Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday December 5, 5-9 p.m.

Theme: VyStar Presents: Spirit of Giving

Art Walk Map

2018 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)

Dec. 5 – The Spirit of Giving

2019 Art Walk Themes

January: Dress the pART

February: A Celebration of Black History

March: Shamrockin' Downtown

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 • Bring the kids to enjoy the North Pole play area, complete with real snow. Watch the annual Tree Lighting by Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m. And you don’t want to miss performances by the Jacksonville Symphony brass quintet, Scott Jones School of Dance, a poetry reading by Miracle Jones and more. Plus, pick up a pair of 3-D Snowflake glasses and a hot chocolate. While supplies last.

Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Takeisha Brown, Pandora's Boxes, Stenotab Handmade, The Bead Bowl, Green-Crete, Pen Crafter, Couture Jems, Darian Kirk, Jumping Jackalopes, Viktor Lazarev, Kram Kan Photo, Agave Boutique, Develins, James Allan Art, The Arts Corner, and Scattered Thoughts: My Perspective Will Make You Proud. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: VyStar, AARP, Humble Wood Fire food truck, Jax Pack, One Blood, the City of Jacksonville Neighborhood Services Office and Animal Care and Protective Services. 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.

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS: 

The 5 & Dime • View holiday performances by Off the Record at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. And tour the gallery to see Bodyscapes: The Intimate Worlds of Elaine Hoskings.

Jacksonville Landing • Enjoy the Holiday Concert and Dance Series in the Courtyard. Plus, grab a photo with Santa Claus or the 56-foot-tall holiday tree overlooking the St. Johns River. And enjoy musical performances, Christmas crafts and vendors on the Front Porch.

MOCA and NOLA MOCA • Stop by for Water + People: State of our Waters: a night of art, conversation and community. Plus, this is the last week to see Gideon Mendel: Drowning World exhibit. Come hear St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, President of the Calusa Waterkeeper Gene Gibson and others discuss the role of art in advocacy. Plus enjoy dinner and drink specials at NOLA.

Southlight Gallery • Join Nicholas McNally, Assistant Professor of Illustration at Jacksonville University, in discussion on his current exhibition, Exiles, followed by a Q&A. 

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS:

Chamblin’s Uptown • Stop by and soothe your soul with live music, local art, a cup of coffee and a good book.

Dance Trance • Visit the location on the 2nd floor inside Anytime Fitness and try out a Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.

Visit Jacksonville • Swing by and discover hand-made products, photography, and other pieces by Patrick Winterbourne, Handcrafted Wire Jewelry, Hurst Hives, Body & Soul, Dawn's Magical & Whimsical Handcrafted Pottery & Tarot Readings, Way of Life Wellness and Anthony Danes & Misty Prince.

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

Regions Bank Food Truck Village • Devour delectable food from Best Burgers Jax, HapaLi, Hazelnut Grill, Kaboom Kebabs, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Nitrogen Creamery and Island Girl. Plus, don’t miss performances by BluPrint and Limitless Group.

Super Food & Brew • Enjoy happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Experience artisan food, craft beer and wine specials all night long. Stick around for live music from 6-9 p.m. by duo Chelsey Michelle Music. And don’t miss works by featured artist Yaanco.

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS

1904 Music Hall • Enjoy live music by Every Time I Die, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Vein from 6-11 p.m.

Myth Nightclub • Enjoy Silent Disco, featuring over a dozen DJ's on four different channels, artists, vendors, performances, plus food and specials all night long.

The Volstead • Celebrate the 85th anniversary of Repeal Day with drink specials, dapper attire, swing lessons by Bold City Swing from 7:30-8 p.m., live music by the Raisin Cake Orchestra, costume contests and more.

BY THE NUMBERS:
9+ Art & Culture Venues

13+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
11+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
30+ 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, Regions Bank, Chamblin’s Uptown, 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

Drawing

Drawing

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

Mixed Media

Mixed Media

  • One of a Find
  • Painting

    Painting

    Photography

    Photography

  • Fawn Andrea Photography
  • Recycled Art

    Recycled Art

    Sculpture

    Sculpture


    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.

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      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

      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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    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.

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      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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