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First Wednesday Art Walk: Nonprofits for the Arts

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Every first Wednesday of the month, 5-9 p.m. rain or shine!

WHAT: First Wednesday Art Walk, self-guided tour

WHERE: Downtown Jacksonville

WHEN: February 5, 2020 | 5-9 p.m.

COST: FREE

HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK

Main Stage • Check out spoken word performances by poets Eric Jamaal Williams, N.Finite Barz and Esquire. Dance performances by The Florida Ballet, Three Hearts Dance, Paradigm Flux Dance Co., United Rhythm and FSCJ danceWorks. Musical performances by Jacksonville Arts & Music School and Players by the Sea.

Browse artwork and local goods • ABDUL, Alternate Bazaar, Author Latricia N Taylor, Becky Lyons Art, Belle Epoque Pottery, The Bead Bowl, The Bead Guy, Blue Door Bodega, Boho Babie Jewelry, Chad Dennis Photography, Creative Solutions, Inc, Duvalz Finest, Global Bambini, Itzcali Huichol, Jax Pins, JMarie Art, Khamichu Arts, Mackenzie Renn, Maribeth Sanchez Illustrations, Nani Mana Jewelry, NEW Reads Publications, Opulentvenus, PetWants, Sara Doty Art, Sarah Sew Geeky, SELAH, Tovah2Creations and Uniquewoodworks.

Nonprofits for the Arts • Connecting Thru Music, The Florida Ballet, FSCJ danceWORKS, Jacksonville Arts & Music School, Paradigm Flux Dance Co., The Performer’s Academy, Players by the Sea, The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, Three Heart Dance, Unified Rhythm, Word Revolt Art Gallery.

Businesses and Organizations • African Village International, Animal Care and Protective Services, Attitudes Dance Academy, Back to the Grind Mobile Cafe, Boy Scout Troop 837, City of Jacksonville – US Census, CrossRoads Magic, Happy Grilled Cheese, Hello Fresh, Humble Wood Fire, Jax Rides, One Blood and Pina Colada de Puerto Rico.

Kid Zone • Bring the kids to enjoy activities by My Gym and Jump 4 Jax.

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Jessie Ball duPont Center Artist Showcase • Join the Jessie Ball duPont Center for the opening of a new public art installation on Ocean and Adams Street! Enjoy live music from The Band Be Easy, a full cash bar by Manifest Distilling and #ShopSmall with 20+ local makers.

The Carling • Don’t miss Attitudes Performance Academy performing in front of The Carling on Adams Street.

Food Truck Valley • Enjoy all the delicious #nomnoms in Food Truck Valley with Best Burgers Jax, Chubby Burrito, Dagwoods and Fusion Food Truck.

Jacksonville Main Library • Join us for the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibit Opening from 5-6 p.m. with opening remarks from Laurie Hoppock and James Greene and special performance from 6-7:30 p.m. by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Ensemble.

MOCA Jacksonville • Be a part of Jacksonville’s history as we start the public discussion around artistically redeveloping the Duval County Courthouse plaza from 5-6 p.m. Event is managed by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Southlight Gallery • As Jacksonville celebrates Nonprofits for the Arts, Southlight Gallery turns its Member Spotlight on local artist Kathy Stark in showcasing her large scale watercolor “Anastasia State Park.” This piece is part of her ongoing exploration of the extensive system of natural parks in our area, which are both available as a book and an exhibit titled The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Chamblin’s Uptown • Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.

Hemming Plaza Jewelers • Hemming Plaza Jewelers is happy to announce that their walls and sidewalks will be bursting with large-format, expressionistic hearts. Costumed heart mascots outside and expressionistic heart drawings by Bolles School “Foundations in Art” students will be spreading the love.

Hollywood Cuts • Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher.

Vagabond Coffee Co & Bodega • Discover DTJax’s newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea, a market featuring local up-cyclers, antique sellers and more.

Stop by Wolf & Cub Boutique, Holiday Salon & Apothecary and Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more.

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

Bay Street Bar & Grill • Join us for Happy Hour from 2-7 p.m. with $1 off locally brewed drafts and if you’re hungry, Wing Night kicks off at 7 p.m. with 50c wings!

Bellwether • Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.

Bold City Brewery • Grab a brew and catch a live performance by Jay Peele from 6-9 p.m.

Breezy Jazz Club • Stop by for the free wine tasting, stay for the live music and art vendors!

Gili’s Kitchen • Can’t go wrong with a fresh Mediterranean meal! Sit for awhile for live acoustic by Elly Ben Simon and don’t forget the 10% discount on Art Walk nights.

Jumpin’ Jax – Discover Downtown’s newest delicious dining option and enjoy a 15% discount on Art Walk nights from 5-9 p.m.

Super Food and Brew •  Join us for Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. with $4 drafts and $3 house wines. Stick around for an amazing live music set from 6-9 p.m. with the talented Chelsey Michelle Band. Browse two new art collections this month: “Art With a Heart in Healthcare” focuses on enhancing the lives of patients and their families through a fine art experience and select pieces from ‘PachaMamArt’ by Fanny Mendoza, featuring a unique dotillism technique.

And check out these eateries for more delicious options: Burrito Gallery, Element Bistro Bar & Lounge, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, and Spliff’s Gastropub.

ADAMS ST. EATS

Enjoy southern cuisine at Breezy Jazz Club, spicy Caribbean options from De Real Ting and a musical performance from Special Formula Band, fresh Mediterranean options at Gili’s Kitchen or flavorful Asian meals Kazu Sushi Burrito. Pick up a flyer at any of these locations or at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for discounts and specials.

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS

Bold City Brewery • Grab an ice cold brew and catch a live musical performance from 6-9 p.m.

Myth Nightclub • Enjoy the monthly Silent Disco Art Walk After Dark Event – “Nut & Bolt Edition!” Featuring over a dozen DJs on five different channels of music, several artist vendors, dance performances plus great food and drink specials all night long for everyone in the house!

The Volstead • Indulge in Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. and stick around for some tunes featuring The Soulo Trio from 9 p.m.-midnight.

The party doesn’t stop at 1904 Music Hall, Dos Gatos, Element Bistro & Craft Bar, Island Girl Cigar Bar and The Justice Pub.

PARKING: 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 Services. (Enter on Clay Street.) Or park and ride the free Skyway, running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk night.

MORE INFORMATION: Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at iloveartwalk.com. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, Vestcor, JEA, VyStar Credit Union, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Affordable Maijuana License, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, 93.3 The Beat Jamz and V101.5. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, email Haley Tinkle, haley@dtjax.org.

Price

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Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions please email lexi@dtjax.org.