First Wednesday Art Walk 

Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk monthly since 2003. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. At the recommendation of the City of Jacksonville and the CDC, we have canceled our October 7th event as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. We are rigorously following the updates from the city and federal government and will adapt as needed to keep our event as safe as possible. 

Our virtual events have been put on pause, but there are plenty of ways to continue to support our Artists and Businesses below.  

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Hemming Park Artists

Each month, Art Walk 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.

While we are on hiatus, please support our Art Walk artists from the comfort of your home by clicking on the links below.

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Alternate Bazaar Art

Stickers & Prints

Belle Epoque Pottery

Pottery

Bello Boopie

Sarcastic Greeting Cards

bluedoorbodega

Pet Products &.    Face Masks

Body & Soul

Body Products 

Boho Babie Jewelry

Jewelry

Carol Iyer

Art | Paintings

Handcrafted by Alice

Jewelry

Hooked by Faith

Art

Itzcali Huichol

Accessories

Jax Pins

Accessories

JLJ Illustrates

Art

JMarie Art & Life

Art

JShipley's Shenanigans

Accessories

NEW Reads Publications

Books & Publisher

Opulent Venus

Art

Oremus Art

Art

Pink Flamingo Arts

Beaded Accessories

Pixel Ken

Digital Art & Prints

Reflections in Glass

Glass Art

Rhashid Dukes

Digital Art

Stenotab Handmade

Accessories

Tea Nation

Tea Products

The Bead Bowl

Accessories

The Art of Kyle Willis

Mixed Media Art 

Unique Woodworks

Wood Art

Duvalz Finest

Clothing

More vendors we love and miss

Abdul’s Paintings and Carved Candles Becky Lyons Arts • Creative Solutions Inc • Global Bambini • Mackenzie Renn • Maribeth Sanchez Illustrations • Patrick’s Metal and Stuff Showroom • Nani Mana Jewelry • Nicole Mangum and Michelle Ginder • Sarah Sew Geeky • Selah The Artist • Student Artist Collective • The Bead Guy • Tovah2Creations

Video Gallery

Don’t forget about the organizations and nonprofits who don the Main Stage.

First Coast Wind Symphony

 

Jax Poetry Fest 2020 Virtual Event

Players by the Sea Theatre

Performers

Each month, Art Walk hosts some of the best performers in Jacksonville. Although you won’t be able to hear them live, follow the links below to see how you can continue to support our performers.

2020 Art Walk Performers:

Eric Jamaal Williams
JAMS
Three Hearts Dance
Esquire
The Florida Ballet
N.Finite Barz
Paradigm Flux
Players by the Sea
FSCJ danceWORKS
JFRD Pipes and Drums
Aisling Grove
First Coast Wind Symphony
Hope at Hand Presents: Jax Poetry Fest
Firewater Tent Revival
The Snacks
Smokestack
Dansations
Pine Forest Dance Ensemble
Scott Jones School of Dance
Heartspace 432

Venue Highlights

Continue to support #DTJax’s small businesses and stay updated on what restaurants and businesses are offering to-go and gift cards here.  

 

Venues

1904 Music Hall

Live Performance

Bellwether

Dining

Bold City Downtown

Bars & Nightlife

Breezy Jazz Club

Live Performance

Chamblin's Uptown

Dining

Cypress Floral Design

Shopping

De Real Ting

Bars & Nightlife

Dos Gatos

Bars & Nightlife

Gili's Kitchen

Dining

Jacksonville Main Library

Arts & Culture

Jessie Ball duPont Center

Developments

MOCA Jacksonville

Arts & Culture

Myth Nightclub

Bars & Nightlife

Southlight Gallery

Arts & Culture

Superfood and Brew

Dining

Sweet Pete's Candy Co.

Dining

The Volstead

Bars & Nightlife

Wolf & Cub

Shopping

The #DTJax Logo Art Contest Entries 

Ages 0-10

Ages 11+

Adults with intellectual and developmental differences

#ArtWalkJax

About Art Walk

The First Wednesday Art Walk is a monthly event produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), the Business Improvement District, to bring people to the cultural and historical center of the city and showcase Jacksonville’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Open to visual and performing artists, Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. More than 35 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, Downtown businesses and more.The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville. We estimate that, on average, 5,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to see more than 100 artists exhibiting at Art Walk.

2020 Art Walk Themes
  • February: Non-Profits for the Arts
  • March: St. Paddy Takes Over #DTJax
  • April: eARTh Day
  • May: May I Have This Dance?
  • June: Bold City Release Party
  • July: Red, White and Blues
  • August: Back to School ARTs
  • September: Sneak Peek into Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October: Nightmare on Laura Street
  • November: Salute to Service
  • December: Spirit of Giving

(*Themes are subject to change)

Getting Around

Parking

Parking is free after 6 p.m. Art Walk night at meters and at the Elite Parking Services garage on the corner of Clay and Adams streets.

Skyway

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.

Accessibility

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.

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