Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003 to welcome people to DTJax and celebrate the community’s deep pool of creative talent.
Art Walk has returned after a break due to the pandemic and now takes place monthly! We invite you to bring your family, friends and coworkers for a self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core on the first Wednesday of every month. Explore three major hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie (duPont Center) and Vagabond Flea at The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. Masks encouraged.
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Join us for another First Wednesday Art Walk on January 5th!
Catch live music provided by Groove Coalition.
Abdul’s Paintings And Carved Candles
Amanda Moon Art
Art by Brooks
Artistic Ways by SassyJ
Axel Doi Art and Design
The Bead Bowl
Big Skinny Wallets
Collaborations Of Aragon
Cosmic Abstract Creations
Frank Reteguiz – Author
Garage Roses Art Studio
Hand Crafted by Alice
Kismet Art Studios
Knotty by Kasey
Magick By Beauti
Sunkissed Shellz LLC
Each month, the Jessie Ball duPont Center curates an amazing array of local art and performers with a focus on equity and community. Central to the experience is the Corner Gallery, curated by Shawana Brooks. The Jessie is an art gallery in its own right. Learn about the many public art pieces.
Due to the recent spike in COVID-19, The Jessie will be closed during the January 5th, 2022 First Wednesday Art Walk.
Nestled in VyStar Credit Union’s headquarters lies one of Downtown’s best breezeways. Each month, The Vagabond Flea will be filling the The Breezeway at Vystar Tower with unique artists. Stop by to shop, dine, and drink at The Bread and Board Provisions, and end your evening with a cocktail on the Estrella Cocina rooftop.
Reimbursable programming stipends are available for businesses within the event footprint.
Downtown is filled with amazing murals, sculptures, mosaics and more. Check out the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Public Art Map to learn more about the pieces.
Interested in sponsoring Art Walk? Please contact Haley Tinkle, Events Manager at Haley@DTJax.org.
Parking is free after 6 p.m. Art Walk night at meters.
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.
Art walk is centered around James Weldon Johnson Park, our home base, which is a fully wheelchair accessible 1.54 acre public park in the heart of Downtown.