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.
Freshen up your skills set this New Year by discovering your new hobby at Art Walk, this month featuring dance performances, martial-arts demonstrations and other hobby-centered activities for kids and adults. Plus, enjoy live music by Garrett on Acoustic in Hemming Park. So bundle up, browse the art, and help us ring in 2015 Downtown.
Ring in the New Year with a new hobby! Check out dance performances by the Jacksonville Centre of the Arts every hour 5-8 p.m. and live martial-arts demos performed by Flow Motion Martial Arts every hour 5:30-7:30 p.m., live music by Garrett on Acoustic, plus kids and hands on activities will take place throughout Hemming Park.
Learn about the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Spark Grant program as you stroll through the Florida Blue 2014 Spark Grantees. Enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, Deformance Art and musician Mal Jones, presenting The Lyricist Live, New Year’s Cypher.
Listen to local artists perform on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage. Plus, enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays at Fionn MaCool’s with live music by Spade McQuade 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary consultations, beauty tips and yoga demonstrations from Yoga Den.
Hosts local singer/songwriter Jesse Montoya along with fruit smoothie samples and new menu items.
Hosts an opening reception for the month-long installation of the Art of Kyle Willis.
Enjoy a free tour with Tour FT at Art Walk at 6, 7 or 8 p.m. to learn more about the iconic Downtown landmark and cultural venue. Also, enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Brent Byrd.
Features cigar-purse classes, Cigar Academy 101, and new drink and cigar specials.
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 Plaza? 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 Art Walk" in Folio Weekly's Best of Jax 2014 and 2011 as well as “Best Place to Meet New People” and “Best Artsy Event” in Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jax 2012, 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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