Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday May 2, 5-9 p.m.

Theme: Crossing Bridges with the Jacksonville Symphony

Art Walk Map

2018 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)

Jun. 6 – 5th Annual Bold City Brewery's Summer Sizzle
Aug. 1 – 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs
Sept. 5 – Dog Days of Summer (Pet Walk)
Oct. 3 – 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk
Nov. 7 – Salute to Service
Dec. 5 – The Spirit of Giving

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Enjoy live, acoustic performances by Velour on the Café Stage throughout the night.

Arts Market • Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Automotive Fine Art, The Bead Bowl, Chaos Lights, Gentle Giant Fine Art, JPat Artwork, Kram Kran Photo, Lemoree, mochi + bella, Pandora's Boxes, The Pen Crafter, Stenotab Handmade, Thestraldust Designs and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations:ACLU of Florida, B You Nique Boutique, Cathedral Arts Project, Family Support Services, Florida Theatre’s First A.C.T., Generation You Employed, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, NextGen America, Project A.W.A.R.E, Section 904, Velour and WellCare Health Plans.

Family Fun • Experience Yoga @ Art Walk taught by Elaina Collins at 6 and 7 p.m. Plus, enjoy activities by My Gym, face painting by Art by Aimes, children’s author Haley Marguerite and grab a treat at The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pop.

The Pavilion • Enjoy tropical pina coladas, delicious pizzas by Humble Wood Fire and 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. 

Jacksonville Symphony Stages • Enjoy live performances by the Jacksonville Symphony throughout the evening at three exclusive locations. Pick up a passport and attend all three spots for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming performance! Visit these participating venues:

-Candy Apple Café & Cocktails – Jacksonville Symphony Bass Quintet at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. -Jacksonville Main Library – Jacksonville Symphony Woodwind Quintet at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Jax Makerspace. -MOCA Jacksonville – Jacksonville Symphony Double Bass Quartet at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. in the Atrium.

Produced by Downtown Vision, Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. On average, 8,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to discover more than 30 participating venues including art & cultural 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.


  • 8+ Art & Culture Venues
  • 15+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
  • 13+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 11+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
  • 33+ 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





Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts












Recycled Art

Recycled Art

  • MacMaddie's Repurposed Design







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 Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa 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


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

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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 14 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, 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 Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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