Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational 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. We estimate that, on average, 10,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Ari Sinudom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
ImagiNATURE is a multi-disciplinary arts festival and installation honoring the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, made possible by grants to the Jacksonville Symphony from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Downtown Investment Authority. Enjoy a performance by the complete Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Piotr Szewczyk’s composition, St. Augustine Suite plus, art presentations by Will Dickey and David Montgomery, an art installation from Museum of Science & History, performance by Mal Jones and the unveiling of artist Kathy Stark’s interpretive signs of National Parks in North Florida.
Features ImagiNATURE festival and art installation, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, an installation from Museum of Science & History, VIP area and more.
Devour some delectable food from Fusion Food Truck, Rocco’s Pizza, Son of a Butcher, Funkadelic Food Truck, Mother Truckin’ Pizza and GuanaBana Ice Pops.
Experience live music, interactive games, artisans, The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck and more. Make sure to check out the unveiling of the #LandingWalls mural.
View Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS performances at 7 and 8 p.m., and take advantage of free HIV testing and AIDS panels. Gallery photography by Andrew Carroll.
View the “Altered Objects,” “Jovian Treasures,” Tony Auippy and Teen Art Contest exhibits. Be sure to check out craft, tech, and performance activities for all ages on the first floor of the library until 8:30 p.m.
From 5-8 p.m., get creative during Art Fusion with inspiration by current exhibits in the gallery.
Experience the magic of Jacksonville’s historic venue with a backstage tour at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Don’t forget to wish the theatre a happy birthday; it’s celebrating 90 years of entertainment this year!
View the gallery’s newest exhibits, including “more than this” and “The Crucifixion of Self.”
Experience a mini-art greetings art show by Art Farm Collectibles and more.
Features four food trucks, music and beer. Check out Downtown’s first food truck court on the corner of Hogan and Sister Cities streets.
Enjoy Art Walk After Dark with music by electronic artists Easybaked, Lurk City, Man Darino, Chadude and Aftercities.
Get your funk on with Ajeva, Roxy Roca and more starting at 7:30 p.m.
Presents XXCess Wednesdays - An Art Walk After Dark Ladies Night featuring free entry until midnight, free wine tasting and $2 drink specials. Experience the region’s best artists, dancers, performers and DJs in an atmosphere unmatched in the Jacksonville area.
Enjoy $20 all you can drink wine and appetizers from 5-8 p.m. Park at RCBC and ride the Skyway from the San Marco station to Hemming Park for free!
Enjoy live music from 5:30-10 p.m. with Mal Jones during “The Lyricist Live”.
Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-9 p.m.
Open late with craft beer, gourmet comfort food and music from Dialectable Beats and Infader in the outdoor beer garden.
Enjoy belly-dancing performances while you savor food and drink specials throughout the evening.
Sip on cocktails and listen to live music at Downtown’s original lounge (no cover).
Presents Arcade Jax with free vintage video games from 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
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.
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 Elite Parking Services 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 Park? 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 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 13 years and counting. With an average of 10,000+ 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 2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Kit.
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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