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 Plaza, street performers and live music.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Liz Grebe at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
To be at Art Walk, or not to be? That is a silly question! This month, you don't want to miss incredible exhibits and special demonstrations of performance art, from theater to dance to live music and more.
**BAND CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.** Features live music by Crescendo Amelia Big Band.
**SILENT DISCO RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER.** Enjoy a Silent Disco between Monroe and Duval streets presented by DJ Vlad the Inhaler from 6-9, plus performances by Braided Light Dance Project at 6 and 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED), Troupe Tarab belly dancers at 6:30 p.m., the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts spoken word group at 7 p.m. and LED Troupe at 8 p.m. (CANCELED).
New location – Features performances by Jacksonville Songwriter Residency recipient Woody Pines, folk duo Flagship Romance and local jazz singer Mama Blue.
Channel your inner thespian with Episcopal School of Jacksonville Middle School’s drama club from 6:30-7 p.m.
Laugh out loud at a free show by local improv group Mad Cowford from 8:15-9 p.m.
Hosts Mark Zimmerman and Episcopal High School students Porter Alexander Hamilton and Celeste Burns as they present a live performance piece on self-reflection, plus live music by Paul Vranesh.
New location – Participate in an interactive installation designed to foster diversity and respect, presented by Character Counts! In Jacksonville.
Presents “Exhibit A: Zebra Longwing,” plus a preview of “Exhibit B: Space:shift” and “Exhibit C: LIVE/WORK.”
Closed due to unforeseen circumstances.
New location – Hosts abstract artist Rejcel and an earring collection from Carlos’ Crafts.
Due to this area being mostly outdoors the parking lot party will be postponed until next month.
Each month, Art Walk headquarters at Hemming Plaza 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.
Downtown Jacksonville offers several parking options, including garages, lots and meters.
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 2011, and “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 nine years and counting.With an average of 6,000 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.
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Download the Art Walk Sponsorship Kit here.
For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.’s Art Walk manager Liz Grebe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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