Downtown Vision Presents First Wednesday Art Walk of Downtown Jacksonville

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday Nov. 6, 2019 | 5-9 p.m.

Theme: Salute to Service

Art Walk Map

2019 Art Walk Themes (*subject to change)November: Salute to Service

November: Salute to Service

December: Spirit of Giving

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK 


Main Stage • Enjoy live music with Taylor Shami Music from 5-7 p.m. followed by Kalani Rose at 7:15 p.m.

Browse artwork • ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, The Bead Bowl, Boho Babie Jewelry, Day1DayDreamer, Duvalz Finest, Dynasty II, Eva's Entertainment, House of Brushes, Kram Kran Photo, Let's Paint our Town, Melted Record Art Forms, Nani Mana Bracelets, ShopNetty, StenoTab, Tovah2Creations, Uniquewoodworks and Viktor Lazarev Arts.

Businesses and Nonprofits • K9 For Warriors, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Social Grounds Coffee Company, Animal Care and Protective Services, Affordable Marijuana License, Cathedral District Jacksonville, Crossroads Magic, DNP Cupcakery, Jacksonville Icemen, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, One Blood and VyStar Credit Union.

Kid Zone • Bring the kids to enjoy activities by My Gym and Jump 4 Jax.

Art Walk Beer Tent: Enjoy some patriotic brews provided by Veterans United Brewing Company.

LAURA STREET HAPPENINGS



Live Performances • By Dance Cypher happening in Food Truck Valley.




ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS


El Día de los Muertos Celebración • Honor the dead by celebrating with the living on Adams Street. Check out beautiful ofrendas, performances by Sunshyne Zumba Group, major recording artist Agustin Toro, Ma Bones Book Readings by B.C. Hatch, Dia De Los Muertos Performers from Hamburger Mary’s and a few other dance groups to come.  Stop by to see the beautiful Mexican artisan decor, clothing, delicious pastries, tasty churros, and artisan ice cream.


Jacksonville Main Library • Don’t miss the Naval Marching Band and Jazz band performing from 5-8:30.

Southlight Gallery • Discover the exhibit, "A Marriage of the Imagined and the Observed: a Husband and Wife Exhibition" featuring artists Christina Mastrangelo and Nicholas McNally. The bold, large-scale abstracts of M.J. Hinson also continue on display adjacent to the second floor gallery.


DuPont Center • ART Walk featuring Race Cards, screenings of “An Outrage,” an award-winning documentary film about lynching in the American South, open exhibit, food truck, music & more. In the 1st floor Great Hall, 904Ward will host a drop-in RACE Cards event, beginning at 5pm, where participants will take part in a program designed to facilitate respectful dialogue around race. With the use of friendly moderators and Race Cards, this program hopes to create thought-provoking and open conversation about race, identity and social issues in a welcoming environment. In the second-floor lecture hall, the award-winning documentary film, “An Outrage” will be screened every hour on the hour from 5-9pm.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS


Chamblin’s Uptown • Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.

Hemming Plaza Jewelers • View local art work on the 2nd floor.

Hollywood Cuts • Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher.

Regions Bank• 

Vagabond Coffee Co & Bodega • Discover DTJax's newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea, a market featuring local up-cyclers, antique sellers and more.

Visit Jacksonville • Stop by for these great vendors and live music by Bethany Stockdale! Vendors include: teal Artist Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelry by Pam, Body & Soul, Anthony Danes & Misty Prince Jewelry, Tea Nation, The Art Corner, Rhashid Dukes and Reilly Edwards.

And stop by Wolf & Cub Boutique, Holiday Salon & Apothecary and Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more. 



CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS





Bay Street Bar & Grill • Join us for Happy Hour from 2 - 7 p.m. with $1 off locally brewed drafts and if you’re hungry, Wing Night kicks off at 7 p.m. with 50c wings! Bay Street will also be hosting Jacksonville Zombie Walk for a pre-brain snack and zombie-theme cocktails before zombies haunt the streets of DTJax.

Bellwether • Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.

Breezy Jazz Club • Stop by for the free wine tasting, stay for the live music and art vendors!

Food Truck Valley • Grab a bite and enjoy live acoustic from local Jacksonvillian, Ryan Campbell. Food truck lineup: Back to the Grind, Fusion Food Truck, Manny’s Cuban Food Truck, Nitrogen Creamery, Son of a Butcher and Wurstbursters.

Gili’s Kitchen • Can’t go wrong with a fresh Mediterranean meal! Sit for awhile for live acoustic by Elly Ben Simon and don’t forget the 10% discount on Art Walk nights.

Super Food and Brew •  Join us for Happy Hour from 3-6pm with $4 drafts and $3 house wines. Stick around for an amazing live music set from 6-9pm with the amazing Chelsey Michelle Band.  We also have a growing variety of local artists on display including Caroline Preston, Stephen Durden, Alex Henderson, River Dana and Rachel Porter.  Stephen will also be holding a live art demonstration this month.  

Sweet Pete’s Candy

And check out these eateries for more delicious options: Burrito Gallery, Element Bistro Bar & Lounge, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, and Spliff’s Gastropub.




ADAMS ST. EATS


Enjoy southern cuisine at Breezy Jazz Club, spicy Caribbean options from De Real Ting and a musical performance from Special Formula Band, fresh Mediterranean options at Gili’s Kitchen or flavorful Asian meals Kazu Sushi Burrito. Pick up a flyer at any of these locations or at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for discounts and specials.

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS  

Myth Nightclub • Discover Silent Disco - Neon Garden Edition. Featuring over a dozen DJs on five different channels of music, several artist vendors, dance performances, and great food & drink specials all night long.

The Volstead • Indulge in Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. and stick around for som tunes featuring Ya’ Gozo The Latin Jazz Band from 9p.m.-midnight.

The party doesn't stop at 1904 Music Hall, Bold City Brewery, Dos Gatos, Element Bistro & Craft Bar, Island Girl Cigar Bar and The Justice Pub.



PARKING: Free street parking after 6 p.m. The Downtown Garage at Adams and Clay streets offers free, covered parking Art Walk night, courtesy of Elite Parking Services. (Enter on Clay Street.) Or park and ride the free Skyway, running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk night.


MORE INFORMATION: Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at iloveartwalk.com. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, JEA, VyStar Credit Union, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Live Oak Construction, Affordable Maijuana License, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, X 106.5, Hot 99.5 and Easy 102.9. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, email Haley Tinkle, haley@dtjax.org.





Highlights

  • 4+ Art & Culture Venues
  • 14+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
  • 12+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
  • 28+ 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

  • Artzy Fartzy Petz
  • Baliliving86
  • bluedoorbodega
  • Shop Netty
  • StenoTab
  • Clothing

    Clothing

  • Duvalz Finest
  • Dynasty11
  • Eva's Entertainment
  • Tovah2Creations
  • Drawing

    Drawing

    Fiber Arts

    Fiber Arts

    Jewelry

    Jewelry

  • Boho Babie Brand Lifestyle
  • NaniManaBracelets
  • Mixed Media

    Mixed Media

  • Alternate Bazaar Art
  • The Bead Bowl
  • House of Brushes
  • Painting

    Painting

  • ABDUL
  • Day1DayDreamer
  • Viktor Lazarev Arts
  • Let's Paint Our Town
  • Photography

    Photography

  • Kram Kran Photo
  • Recycled Art

    Recycled Art


    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.

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      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 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

      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 Haley Tinkle at haley@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 1222.

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      Artists

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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 2019 Sponsorship Kit.


    Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

    For answers to any Art Walk questions or to share any feedback, Katherine Hardwick at katherine@dtjax.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 1230
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