First Wedensday Art Walk

This month celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Art Walk. Bring the pups and celebrate your favorite animal friends in Hemming Park. Enter your pet in the Best Dressed Pet Competition, sponsored by Bark Downtown, for your chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m. And don't miss our Kids Zone located next to the Main Stage! Enjoy games and activties provided by My Gym. Magician Robert Sanderson will be there with a magical performance for the

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

The 5 & Dime: View the intimate and evocative works of Marisa Yow. Her paintings and drawings reflect themes shown in the recently staged “How I Learned to Drive.”

Jacksonville Landing: Bring your furry friends for a Yappy Hour meet-up with giveaways and dog vendors. Also, enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!

Jacksonville Main Library: Meet your neighborhood organizations and other organizations that work to build community in our “Bold New City.” Explore the Jacksonville: A Tale of My City on the second and third floor. And don’t miss the Ax Handle Saturday Photography Exhibition as part of the 4th floor Special Collections.

MOCA Jacksonville: Grab a cocktail and stop by MOCA Jacksonville to see the new Gideon Mendel: Drowning World exhibition, a powerful photography project that explores the human impact of flooding in a global context. Check out the fifth floor for a free Art Fusion family art project! Plus, stay for dinner and use the special Art Walk discount.

 

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Chamblin’s Uptown: Stop by and soothe your soul with live music, local art, a cup of coffee and a good book.

Dance Trance: Visit the location on the 2nd floor inside Anytime Fitness and try out a Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.

The Jacksonville Landing: Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!

Visit Jacksonville: Swing by and discover hand-made products, photography, and other pieces by artists like Vivienne Frankel, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelry, Kram Kan Photo, Body & Soul, and Anthony Danes & Misty Prince. Plus, head inside to catch Broadway-inspired shows from the FSCJ Artist Series.

 

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

20 West Café: Check out work from local FSCJ artists Melissa Miller, Autumn Lockhart and Luigi Tee.

Regions Bank Food Truck Village: Devour delectable food from HapaLi, Nitrogen Creamery, Best Burgers Jax, Kaboom Kababs, Honey Dripper House, Hazelnut Grill and Manny's Cuban Food Truck

Super Food & Brew: Experience fresh artisan food, craft beer and wine all night long. Check out featured works by the talented artist Troy Eittreim.  Plus, enjoy live music and drink specials until 10 p.m.  Bring your furry friends and enjoy outdoor seating and treats for all!

Sweet Pete’s Candy Co. and The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails: Stop by during Art Walk and enjoy a FREE sample of Gummy Book Worms and a chance to win some cool back to school swag. They’ll be raffling off new and fun items every 30 minutes, during Art Walk. Plus, grab a glass of the special Art Walk Punch at the Candy Apple Café for $5

 

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS

Myth Nightclub: Stop by Silent Disco during Art Walk After Dark, featuring over a dozen DJ's on four different channels, artists, vendors, performances, plus food and specials all night!

The Volstead: Enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and live music by The Snacks Blues Band from 9 p.m. to midnight.

 

Produced by Downtown Vision, Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. On average, 5,000 art enthusiasts attend each month to discover more than 35 participating venues including art & cultural 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, Florida.







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