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.
Bundle up and bring your shopping bags for this Winter Wonderland of an Art Walk in celebration of the holiday season. Enjoy a "snowy" Laura Street, arts and crafts, and seasonal beverages for both kids and adults. Plus, shop local art for gift-giving as you indulge in sweet winter treats and listen to live holidays tunes. Be sure to invite your friends - the more the merrier as we ring in the holidays Downtown!
Get into the holiday spirit starting with a Winter Wonderland on Laura Street including a snow slide, hot chocolate, cookie decorating and other arts and crafts. Support local art and businesses when you buy gifts for the holidays. Listen to the seasonal tunes coming from the Tuba Christmas players from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by the Ritz Vocal and Sound Performers from 7-9 p.m.
Learn about the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Spark Grant program as you stroll through the 2014 Spark Grant winners. Enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Deformance Art and the beats of The Lyricist Live by Mal Jones.
New Location- Hosts a porch party with drink specials, co-hosted by One Spark, launching the Sweet Pete's One Spark Bar with live music by The Dalton Stanley Band.
Hosts live holiday music performed by local schools, dance groups and churches plus a festive tree light show from 6 – 9 p.m.
New Location – Enjoy a Holiday Open House with tours of the newly renovated historic building, plus crafts, a raffle, holiday music, drinks and treats.
Features guest artist Jolene DuBray, artwork by Book Studies, UNF Camera Club's Juried Exhibit and an acoustic performance by Lawless Hearts.
Presents a new and improved gallery space on Hogan Street featuring 18 local artists, 11 studio artists and handmade Christmas decorations.
From 6-9 p.m., enjoy hot cider drinks, artwork by UNF ArtSpace: Urban Spaces; The One Show: Sebastian Pierre; limited-edition holiday cards and live music by Jarell Harris.
Open 5-10 p.m., check out mixed-media artwork by Jolie Schlieper, Olivia Goksel and Francesca Spiaggi plus food and drink specials.
Enjoy holiday shopping, arts and crafts for kids, festive treats and pictures with Frosty the Snowman.
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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