DVI Welcomes Mayor Curry and Sheriff Williams at the First Wednesday Art Walk!

posted June 22, 2015


June 22, 2015                    

CONTACT: Katherine Hardwick

904-634-0303, ext. 230


DVI Welcomes Mayor Curry and Sheriff Williams at the First Wednesday Art Walk!

WHAT: First Wednesday Art Walk, Celebrating the Art of Jacksonville

WHERE: Hemming Park and the Downtown Core

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 5-10 p.m. | rain or shine 


FULL DETAILS: iloveartwalk.com                  


Headquarters @ Hemming Park • This Art Walk, we’re celebrating the best city in the U.S.A.—home sweet home! Join us as we celebrate “The Art of Jacksonville,” where you’ll have a blast with local art, live music and more. Chow down on delicious local eateries and cool down with a cold brew (or two) from local breweries. Enjoy the foot-stomping bluegrass sounds of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine on the main stage and sibling singers Leah and Jacob Sykes in Hemming Cafe. Plus, your little ones will love arts and crafts by Aqua Jax, face-painting by Artbuzz, Imagination Playground and many more at the Kids Zone on Laura St.

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

Florida Theatre • Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Plus, feeling lucky? Enter to win tickets to an upcoming show.

Burro Bar • Rock out to live music by Renee is a Zombie, Sweet Babies, Jesse Montoya, and Garden of Stephen starting at 8 p.m.

1904 Music Hall • Get groovy with live performances by Dialectable Beats, Lime Charlie and Delta Wolfe, starting at 8 p.m.

Underbelly • Rock out to live music by Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available atforyourfriends.net.

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

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

Grease Rags Clothing Co. • Hosts a mid-week hoedown with live music by The Firewater Tent Revival.

44 Monroe Art Studio & Gallery • Hosts Jax Camera Club for an open competition with juror Craig Moore of Southlight Gallery. See a mix of landscapes, portraits, nature and more.

Midtown Deli + Café • Hosts The Lyricist Live, “Indie-pendence day cipher,” by musician Mal Jones from 5-9 p.m.

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.

Hourglass Pub • Presents Art Walk After Dark 8 p.m. until close showcasing Artist of Month Leilani Leo and her Marilyn Monroe collection, "Some Like it Hot." Plus, show off your karaoke and Texas Hold'em Poker skills while you enjoy $4 local craft draughts all night. 

Greyhound Package Express Shipping • Hosts “Upstart Entertainment and Record Pool's Infamous Artist Meet & Greet,” featuring live performances and listening stations.

17+ Live Music & Performance Venues

21+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.

55+ 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 iloveartwalk.com. The First Wednesday Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Folio Weekly, Elite Parking, Radio X102.9, 106.1, Interline, Connect Agency, Auld & White Constructors, Gunster Law Firm, CSX, Everbank, Amasons, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Jacksonville Inaugural Committee, Dalton Agency and PRI productions.

About Downtown Vision, Inc.

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is a dynamic, not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization revitalizing Downtown through clean and safe initiatives, experience creation, marketing and information management. 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. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.org



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