2019 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)
HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK
Main Stage: Join us for the 6th annual the seasonal release of Bold City Brewery’s Big John’s Apricot Wheat ale and a performance by The Firewater Tent Revival from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Oasis: Find your chill at Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience. Grab a drink, relax in comfy lounge chairs and enjoy a cool, misted breeze right near the Main Stage.
Browse artwork: ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Moonchild Studio, Baliliving86, Tovah 2 Creations, Uniquewoodworks, Viktor Lazarev and Let’s Paint Our Town. And in celebration of World Environment Day, check out works from the artists, upcyclers and thrifters of Trash Panda Flea in partnership with the Jacksonville Main Library.
And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Animal Care and Protective Services, City Rescue Mission, Clean Your 904, Climate Reality Project, Hello Fresh, JASMYN, Neighborhood Services Office, NextGen Climate Action Committee, Pet Wants, PFLAG, St. John’s Riverkeeper, Talecris Plasma Resources, UNF Ceramics Guild, UNF LGBT Resource Center, Women’s Center for Jax and VyStar Credit Union. 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.
KIDS ZONE @ ADAMS ST.
Bring the kids to enjoy magic by Crossroads Magic, activities by My Gym, bounce houses, mural-painting by Jax Kid’s Mural Project and face-painting by JMarie Art and Life. Don’t miss a performance by The Johns Twins from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Grab a quick bite from Mr. Potato Spread and Nitrogen Creamery food trucks.
ADAMS ST. EATS
Stroll down Adams St. to enjoy southern cuisine at Breezy Jazz Club, spicy Carribean options from De Real Ting, kosher offerings at Gili’s Kitchen or flavorful Asian meals Kazu Sushi Burrito. Pick up a flyer at any of these locations or at the red Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for discounts and specials.
FASHION SHOW @ LAURA ST.
Enjoy a fashion show at 7:30 p.m. hosted by Regions Bank in partnership with Fashion Group In’tl and Paul Mitchell The School. Enjoy live music from DJ No Fame from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS:
Jacksonville Main Library Get your green on and purchase goods from vintage artists and upcyclers in front of the library in partnership with Trash Panda Flea. Step inside to learn more about recycling through the exhibition “Reclaimed: Life Beyond the Landfill,” located in Jax Makerspace.
Southlight Gallery Check out the exhibit “Now & Then,” featuring artists such as Kevin Arthur, John Bunker, Larry Davis, Jim Draper, Doug Eng, Renee Faure, Tom Hagar, Paul Karabinis, Paul Ladnier, Robert Leedy, Dee Roberts, Tom Schifanella, Jane Shirek, Jim Smith, Mac Truque and Tonsenia Yonn.
MOCA Jacksonville • Stop by to view the exhibit “Project Atrium” in which Evan Roth displays four months of search history, starting with the day his second daughter was born. The full museum is open and free to the public on Art Walk night.
Chamblin’s Uptown • Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.
Visit Jacksonville • Swing by and discover hand-made products and other pieces by Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince, Dawn’s Magical & Whimsical Fairy Items, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelery, Aida Calderon and Pixel Ken.
Hollywood Cuts • Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.
Stop by Wolf & Cub Boutique and Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more.
Bellwether • Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.
Food Truck Valley • Devour delectable food from Best Burgers Jax, Wurstbursters, Fusion Food Truck, Kaboom Kebabs, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Frozen Sweets Truck, Josie’s Latin Fusion and Delish Kebabs.
Super Food and Brew • Enjoy live music by the Chelsey Michelle Duo, works by artist Stephen Durden and happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Stick around for artisan food paired with great craft beer and wine specials all night long.
And check out these eateries for more delicious options: Burrito Gallery & Bar, Peterbrooke Chocolatier and Spliff’s Gastropub.
AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS
Bold City Brewery Downtown Stop by the official Art Walk After Party and enjoy a musical performance by Rachael Warfield from 7-10 p.m., drink specials and more.
The Justice Pub Listen to live music by Stargoon, 5 Cent Psychiatrist and more from 6 p.m.- close.
Myth Nightclub • Don’t miss out on Silent Disco featuring over a dozen DJs on five different music channels, artists, dance performances and specials all night long.
The Volstead • Enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and live music by The Snack Blues Band from 9 p.m.- 12 a.m.
The party doesn't stop at 1904 Music Hall, Breezy Jazz Club, Dos Gatos, Element Bar & Lounge and Island Girl Cigar Bar.
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. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, JEA, VyStar Credit Union, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Live Oak Construction, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, X 106.5, Hot 99.5 and Easy 102.9. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, email Junine at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Events Manager Junine Castin at Junine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
Apply for a spot to display and sell your artwork at the next First Wednesday Art Walk.
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Find out how your downtown business may be eligible to participate. Sponsorships are available.
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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.
For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.'s Event Manager Junine Castin at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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