Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 blocks that includes more than 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Park, street performers and live music.
Want to get in touch? Reach out to Art Walk manager Hana Ashchi at email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
This month, Downtown Vision, Inc. presents the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the First Wednesday Art Walk!
Art Walk will be music to your ears - literally - at this celebration of the Symphony's new season. For the first time in Art Walk's 11-year history, enjoy live performances by the Symphony in Hemming Park throughout the night. Don't forget your masquerade mask!
5-6 p.m. - Student dance performances curated by Any Given Child
6:30 p.m. - Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
7:20 p.m. - Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra
8 p.m. - Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy a musical evening with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and student performances programmed by Any Given Child. Enjoy dance performances from 5-6 p.m.; enjoy the Symphony at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and the Youth Orchestra at 7:20 p.m. All along Laura Street, stroll through Cultural Fusion Row, and learn about the cultural venues Jacksonville has to offer.
Learn about the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Spark Grant program as you stroll through the 2014 Spark Grant winners. Enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville and Deformance Art, listen to the beats of The Lyricist Live by Mal Jones and create a community mosaic with RouxArts.
Features Yappy Hour Dogsgiving with a dog trot, plus stuff-the-turkey and eating contests. Give thanks this season by donating dog food or treats to the Jacksonville Humane Society to receive a free gift.
Features 2014 Spark Grant winner "In the Mouth, The Oyster and I," a community art project by artist Sarah Crooks Flaire inspired by the life of the St. Johns River. Bring an empty water bottle to recycle into art.
Features Sirens & Stilettos, an exhibit of artist Leilani Leo’s “Be aMUSEd” portraits and Kealalani Baumann’s editable art cookies.
Enjoy colorful and eclectic paintings of pets and historical and biblical scenes by Atlantic Beach artist Mark Durham.
Presents a new and improved gallery space on Hogan Street.
Features Heather Anne Sams (HAS) Art Solutions artwork and mixed media artwork by local artists Shawn Meharg, Kue’ King, Ted Johnson and Vicki Lennen.
Presents photographer Kenneth Brooks with live music by Paul Vranesh.
Presents “The Art of Doing Business,” a free workshop at 6:30 p.m. for aspiring entrepreneurs, artisans and entertainers. Plus, enjoy local artwork and music by national recording artist Akia Uwanda.
Hosts live music; artwork by Deadborn Creations, Fallen Asher Designs, Suspension Alerts, Maelstrom Craftworks; and the “Rated aRt Room” full of artwork for an adult experience.
Host its Fifth Anniversary Celebration featuring all 24 collaborative members plus musical guest and saxophone phenom Jarell Harris. Enjoy UNF ArtSpace @ Southlight Exhibition: "Light Sensitve VI" Senior Portfolio Show along with works by Interim UNF ArtSpace curator Christopher W. Luhar-Trice. See works by Sebastian Pierre in the One Show Guest Gallery.
Docked on the St. Johns River near the Hyatt, this replica of a late-16th-century Spanish galleon is available for tours Art Walk night. The ship will be docked in Jacksonville Nov. 5 - 9.
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.
Downtown Jacksonville offers several parking options, including garages, lots and meters.
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 Plaza? 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 Art Walk" in Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2014 and 2011 as well as “Best Place to Meet New People” and “Best Artsy Event” in Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jax 2012, the First Wednesday Art Walk is an art extravaganza 11 years and counting. With an average of 8,000+ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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