Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, Downtown businesses and more.The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville, Florida. We estimate that, on average, 10,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 250 artists exhibiting at Art Walk.
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.
BB&T proudly presents “Dog Days of Summer” at the First Wednesday Art Walk. Enjoy tail-wagging live music, find a furry friend at the Art Walk pet adoptions and pet-focused vendors on Laura St. Plus, don’t forget about all of the local artists, food vendors and 60+ participating venues in DTJax.
Special thanks to Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) and Strutt your Mutt for hosting pet adoptions at the following locations: Hemming Park and The Jacksonville Landing
Bring your pups and enjoy tail-wagging music by mjm experiment and the Samuel Sanders Duo from 5-9 p.m. Don’t forget to support local art by checking out your favorite artists, plus treat your pups to free doggie treats thanks to BB&T.
Presents the Front Port at Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer” with a Yappy Hour Meet up! Bring your dog(s) with you to check out local pet vendors, while enjoying live music, drink specials and food trucks, including the Happy Grilled Cheese.
Presents art by MaryJane Jones and Amber Angeloni. This joint collaboration explores nature and the many relationships within it. Plus, bring your pet along and create free pet paw ornaments! You will also be entered in a drawing for a DTJax gift basket.
Features the opening of guest artist Paul Ladnier from 5-8 p.m. Plus, enjoy new works on display from Belton S. Wall, Michael Dunlap, Dee Roberts and Kathy Stark.
Unleash your inner artist by making your own personalized spin art! Enjoy cocktails and browse art presented by The Bolles School’s 2016 Juried Exhibit while your children make painted pasta jewelry.
Learn about the upcoming “Sip and Savor” dining week and local business specials. Get your caricature drawn by Artist Roosevelt, henna tattoos by Ramata and tarot cards read by spiritual gift artist Dawn. Plus, enter a drawing with FSCJ Artist Series for a chance to win tickets.
Enjoy live performances by Megan Wallace from in the Lounge at 303 North. Plus, be sure check out the “Women of Vision” show.
Get creative with One Voice and Super Food by decorating windows of personal hopes and thoughts of Jacksonville.
Check out YMCA facilities that accommodate both employees and community members, plus learn more about the new Winston YMCA now open!
Enjoy $20 all you can drink wine tasting from 5-9 p.m., plus enjoy live music on the deck and free parking. Take the Skyway over to Hemming Park to continue the festivities!
For Art Walk After Dark, head over to experience a NYC-inspired event, GLITZ presented by Cat Haus. Enjoy a night of tropical vibes and all-white attire to send the summer off in style with drink specials, throwbacks and more.
Enjoy live music by Paul Haftel in the Urban Garden.
Come see the new arts exhibition at the Heather Moore Geraghty Community Gallery. “Story Telling: A Ceramic Invitational” features ceramic works by seven local and regional artists, including Jacksonville artists Tiffany Leach and Dana Tupa, Jacksonville University faculty.
Hosts a blood drive.
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.
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 Elite Parking Services 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, 2014 and 2015, the First Wednesday Art Walk is an art extravaganza 13 years and counting. With an average of 10,000+ 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 more information on becoming a sponsor or to download a sponsorship kit for our 4th Annual Oktoberfest in October, 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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