Jacksonville Downtown Artwalk

The First Wednesday of Every Month

Rain or Shine

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday May 4, 2016

Theme: United We Rock

Art Walk Map

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 55 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. We estimate that, on average, 10,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting on the Art Walk.

Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at hana@downtownjacksonville.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

Kick off the night with live music starting at 5 p.m. on the Hemming Park main stage with Gov Club. United Way of Northeast Florida’s community concert celebration begins at 7 p.m. with the Old Patróns, a band of local business leaders. Following the Old Patróns, local favorite and concert headliner The Band Be Easy will perform at 8 p.m. Browse through local art, eat delicious food by all of your favorite food trucks and restaurants, and explore the 58+ participating businesses in #DTJax. Browse through Laura Street and celebrate National Tourism Week with Visit Jacksonville. Enjoy live mural painting, ticket raffles, local artists and more.

#UnitedWeRock is a community concert celebration at #ArtWalkJax. United Way of Northeast Florida is committed to advancing the common good by creating sustainable improvements in education, financial stability and health throughout Northeast Florida. Learn more about United Way’s impact at unitedwaynefl.org.

Highlights

  • 19+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 27+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.
  • 59+ Total Stops

Featured Venues



Hemming Park
Artists

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.

Artist List by Category

Accessories Handmade

Accessories Handmade

Clothing

Clothing

 

 

 

Drawing

Drawing

 

  • Bryan Collins Art & Illustration

 

 

 

 

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

Jewelry

Jewelry

Painting

Painting

Photography

Photography

 

 

Recycled Art

Recycled Art

Sculpture

Sculpture

  • Copper Head

 

 

 


Getting Around

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

    Parking

    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.

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  • bus

    Bus System

    The Jacksonville bus system provides an easy and efficient way to get to and from Downtown Jacksonville.

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  • skyway

    Skyway

    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.

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  • taxi

    Taxi

    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.

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Media

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.



Participate

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.

  • artists

    Artists

    Apply for a spot to display and sell your artwork at the next First Wednesday Art Walk.

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  • performers

    Performers

    Want to put on a performance at the next First Wednesday Art Walk in Hemming Park? Find out how to apply.

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  • non-profits

    Nonprofits

    Read more information on participating as one of three specially invited non-profits.

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  • businesses

    Businesses

    Find out how your downtown business may be eligible to participate. Sponsorships are available.

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  • food vendors

    Food Vendors

    Food vendors are now permitted at Art Walk. Find out how you can become a sidewalk vendor.

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Getting Around

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 10,000+ 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.


Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

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 hana@downtownjacksonville.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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