Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (**Art Walk runs until 10 p.m. this month.**) —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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
We're heating things up at Art Walk this month with a sizzlin' summer celebration! For the second year in a row, Bold City Brewery in partnership with DVI will launch its Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale. Plus, enjoy live music by Firewater Tent Revival, food from Humble Pie and a Hamburger Mary’s Drag Show. Sponsored by The Art Institute of Jacksonville, visit Laura Street for hair and makeup tutorials by Daniel James Salon, a mechanical surfboard, live Xpogo demonstrations, giant Jenga and beer pong, and more. Join the Cultural Council as they mark the completion of the current cycle of Florida Blue SPARK Grants. And as always, browse dozens of local artists showcasing their latest works.
Soak up the beginning of summer with our Second-Annual Bold City Brewery’s release party for its summer seasonal, Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale. Enjoy live music by Firewater Tent Revival on the main stage, food from Humble Pie, a mechanical skateboard and Hamburger Mary’s Drag Show in Hemming Café. Sponsored by The Art Institute of Jacksonville, visit Laura Street for hair and makeup tutorials by Daniel James Salon, live Xpogo demonstrations, giant Jenga and beer pong, and more. As always, browse dozens of local artists showcasing their latest works.
Join the Cultural Council in Hemming Park as they mark the completion of the current cycle of Florida Blue SPARK Grants. Celebrate with a special toast at 6:30 p.m. with the 2014 grant recipients, followed by the unveiling of grantee RouxArt’s “Street Pipes Mobile Mosaics” across from City Hall.
New Location- Presents a new food menu, craft beers specials and a delectable wine list.
Presented by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, explore Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, funded by the Florida Blue SPARK Grant Program.
Hosts artwork by Gavin Yates and more. Plus, enjoy live music by Andy Ward King.
Visit Downtown’s purveyor of fine spirits, vintage cocktails and new classics. Open until 2 a.m.
Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cash bar.
Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-8 p.m. Alliance members enjoy a free appetizer with their Discover Downtown card.
Presents Mainstage, Jacksonville's premier electronic dance music venue with world-renowned DJs playing every week.
Open 5-10 p.m., check out mixed-media artwork by Bronwen Chandler, Lisa Page and Glass Wonderland while you indulge in food and drink specials.
Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening, also featuring belly-dancing performances.
Presents guest artist Leilani Leo's Marilyn Monroe art exhibit, "Some Like it Hot!," and a collection of works by owner/operator Jami Childers.
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 LAZ 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 and 2014, 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 email@example.com or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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