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.
You're in luck - we're celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Art Walk this month with bagpipes, brews and a bounty of local art. Dance a jig to the sounds of the JFRD Pipes and Drums and Aurora. Enjoy an Irish beer or two as you hang out with local artists, the Jacksonville Zoo, Roux Art, food truck favorites and more. And don't let your friends become green with envy - make sure they join you for what will be a (sham)rockin' good time Downtown!
It’s your lucky night – have a shamrockin’ time Downtown as you jig to the sounds of the JFRD Pipes and Drums every hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an Irish brew or two while you groove to performances by Aurora on the main stage from 5-8:30 p.m. Make your friends green with envy as you check out a sneak preview of the Jacksonville Zoo’s upcoming exhibit, Titanoboa, featuring live snakes and free giveaways. Plus, create a mosaic masterpiece with Roux Arts’ Street Pipes Mobile Mosaic, grab a bite from your food truck favorites and enjoy more live music by Leah Sykes in Charlie’s Café. You’ll have a whale of a time!
Features month-long exhibitions of artwork: “Wilderness of Florida Parks” by Kathy Stark, “Dark Matters” by UNF ArtSpace and “The One Show” by Gallery 725. Plus, groove to live music by saxophonist Jarell Harris.
Features St. Patrick’s Day crafts open to all ages. Plus, take photos with a piper.
Learn about the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Spark Grant program as you stroll through the Florida Blue 2014 Spark Grantees. Enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, Deformance Art and musician Mal Jones presenting The Lyricist Live, “March of Rhymes Edition.”
Hosts a dual opening reception for exhibitions of artwork by Tommy Gunz and OneFlew.
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. Plus, join a family weaving workshop, and enjoy a free concert featuring string and woodwind ensembles from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra from 6-8:30 p.m.
Presents “Seeing Green,” where you’ll enjoy green-themed drinks, cigar specials and live music.
Follow the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Pipes & Drums Band from Hemming Park to Urban Grind Coffee Company, where they will continue to rock out in the building’s atrium. Dress code is kilts optional!
Celebrate this new Downtown gym’s grand opening with a free hour-long yoga class at 5:30 p.m. (bring your own mat), plus workout competitions with prizes!
Enjoy live music performances on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Joshua Academy of the Arts and other locals.
Features exhibition “Verrocchio’s Workshop,” artwork by H.E. Drew.
New location – Welcome Downtown’s newest neighbors by sampling free wine, cheese and charcuterie.
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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