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 Melanin Market at 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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Browse works by local artists, grab a quick bite at one of our food trucks, and listen to live performances by the 77D’s while sipping a beer at James Weldon Johnson Park’s Beer Garden.
Join us for another First Wednesday Art Walk on March 1st! Enjoy live music at the Main Stage and stop by the biergarten for beer, wine and cocktails.
Abdul’s Paintings And Carved Candles
Amanda Moon Art
Ameenah’s Sensory Toys & Baby Blankets
Artistic Ways by SassyJ
Bonnie Reagan Co.
Candy Painted Boutique
Eye Of Andre
Frank Reteguiz – Author
Gist Portfolio llc
Hand Crafted by Alice
Inspired Glass Art by Lisa
Kismet Art Studios
Mike Turner Art
Old Lady Kay Boutique
RoseMary’s Lemonade Stand
The Bead Bowl
Partners tabling include the City of Jacksonville Disabled Services, Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (HabiJax), Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, Jacksonville Public Library, Stories From the Underground Railroads, Reddi Arts, Ritz Theatre and Museum, BLIGHT INITIATIVE, 904WARD, UF-Jacksonville Center for Health Equity & Engagement Research (CHEER)
March Art Walk Highlights: Swing by the Corner Gallery to check out the brand new Moving the Margins: Artist in Residence exhibit in the Corner Gallery, “The Veil of Maya,” by Shameera Din Wiest. Shop with local vendors and grab a bite to eat from Food Truck Good Food 24/7. Enjoy live music by DJ Juanton and SIB. Plus, don’t miss live performances from 7-8 p.m. by the Forest Dance Ensemble and Emily Cargill & Dancers.
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.
Nestled in VyStar Credit Union’s headquarters lies one of Downtown’s best breezeways.
March Art Walk Highlights:
New to the First Wednesday Art Walk monthly lineup, shop with minority-owned businesses and artists from the Melanin Market in Breezeway at Vystar Tower. Enjoy live music and entertainment provided by Dat’s Pressure throughout the evening. Dine at one of the restaurants on the VyStar Credit Union campus: Bread & Board or Bread & Burger. Plus, stick around for silent disco provided by Hush Hush, beginning at 9 p.m. on the Estrella rooftop.
Reimbursable programming stipends are available for businesses within the event footprint.
Music, food and sunset views
Every Third Thursday | Southbank Riverwalk
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.