Jacksonville Downtown Artwalk

The First Wednesday of Every Month

Rain or Shine

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015

Theme: New Year, New Hobby

Art Walk Map

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 hana@downtownjacksonville.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

Freshen up your skills set this New Year by discovering your new hobby at Art Walk, this month featuring dance performances, martial-arts demonstrations and other hobby-centered activities for kids and adults. Plus, enjoy live music by Garrett on Acoustic in Hemming Park. So bundle up, browse the art, and help us ring in 2015 Downtown.

Highlights

  • 8+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 12+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.
  • 46+ Total Stops

Featured Venues



Hemming Plaza
Artists

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.

Artist List by Category

Accessories Handmade

Accessories Handmade

Clothing

Clothing

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

Jewelry

Jewelry

Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Photography

Photography

 

 

Recycled Art

Recycled Art

Sculpture

Sculpture

  • Green-crete

 

 

 


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 LAZ 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.

  • 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 in Hemming Plaza? Find out how to apply.

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  • non-profits

    Nonprofits

    Read more information on participating as one of three specially invited non-profits.

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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 sidewalk vendor.

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Getting Around

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.


Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc.

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 hana@downtownjacksonville.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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