Library • Join us for the opening of Ties and Knots: Weaving narratives of northeast Florida. Opening remarks will be at 6:30 and the Florida Ballet will perform at 7pm. Live jazz music will be featured throughout the evening. Also, check out the award-winning, student-made documentary Astronaut Starbright. Screenings are at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
MOCA Jacksonville and NOLA MOCA • Participate in Art Fusion each First Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Join an educator in one of the fifth-floor classrooms to make an original work of art while learning about the artist who inspired the project. Admission to MOCA is free during Art Walk.
Southlight Gallery • Enjoy live music and artwork by a featured artist from 5-8 p.m.
Chamblin’s Uptown • View works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.
Dance Trance • Visit the 2nd floor location inside Anytime Fitness and try out a Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.
The Jacksonville Landing • Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!
Visit Jacksonville • Swing by and discover hand-made products, photography, and other pieces by Fairy Items by Dawn, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewlery, Hurst Honey & Handcrafted Natural Candles, Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince and Way of Life Wellness.
20West Café • Learn more about the FSCJ International Club at 20 West. This is a unique club that celebrates diversity and welcomes members from across the globe. Participants can accrue leadership and professional skills, while taking advantage of volunteer opportunities.
Regions Bank Food Truck Village • Devour delectable food from Blazin Azn, Balu’s Surf Shack, Son of a Butcher, Latin Soul Grille, First Coast Snowie and Delish Kebabs. Plus, don’t miss performances by BluPrint and Limitless Group.
Super Food & Brew • Super Food and Brew
Experience tasty artisan food paired with great craft beer and wine specials all night long. Join us for Happy Hour from 3-6pm with $4 drafts and $3 house wines. Stick around for an amazing live music set from 6-9pm with the talented duo Chelsey Michelle Music. Definitely the spot to check out during Art Walk!
AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS
Breezy Jazz Club • Don’t miss free wine tasting and happy hour from 5-8 p.m. and live music throughout the night.
Myth Nightclub • Myth Nightclub Presents it's Monthly "Silent Disco Artwalk After Dark Event"! Featuring over a dozen DJ's on 4 different channels, several artist vendors, dance performances, and great food and drink specials all night long for everyone in the house! An experience not to be missed!
The Volstead • Volstead is doing Happy hour from 4-7pm, live music from 9pm-12am by Fun Sick Phony and service industry night specials 10pm-2am.
BY THE NUMBERS:
8+ Art & Culture Venues
16+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
36+ Total Stops
PARKING: Free street parking after 6 p.m. The Downtown Garage at Adams and Clay streets offers free, covered parking Art Walk night, courtesy of Elite Parking Services. (Enter on Clay Street.) Or park and ride the Skyway, running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk night.
MORE INFORMATION: Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at iloveartwalk.com. Full Art Walk After Dark information is available at theelbowjax.com. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: VyStar, Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, X 106.5, Hot 99.5 and Easy 102.9. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, email Junine at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Downtown Vision
Downtown Vision is a not-for-profit organization revitalizing Downtown through clean and safe initiatives, experience creation, marketing and information management. Created by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing Downtown property owners, DVI administers a 90-block Business Improvement District. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.com.
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. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Events Manager Junine Castin at Junine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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Awarded the "Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence" in 2017 by the International Downtown Association; 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 15 years and counting. With an average of 5,000+ 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 2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Kit.
For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.'s Event Manager Junine Castin at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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