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, 8,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Events Manager Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to Dance your heART out this month at Art Walk. Throughout the night, visit the artist market and shop local, indulge in culinary treats and bring the entire family to the heart of Jacksonville.
Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Enjoy live performances by The Jewelry Box Society, Melodic Stepping Experience and DJ Monsta beginning at 5 p.m. on the Main Stage. New this month, experience Yoga @ Art Walk taught by Elaina Collins featuring fun, interactive classes for all levels!
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Automotive Fine Art, Frederick Imhoff, FLAquatic Art, Jpat Artwork, Kram Kran Photo, MacMaddie’s Repurposed Design, Pandora's Boxes, The Pen Crafter, Stenotab Handmade, Steven Teller Arts, Tangled Jewelry and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors: American Pharmacists Association at UF, B You Nique Fashion Boutique, Crossroads Magic, Jacksonville Jaycees, Jacksonville Science Festival, Jacksonville University, Mind Over Music Movement, MOSH, My Gym, NextGen America, One Blood Donation, Relentless Concessions, Staywell, SVR Realty and Watchful Wings.
Stop by and view Inside Out, a visual journey through mental illness, created by the organization I Still Matter, and marks the launch of a partnership between The 5 & Dime and Yellow House. Plus, learn more about the upcoming production, The Walls, opening February 16th.
View artwork by featured guest artist and catch Monumental, on exhibit from January 11 through March 2 at the ANNEX, a new TAC location at the Landing.
Don’t miss the release of the unique, limited edition Avant Gardener brew made in honor of the Cummer Gardens. The free keg tapping begins at 5 p.m. with a portion of the beer sales going directly to the Garden Reconstruction Fund.
Don’t miss free wine tasting and happy hour from 5-8 p.m. while you enjoy live music throughout the night.
View local art by Smoke Meowt with Matt Sessions, Amethyst Prince, Chrissy Erhayel & Colby Bacon, River Rat Glass, Bruce Hughes, Mario Scott and TKS Trinket Shoppe with Teresa Morrison. Plus, live painting by Stephen Durden and more.
Sip on cocktails and listen to live music at Downtown’s original lounge (no cover).
Enjoy $5 flavored or original mimosas and choice cigars specials throughout the night.
Devour delectable food from Balu’s Surf Shack, Best Burgers Jax, Blazin Azn, Kaboom Kababs, Latin Soul Grille and Guanabana. Plus, don’t miss performances by Ace Winn, Goliath Flores and Yung Solidus beginning at 5 p.m.
Enjoy live performances by The Jewelry Box Society, Melodic Stepping Experience and DJ Monsta beginning at 5 p.m. on the Main Stage. New this month, experience Yoga @ Art Walk taught by Elaina Collins featuring fun, interactive classes for all levels!
Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!
Enjoy interactive 3D printing & art demonstrations while viewing the JAX Book Fest Poster Contest and attending the following reception in the Jax Makerspace.
View artwork by Ernie Boyette from Aviation Art Store and enjoy live music by Melodist Brynn beginning at 5 p.m. Plus, learn about the non-profit organizations that have their headquarters at the DuPont center.
Myth Nightclub presents XXCess Wednesdays featuring free entry until midnight, free wine tasting and $2 drink specials. Experience the region’s best artists, dancers, performers and DJs.
Located at 1 Adams St. West, enjoy live music by Nickname, a conversational zine created by writer Hurley Winkler and visual artist Aysha Miskin, Avant Music and more presented by The Cultural Council. A full list of exhibitors can be found at culturalcouncil.org.
Visit the new location at the Wells Fargo Building in suite 113! View artwork by featured artists from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy live performances by Rhythm and Flow beginning at 6 p.m.
Enjoy an extended food-and-drink happy hour and a half-off kids menu until 7 p.m. Grab a glass of the special Art Walk Punch for $5.
Check out Yes You Canvas with David Durett and FSCJ Artist Series performance Amanda Faye with a chance to win tickets to a Broadway performance! Plus, take advantage of free samples from Hyperion Brewing Company while you enjoy local art by Aly Cat, Coolery Jewelry, Ramta Dhir, Rhashid Dukes, Body & Soul, Patrick Winterbourne, Anthony Danes & Misty Prince, Traveler Emporium and Nagami Arts.
Enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and check out the pop-up shop featuring Jennifer Mims from 5-9 p.m., followed by live performances by The Rub.
View artwork by Orlando artist & illustrator, Chris Sellen, who will be doing live screen-printing. Plus, stock up on vintage finds, specialty tees and artisan jewelry.
Enjoy belly-dancing performances while you savor food and drink specials throughout the evening.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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