First Wednesday Art Walk

The First Wednesday of Each Month from 5-9 p.m. in Downtown Jacksonville

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.  

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 The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine.

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James Weldon Johnson Park

135 W. Monroe Street

Artists and food trucks in James Weldon Johnson Park must apply through Downtown Vision.

 June Art Walk Highlights:

Join us for another First Wednesday Art Walk on June 7th! Enjoy live music by Big Papa Fish at the Main Stage and stop by the biergarten for beer, wine and cocktails.

Food Trucks:
Chubby Burrito
904 Burgers
Mr. Potato Spread
Nitrogen Creamery


Buwan Creations
Cake Queen
That’s Not Punk
Bonnie Reagan Co.
Old Lady Kay Boutique
Boho Babie Jewelry
Amanda Moon Art
Hand Crafted by Alice
Ocean’s Treasures
Lara Boglo-Price
Dream Visions
2one5 Designs Jacksonville
The Bead Bowl
Abdul’s Paintings And Carved Candles
Luminessence Krafts
FH Designs Co.
The Dusty Shelves Co.
Native Crochet
Kismet Art Studios
Traveler Emporium
Mike Turner Art
Ameenah’s Sensory Toys & Baby Blankets
Candy Painted Boutique
Sunnybug Creations
Stories From the Underground Railroads
Sponsor: HomeCraft
Rug Godz
Outta Bound Sportz

Partners tabling include the Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival,
City of Jacksonville Disabled Services, Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, heros for smiles, BLIGHT INITIATIVE, Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (HabiJax).


Special thank you to our friends, Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park!

The Jessie

40 E. Adams St.

Shop with local BIPOC artists and vendors and enjoy live performances. Swing by the Corner Gallery to check out Moving the Margins: Artist in Residence exhibit in the Corner Gallery, “Transitory Permanence” by Ricer Ricardo.

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.

Special thanks to our friends, the duPont Fund!

The Breezeway at Vystar Tower + Melanin Market

100 W. Bay St.

Nestled in VyStar Credit Union’s headquarters lies one of Downtown’s best breezeways.

June Art Walk Highlights:
The Vystar Breezeway will be under construction during June’s First Wednesday Art Walk. Stay tuned for the return.

Special thanks to our friends at VyStar Credit Union and The Bread and Board!

Venue Information

Reimbursable programming stipends are available for businesses within the event footprint.

  • Are you an artist, performer or musician looking to perform at a Downtown venue? Fill out our Art Walk Performer Contact List so that businesses can reach out to you as they build their programming!
  • Businesses, check out the results of the contact form and connect with local creatives to maximize your attendance on Art Walk days!

Check Out Downtown Vision’s Other Events:

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Music, food and sunset views
Every Third Thursday | Southbank Riverwalk

Jax River Jams

Free Spring Concert Series
Thursdays in April | Riverfront Plaza

Public Art in Downtown

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

Getting Around


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.

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