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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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.
Kick off the night with live music starting at 5 p.m. 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, including Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity LLC; Chuck Divita, senior vice president and CFO at Florida Blue; Mark Stryker, chief business development officer at GuideWell Connect; Judy Walz, senior vice president of marketing and planning at VyStar Credit Union; and Scott Wooten, senior vice president and CFO at Baptist Medical Center. 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 and explore the 58+ participating businesses in #DTJax.
Presents the Front Porch at Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy a beer garden, oversized games, local artisans, two music stages, food trucks including The Happy Grilled Cheese and more. Plus, enjoy The Loving Cup serving coffee, cold brews on tap and baked goods. Art Distilled will host art class with a whiskey tasting.
Celebrate National Tourism Week with Visit Jacksonville and jump for joy on a bungee trampoline, paint with the Jax Kid’s Mural Festival, learn all about Jacksonville inside the Visitor Center and enter for a chance to win a #onlyinjax gift basket, an Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour or tickets to a Jacksonville Artist Series show.
Located in the Bank of America Tower, check out featured exhibition “Local Art Rocks” by Michael Dunlap from 5-8 p.m.
In the Regions Bank parking lot, enjoy delicious food by Latin Soul Grille, Dagwoods, F3rd Food truck, HapaLi and Muzzi’s Madhouse.
Enjoy after hour programming in the 303 N. Lounge with a spoken word experience hosted by A.H.Y.N.T.E Heard from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Plus, check out the “Inside Out” mini art exhibit on the 3rd floor.
Showcasing resident artist, Leilani Leo’s exhibit along with the guest artist spotlight, MaryJane Jones.
Hosts new makeup product line by Christina Victoria and offers free makeovers.
Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening as you enjoy belly-dancing performances.
Enjoy the opening of “Subjected: Street Photography and Oil Paintings” by Leilani Leo, art by Jami Childers and upstairs gallery space by Barbie Workman and Dana Fawn.
From 5-7 p.m., enjoy an opening reception for the new exhibition in the Community Gallery - Confluence: A Jacksonville University Faculty Group. Plus, enjoy a dance performance on the balcony throughout the evening led by JU professor Brian Palmer.
Take part in Art Fusion at MOCA Jacksonville with your children starting at 5 p.m.
Check out the mystery flavor of the month!
Presents Arcade Jax with free vintage video games from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
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.
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 or to download the Art Walk Sponsorship Kit, click here.
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 email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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