Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday April 3, 5-9 p.m.

Theme: Speak from the HeART

Art Walk Map

2019 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)


April: Speak from the HeART

May: A Journey Through Jacksonville

June:  6th Annual Bold City Brewery Summer Sizzle

July: Red, White and Blues

August: 6th Annual Back to School SmARTS

September: Pet Walk

October: Nightmare on Laura Street

November: Salute to Service

December: Spirit of Giving

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Join us at the Main Stage for an open-mic poetry session from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Then stick around for poetry by Ebony Payne-English and others from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Viktor Lazarev, The Dynasty 11, Jumping Jackalopes, Tovah 2 Creations and more. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Year Up, VyStar, the Florida Theatre, the City of Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services and more. 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.

Kid Zone @ Hemming Park • Bring the kids to participate in PNC’s Mobile Learning Experience, activities by My Gym and jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax.

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS:
Jacksonville Main Library • Jax Poetry Fest takes off with poetry performances from Ebony Payne-English, Moses West, Tonya Smart, Love Reigns and Ahynte Heard from 6-7 p.m. Then enjoy The Lyricist Live with Mal Jones from 7-8 p.m.

Southlight Gallery • View a solo exhibition by Brook Ramsey, Structured Identity by Ronald Gibbons and Lamelliforms by David Engdahl on display in the second-floor gallery. And stop by the ground-floor gallery for works by artists such as Anna Miller and Thomas Hager.

More artist and venue information TBA

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. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, JEA, VyStar, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Live Oak Construction, 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 junine@dtjax.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.

Highlights

  • 8+ Art & Culture Venues
  • 16+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
  • 14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
  • 36+ Total Stops 

Featured Venues



Hemming Park
Artists

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.

 

 

Artist List by Category

Accessories Handmade

Accessories Handmade

Clothing

Clothing

  • Tovah2Creations
  • The Dynasty 11
  • Drawing

    Drawing

    Fiber Arts

    Fiber Arts

    Jewelry

    Jewelry

     

     

    Mixed Media

    Mixed Media

    • Peskey Design Company
  • Red Beard Custom Rods
  • Stenotab Handmade
  • Global Bambini
  • Jumping Jackalopes
  • Moonchild Studio
  • Painting

    Painting

    Photography

    Photography

  • Fawn Andrea Photography
  • Kram Kan Photography
  • Recycled Art

    Recycled Art

    Sculpture

    Sculpture

  • Pottery by Peri

  • Getting Around

    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

      Parking

      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.

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    • bus

      Bus System

      The Jacksonville bus system provides an easy and efficient way to get to and from Downtown Jacksonville.

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    • skyway

      Skyway

      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.

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    • taxi

      Taxi

      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.

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    Media

    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.



    Participate

    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.

    • artists

      Artists

      Apply for a spot to display and sell your artwork at the next First Wednesday Art Walk.

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    • performers

      Performers

      Want to put on a performance at the next First Wednesday Art Walk? Find out how to apply.

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    • non-profits

      Nonprofits

      Read more information on participating as a non-profit organization at Art Walk.

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    • businesses

      Businesses

      Find out how your downtown business may be eligible to participate. Sponsorships are available.

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    • food vendors

      Food Vendors

      Food vendors are now permitted at Art Walk. Find out how you can become a vendor.

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    Getting Around

    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.


    Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

    For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.'s Event Manager Junine Castin at junine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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