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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
Get ready for a doggone good time at Art Walk this month! Enjoy local art, live music, brews and beyond with your pup pals Downtown. Get your paws moving with the Groove Coalition, playing on Hemming Park's stage, and take a short walk over to Hemming Café for delicious bites from Humble Pie and a "Dogs through the Decades" Fashion Show hosted by The Paul Mitchell School. Plus, you and your canine companion will love checking out pet-friendly vendors on Laura Street. You lucky dogs!
Raise the ruff for a pawsitively good time at this month’s Pet Walk. Bring your furry friend to enjoy local art, beers and the sweet sounds of Groove Coalition playing on the main stage. Check out pet-friendly vendors such as Pet Paradise, BARK Boutique and First Coast No More Homeless Pets on Laura Street. Plus, you an your pups can stop by Hemming Café for delicious bites from Humble Pie and a "Dogs through the Decades" Fashion Show hosted by The Paul Mitchell School.
Rock out to music by Providence's finest, Gymshorts and Duval's Memphibians at 6 p.m.
Soak up local talent with live music by Harvey Drury Hampton, Ema and The Old Kings, Ghost Switch and Gov Club at 8 p.m. At the colorful back patio, enjoy a groovy show by Dialectable Beats at 9 p.m.
Presents owner Jami Childers and award-winning artist Ted Head's pet portrait exhibit. Also, enjoy guest artist John Caesar’s abstract expressionist wall hangings made from exotic and re-purposed wood.
Learn about Victory Casino Cruises; enjoy samples from Fionn MacCool’s; browse art by Aly Cat, Yes You Canvas and Pam Barnett; enjoy a mini tarot card reading by Dawn with Spiritual Gifts.
Showcases UNF ArtSpace with featured exhibit “Sum Total,” showcasing work by local artists Dee Roberts, Princess Rashid and Overstreet Ducasse. Plus, enjoy live music by Cain’t Never Could on the Hogan Street sidewalk. Water and treats will be available for your pups!
New location - Visit the First Stop Urgent Care table at the corner of Laura and Adams streets for free first aid kits, lip balm and hand sanitizers.
Presents Art Walk After Dark 8 p.m. until close with karaoke and poker. Plus, enjoy craft beer specials and artwork by Ronie Cabalerro.
Hosts featured artist Silvia, plus the “Nurture Jury show” on display through September 7.
Presents live music by Upstart Record Pool’s “The Blue Room” and open mic poetry.
Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Hosts happy hour specials, plus $5 glasses and $20 bottles of house wine.
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.
***UNF now offers a shuttle service to and from Art Walk! Learn more here: http://on.fb.me/1N0Y2tu*** 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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