Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday May 1, 5-9 p.m.

Theme: Journey Through Jacksonville

Art Walk Map

2019 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)

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 in Hemming Park to enjoy live music from Sweet as Folk, Shifty Gears, Old Dawgs New Trixx, Anne Mckennon & Wingo Johnson.

Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Global Bambini, Let’s Paint Our Town, Moonchild Studio, Tovah 2 Creations, The Turtle Guy and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, Daniel Kids, MLG and Pet Wants. 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 enjoy magic by Crossroads Magic, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and games. Plus, check out Meredith Mae Mason from 6-8 p.m. at the Kids Zone.


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.


Chamblin’s Uptown • Browse 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.

Visit Jacksonville • Swing by and discover hand-made products and other pieces by Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince, Dawn’s Magical & Whimsical Fairy Items, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelery, Hurst Hives, Way of Life Wellness and Pixel Ken.

Hollywood Cuts Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.


Bellwether • Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.

Regions Bank Food Truck Valley • Devour delectable food from Manny’s Cuban Food Truck, Balu’s Surf Shack, Mr. Potato Spread, Best Burger’s Jax, Fusion, Honey Dripper House and Wurstbursters. Plus, don’t miss a performance by Let’s Ride Brass Band from 6-8 p.m.

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 amazing live music set from 6-9pm with the talented Chelsey Michelle Duo.  We also have a great art exhibit featuring Yaanco with unique works on display throughout our venue.  Definitely the spot to check out during Art Walk!


1904 Music Hall • Check out live music from Bret Bollinger & The Bad Habits (of Pepper), Resinated and more from 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Myth Nightclub • Don’t miss out on Silent Disco featuring over a dozen DJs on five different music channels, artists, dance performances and specials all night long.

The Volstead • Enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and live music from the Raisin Cake Orchestra.

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 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

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


  • 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

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



  • Tovah2Creations
  • The Dynasty 11
  • Drawing


    Fiber Arts

    Fiber Arts





    Mixed Media

    Mixed Media

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




  • Fawn Andrea Photography
  • Kram Kan Photography
  • Recycled Art

    Recycled Art



  • 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 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 System

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

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    • 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


      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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    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, 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 or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.

    • artists


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

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    • 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


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    • 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 or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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