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, 10,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
#ArtWalkJax challenges you to “Do your pART” as we host USGBC’s Green Lion Festival inside Art Walk! Make plans to browse hundreds of local artists, including eco-friendly and green vendors. Enjoy local food trucks, live music, Aardwolf beer and more. Keep the fun going after 9 p.m. at Art Walk After Dark in The Elbow!
Enjoy a new layout throughout Art Walk starting with Hemming Park. Celebrate National Poetry Month with spoken word performances sponsored by Hope at Hand, and make use of our bicycle valet!
Devour some delectable food from Jalapeno Food Truck, Twisted Okie, Dagwoods, Rocco’s Pizza, Hapa Li and Zoe Italian Ice.
From 5-9 p.m., celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with live music, interactive games, artisans, The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck and more.
From 6-8:30 p.m., explore poetry readings, performances and gallery art by Douglas Anderson’s student literary and art magazine Elan in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with spoken word performances and interactive technology and crafts.
See how artists Wyatt Parlette, John Ross Tooke, Josh Gaston and Christi Tamayo have produced a sight and sound experience in their exhibit, "The Crucifixion of Self." These artists explore the concepts of identity, sacrifice and suffering through a contemporary lens with paintings, sculpture and video and audio installations.
Hosts artwork by artist Eve Albrecht featuring portraits and figures articulated in a contemporary realistic style using oil, pastels and charcoal. Open from 4-8 p.m.
Embrace the “Scenes of Cuba” with artist Jasmine Aldershoff’s series reflecting on her memories in Havana, Trinidad and Vinales, Cuba. Music by Metaphoric Maverick and Gross Evolution.
Hosts a clothing trunk sale with pieces by Amanda Spaulding and a raffle for two in-home wine tastings. Raffle tickets are $5 and available at the salon with all proceeds going to St. John’s River Keeper.
Hosts their “Art is Dope” exhibit featuring visual artists from Jacksonville and surrounding areas from 6-9 p.m.
Shop all things trendy and chic in this fashion forward boutique! From clothing to unique home decor Wolf & Cub has something for everyone.
Featuring four food trucks, music and beer, check out the opening of Downtown’s first food truck court on the corner of Hogan Street and Sister Cities Street.
Presents “The Art of Barbering,” featuring Raw Cuts & The Professionals barbershop with music by DJ MAKO. Enjoy an evening of live barbering demos and exhibitions starting at 4 p.m.
Jam to reggae and funk with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Holey Miss Moley and The Ellameno Beat starting at 8 p.m.
Presents XXCess Wednesdays (a premier ladies night) in conjunction with Bedroom Bedlam, featuring Jacksonville's newest up-and-coming talent, artists, producers, and DJs. Free entry and $2 drinks for ladies 21+ (till midnight). 18+ welcome.
Enjoy $20 all you can drink wine and appetizers from 5-8 p.m. Park at RCBC and ride the Skyway from the San Marco station to Hemming Park for free!
Hosts a porch party with live music and drink specials starting at 6 p.m.
Enjoy live music from 5:30-10 p.m. with Mal Jones during “The Lyricist Live”.
Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-9 p.m.
Open late with craft beer, gourmet comfort food and music from Dialectable Beats and Infader in the outdoor beer garden.
Celebrate Peterbrooke Downtown's first year in the core by indulging in delicious chocolates and taking photos with a leprechaun on the Peterbrooke backdrop!
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).
Presents Arcade Jax with free vintage video games from 6 p.m.-12 a.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.
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, 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 Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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