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.
Bring the entire family to DTJax and celebrate the holidays at the Spirit of Giving Art Walk! Get the perfect gift for your loved one while exploring over 60+ participating businesses, food trucks, art galleries, local artists and more. Kick off the holiday season in the heart of Jacksonville.
Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Enjoy live performances by Duly Noted, Scott Jones School of Dance, Players by the Sea and Groove Coalition on the Main Stage beginning at 5 p.m., local artist exhibits and delicious food trucks. Plus, don’t miss these vendors: AARP, Alianza Mexicana (Mexican Alliance), All American Gutter Protection, Costa Sunglasses, Florida Theatre’s First ACT, Istanbul Cultural Center, Jacksonville Public Education, JAX Pack, Local Goods Market, Making Strides for Autism, One Blood Donation, Players by the Sea, Rotaract Club and Staywell.
ARTWORK BY • ABDUL, Alexandra Nichols Art, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Automotive Fine Art, Aviation Art Store, BijuBee Jewelry, Chaos Lights, Copper Head, Imaginarium Gifts, Jpat Artwork, Kai Indie Jewelry, Kram Kran Photo, LJ Designs, Lemoree, MacMaddie's Repurposed Design, Minnimore Decor, mochi + bella, Paintings by Brock, Pandora's Boxes, Teresa Cook Art, Thestraldust Designs, The Pen Crafter, Stenotab Handmade, Viktor Lazarev and more.
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Get in the holiday spirit at #FrontPorchJax! Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors, and special guest Santa Claus from 6-9 p.m.
View artwork by renowned artist J. Adam McGalliard and enjoy a live performance by Off the Record and friends at 7:30 p.m.
View artwork by local artists in the "Small Objects" show on display until Dec. 15.
Experience free, behind-the-scenes tours at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Visit the Living History: A Cultural Mosaic exhibit, explore the UNF Senior Showcase and a variety of activities in the Jax Makerspace. Plus, enjoy a Florida Brass Quintet performance by Three Amigos, experience library tours at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and view Around the World Photography by Lee-Margaret Borland until 7 p.m.
Browse current exhibits and enjoy free admission. From 5-8 p.m., get creative during Art Fusion with inspiration from current gallery exhibits. Be sure to grab a bite at NOLA MOCA, located inside
Visit the new location at the Wells Fargo Building in suite 113! View the current exhibit and chat with featured guest speaker from 4-8 p.m.
Drop by with your pet and get a free treat while you check out seasonal merchandise and major discounts.
Enjoy a special exhibit installation by the UNF Print Guild, live music by Terrain from 7- 8:30 p.m. and a variety of local artists, including DreamWeaverxo, BaileyBee Creations, Succulent Strong, Kim Wexler and Aunt Gwen.
Visit R.A.D.D (Rising Against Disabilities and Discrimination) and learn about their organization and ways to donate. Then, check out Yes You Canvas with David Durett and FSCJ Artist Series performances by Cindy De Padua & Amanda Faye. Plus, enjoy local art by Aly Cat, Coolery Jewelry, Ramta Dhir, Rhashid Dukes, Body & Soul, Patrick Winterbourne, George Lamach Wood Art, Anthony Danes & Misty Prince, Traveler Emporium, Tara Lebowitz, Sunset Photos and Nagami Arts.
Check out the opening of For the Love of Munny, a vinyl toy show featuring local artist designs and donate a toy to receive a 20% discount voucher redeemable during Art Walk only. Plus, enjoy live music by Mama Blue throughout the night.
Devour delectable food from Blazin Azn, Dagwoods, Eddis and Sons, First Coast Snowie, Latin Soul Grille and Muzzi’s Madhouse. Plus, don’t miss performances by Ace Winn and Limitless Group beginning at 5 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.
Kilt Night and Whiskey Wednesday features whiskey flights and a Prime Rib dinner special. Live Irish music with Spade McQuade from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy $15 all you can drink wine from 5-9 p.m. Park and ride the Skyway from the San Marco station to Hemming Park for free!
Enjoy belly-dancing performances while you savor food and drink specials throughout the evening.
Sip on cocktails and listen to live music at Downtown’s original lounge (no cover).
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.
Indulge in an unbeatable happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Plus, enjoy live music by The Raisin Cake Orchestra beginning at 9 p.m.
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 13 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 2017 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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