Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday August 1, 5-9 p.m.

Theme: 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs

Art Walk Map

2018 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)

July 4 – HIATUS
Aug. 1 – 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs
Sept. 5 – Dog Days of Summer (Pet Walk)
Oct. 3 – 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk
Nov. 7 – Salute to Service
Dec. 5 – The Spirit of Giving

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

It's time for the 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk featuring the USGBC Green Lion Festival! Enjoy live music, 20+ local artists, delicious food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Celebrate the end of summer in #DTJax!

Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Enjoy live performances on the Main Stage, local artists and vendors, food trucks and an interactive kid zone with activities by My Gym and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc.

More information coming soon!

Produced by Downtown Vision, Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. On average, 5,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to discover more than 35 participating venues including art & cultural 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.

Highlights

  • 8+ Art & Culture Venues
  • 16+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
  • 14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
  • 36+ Total Stops 

Featured Venues



Hemming Park
Artists

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.

Artist List by Category

Accessories Handmade

Accessories Handmade

Clothing

Clothing

Drawing

Drawing

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

Painting

Painting

Photography

Photography

Recycled Art

Recycled Art

Sculpture

Sculpture


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. Want to get in touch? Reach out to Events Manager Junine Castin at Junine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.

  • 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? Find out how to apply.

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  • non-profits

    Nonprofits

    Read more information on participating as a non-profit organization at Art Walk.

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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 vendor.

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Getting Around

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 15 years and counting. With an average of 5,000+ 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 2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Kit.


Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, reach out to Downtown Vision, Inc.'s Event Manager Junine Castin at junine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 222.
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