Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 blocks that includes more than 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Park, street performers and live music.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
'Nacho' average fiesta! Grab your sombrero for an art-tastic twist on Cinco de Mayo. Get into the spirit(s) with tequila, piña coladas and cerveza while you shake your maracas to live music by The Chris Thomas Band. The Jalapeño Truck and Latin Soul Grille bring the heat with spicy bites, and Dance Salsa Jax will help you burn the calories with a few hot moves. Plus, what's a party without a game of giant Jenga or beer pong? Olé!
Olé! Salsa your way Downtown this month for a fiesta you’ll never forget. Shake your maracas during live music by The Chris Thomas Band on the main stage, while sippin’ some delicious brews. Plus, play a game or two of giant Jenga or beer pong; feed your fiery appetite with food from The Jalapeño Truck or Latin Soul Grille; enjoy tunes by Brad & Sadie in Hemming Café and learn a few salsa moves from Dance Salsa Jax.
Presented by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville funded by the Florida Blue SPARK Grant.
Jam to live music by the Ego Killers DJ as you enjoy food and drink specials.
Visit Downtown’s purveyor of fine spirits, vintage cocktails and new classics. Open until 2 a.m.
Presents “Cigar Fiesta,” where you’ll enjoy Latin music and cigar specials. Sombreros are welcome!
Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cash bar only.
Experience live music by saxophonist Jarrell Harris while browsing artwork by Julianne French and Raquel Tripp.
Don’t miss a charcoal landscape drawing activity through the children’s ArtFusion program. Plus, peruse a new photography exhibition, “In Time We Shall Know Ourselves,” by Raymond Smith.
Quench your thirst with delectable drink specials including spicy margaritas and ancho citrus rum punch.
Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-8 p.m. Alliance members enjoy a free appetizer with their Discover Downtown card.
Open 5-10 p.m., check out mixed-media artwork by Bronwen Chandler, Lisa Page and Glass Wonderland while you indulge in food and drink specials.
Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening also featuring belly-dancing performances.
Debuts The Angels' Dream Collection by Jami Childers, as well as A Collection of Works by Kenneth Balser.
Learn about the Spark Grant Program event “How to Build a Waterspirit” with artwork by artist Sara Crooks Flaire, funded by the Spark Grant Program and Florida Blue.
Each month, Art Walk headquarters at Hemming Park 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 LAZ 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 Art Walk" in Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2014 and 2011 as well as “Best Place to Meet New People” and “Best Artsy Event” in Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jax 2012, the First Wednesday Art Walk is an art extravaganza 11 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 or to download the Art Walk Sponsorship Kit, click here.
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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