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.
Start the school year off right with inspiration from #DTJax's art scene! We're going back to school this month for Art Walk, featuring school-aged fun for everyone. Families are invited to check out Fun4FirstCoastKids.com’s “Back to School Zone” on Laura Street, complete with a bouncy house. For those 21 and up, enjoy a local brew in Hemming Park as you cut a rug listening to Mama Blue on the main stage. The new larger-than-life JACKSONVILLE sign is also a great photo opp with the kids. Plus, every EverBank associate with their ID badge receives half-price drinks at the beverage tents! And parents, don't miss stopping by vendors and organizations on Laura Street featuring back-to-school info and a few giveaways.
Ring in the new school year with family fun in Fun4FirstCoastKids.com’s “Back to School Zone” on Laura Street. Get your groove on with Mama Blue on the main stage, enjoy a local brew or two and snap a photo with friends at the larger-than-life JACKSONVILLE sign. Plus, every EverBank associate with their ID badge receives half-price drinks at the beverage tents. Fun4FirstCoastKids.com’s “Back to School Zone” vendors include: Bay & Bee, Wine and Canvas Jax, My Gym Mandarin on San Jose, My Gym Jacksonville on Beach Blvd., Zumbajear, Splendid Parties, Kelly Educational Staffing, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc., Big City Bounce and Flow Motion Martial Arts.
Hosts artwork by artist of the month Leilani Leo. Also, several authors will hold book signings.
Quench your thirst with $3 drafts from 4-7 p.m., and stay to rock out to music by Wilder Sons, Master Radical and Lions After Dark.
Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Cash bar only.
Support Daniel’s Kids’ back-to-school supplies drive by dropping off materials for kids in need this school year.
This Downtown hotspot has your ticket – literally – for live music by Pianos Become the Teeth, Turnover and Take One Car. No ticket? No problem. In the colorful back patio, enjoy a free show by Dialectable Beats and Infader.
Soak up local talent with open mic. Plus, enjoy a free keg and special performances by StrangerWolf, Speaking Cursive and Fjord Explorer after 9 p.m. Ladies are treated to $2 wells all night.
Hosts guest artists Sam Chung-Hoon’s “Aloha Aina (Love for the Land)” and “Impressions” by Harlie Jade.
Mal Jones Presents The Lyricist Live’s “Summer Cypher Series,” featuring D.A.R.Y.L.
Hosts “I Am A Success,” an organization supporting student achievements. Also, create your own painting with Yes You Canvas; learn about Victory Casino Cruises; enjoy samples from Fionn MacCool’s; and browse art by Aly Cat, Pam Barnett and Spiritual Gifts for a mini Tarot reading by Dawn.
View iconic Jacksonville landmarks seen through the eyes of visionary Harell Clayton.
Hosts “Back to Cigar School with DCL,” a free class from 8-8:30 p.m. with José from Ashton Cigar, with specials all night.
Presents Art Walk After Dark 8 p.m. until close with karaoke. Plus, show off your karaoke and Texas Hold’em Poker skills while you enjoy $4 all local craft draughts all night.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-634-0303, ext. 225.
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