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.
Celebrate Mother Nature's best work of art - planet Earth! - this month with eco-friendly art and vendors. Naturally, you'll love the info and activities from The St. Johns Riverkeeper, Tree Hill Nature Center and North Florida Recycling. You can also test your swing on a mini-green with The Players Championship; sustain your thirst and hunger with a brew and a bite of pizza goodness from Humble Pie; and embrace your inner party animal as you dance to live music by Crescendo Amelia Big Band. Plus, things might get a little wild with jumbo beer pong and Jenga on Laura Street!
Paint the town green with an abundance of eco-friendly art and vendors including Tree Hill Nature Center, The Wildling Collective and North Florida Recycling. Get wild with your dance moves during live music by Crescendo Amelia Big Band on the main stage. Plus, play a game or two of giant Jenga or oversized beer pong, grab a bite of organic pizza goodness from Humble Pie or vegetarian-friendly Nomi’s Cheese Bar; and enjoy tunes by Jacob Sykes in Charlie’s Café.
Hosts opening reception of art by Kaytee Esser and Linda Carter.
Enjoy live music by The Katz Downstairz, as you enjoy food and drink specials.
Celebrate the Armada FC with live music by The Gootch from 6-10 p.m. on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage.
Enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, Deformance Art and musician Mal Jones presenting The Lyricist Live, “The Return to One Spark Creator 22186."
Presents “Going Green,” where you’ll enjoy repurposing cigar boxes, cigar specials and live music.
Experience a "Save the River" photo booth with prints available for donations that benefit The St. Johns Riverkeeper.
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.
Help design a new area of Downtown with architectural Lego pieces; listen to guest speakers JAA Architecture and EDP Jax talk about future Downtown development; and enjoy live music by Black Sheep Blues Band & Drive, artwork by Christina LeMarr, drink specials and food by Rat Race Phillies Food truck.
Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening with featured belly-dancing performances.
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 Plaza? 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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