Sizzle into summertime with Bold City Brewery at Art Walk!

posted May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015                                        

CONTACT:  Katherine Hardwick
904-634-0303, ext. 230

Sizzle into summertime with Bold City Brewery at Art Walk!

WHAT: First Wednesday Art Walk, Second-Annual Bold City Brewery Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale Summer Release Party
WHERE: Hemming Park and the Downtown Core
WHENWednesday, June 3 | 5-10 p.m. rain or shine
FULL DETAILS:                 

Headquarters @ Hemming Park • Soak up the beginning of summer with our Second-Annual Bold City Brewery’s release party for its summer seasonal, Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale. Enjoy live music by Firewater Tent Revival on the main stage, food from Humble Pie, a mechanical surfboard and The Stonewall Drag Show in Hemming Café. Sponsored by The Art Institute of Jacksonville, visit Laura Street for hair and makeup tutorials by Daniel James Salon, live Xpogo demonstrations, giant Jenga and beer pong, and more. As always, browse dozens of local artists showcasing their latest works.

Join the Cultural Council in Hemming Park as they mark the completion of the current cycle of Florida Blue SPARK Grants. Celebrate with a special toast at 6:30 p.m. with the 2014 grant recipients, followed by the unveiling of grantee RouxArt’s “Street Pipes Mobile Mosaics” across from City Hall.

Main Street Park • Presented by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, explore Sculpture Walk Jacksonville, funded by the Florida Blue SPARK Grant Program.

Super Food & Brew • New Location- Presents a new food menu, craft beers specials and a delectable wine list.

Mavericks at The Landing • Presents Mainstage, Jacksonville's premier electronic dance music venue with world-renowned DJs playing every week.  

Chamblin’s Uptown & Café • Hosts artwork by Gavin Yates and more. Plus, enjoy live music by Andy Ward King.

Dos Gatos • Visit Downtown’s purveyor of fine spirits, vintage cocktails and new classics. Open until 2 a.m.

Florida Theatre • Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cash bar.

Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub • Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-8 p.m. Alliance members enjoy a free appetizer with their Discover Downtown card.

Olio • Open 5-10 p.m., check out mixed-media artwork by Bronwen Chandler, Lisa Page and Glass Wonderland while you indulge in food and drink specials.

Zodiac Bar & Grill • Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening, also featuring belly-dancing performances.

44 Monroe Art Studio & Gallery • Presents guest artist Leilani Leo's Marilyn Monroe art exhibit, "Some Like it Hot!," and a collection of works by owner/operator Jami Childers.

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

Free street parking after 6 p.m. The Downtown Garage at Adams and Clay streets offers free, covered parking Art Walk night, courtesy of Elite Parking. (Enter on Clay Street.)  Or park and then ride the Skyway, now running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk nights.

Full details of the event are on First Wednesday Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Vision, Inc., Folio Weekly, Elite Parking, Radio X102.9, 106.1, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Interline, Connect Agency, Auld & White Constructors, Gunster Law Firm, CSX, Everbank, Amasons, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Firewater Tent Revival and Bold City Brewery.

About Downtown Vision, Inc.
Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is a dynamic, not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization tasked with creating and supporting a vibrant Downtown. Created by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing Downtown property owners, DVI administers a 90-block Downtown Improvement District to provide a multitude of services over and above what the City of Jacksonville provides: cleaning and safety via the Downtown Ambassador program; activation with more than 50 event days annually, like the award-winning First Wednesday Art Walk; marketing, communications and partnerships; comprehensive information resources and ombudsman services; stakeholder support and advocacy; and business retention and attraction support. For more information, visit

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