Jacksonville Downtown Artwalk

The First Wednesday of Every Month

Rain or Shine

Presented by Downtown Vision

Upcoming Art Walk

Wednesday July 1, 2015

Theme: Celebrating The Art of Jacksonville

Art Walk Map

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

This Month’s
Don’t Miss Venues

Join us as we celebrate the art of Jacksonville and welcome the city's new leadership, Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams. Grab some classic summer bites paired with seasonal ales as you browse dozens of art vendors and enjoy special activities. Plus, you don't want to miss Grandpa’s Cough Medicine in concert on the main stage and sibling singers Leah and Jacob Sykes in Hemming Cafe. And with the kids out of school, there's no excuse for your little ones to miss out on the fun-packed Kids Zone on Laura Street. This will be a summer night in the city to remember!

SPECIAL INAUGURATION-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Visit City Hall for an open house and refreshments; check out the JFRD fire truck on Duval Street; and stop by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office crime prevention tent, featuring info on their special operations teams, the academy and more.

Highlights

  • 17+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 21+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.
  • 55+ Total Stops

Featured Venues



Hemming Park
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

Clothing

Clothing

  • Wimick

 

 

Drawing

Drawing

  • Art by Sabina

 

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

Jewelry

Jewelry

Painting

Painting

Photography

Photography

 

 

Recycled Art

Recycled Art

Sculpture

Sculpture

 

 

 


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 Park? 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 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.


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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