First Wedensday Art Walk: Black Excellence - Past, Present, & Future

HEADQUARTERS IN HEMMING PARK: Join us at the Main Stage to enjoy poetry by the award-winning Ebony Payne, a performance by the Shake Culture Crew, strolls by local Jacksonville University Greek Life students, and more.

Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Peskey Design Company, Boho Babie, Fawn Owens, Tovah Creations, Artistic Ace, Mbellish by CharMega, and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: AT&T, TedxFSCJ, Jacksonville Magazine, MLK Foundation, Durkeeville Historical Society and Jacksonville University Black Student Union. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

KID'S ZONE IN HEMMING PARK: Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Crossroad Magic, activities by My Gym and more.

VAGABOND FLEA @ HOGAN STREET: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, one block down from Hemming Park.

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Jacksonville Main Library - Witness the opening of "On the Fringe: Blurred Lines of Florida Folk" exhibit. Opening remarks are at 6:30pm. And don't miss a performance Pan Long Pan, a Kachin dance group from Burma at 7 p.m. and live music by folk duo Bear & Robert.

Southlight Gallery - Visit Jacksonville’s most prominent Collaborative Art Gallery, exhibiting and selling masterful works from our area’s finest professionals.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Chamblin's Uptown - Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.

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

Vagabond Coffee Co. & Bodega - Discover DTJax's newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea.

Visit Jacksonville - Discover hand-made products and other pieces by Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince, Dawn’s Magical and Whimsical Fairy Items, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelery, Hurst Hives, Way of Life Wellness and Pixel Ken.

Hemming Plaza Jewelers -  Browse artwork by Elizabeth Miron and her first grade pupils from The Bolles School.

Hollywood Cuts Barbershop - Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

Regions Bank Food Truck Valley - Stroll down Laura St. and devour delectable food from Mr Potato SpreadManny's Cuban Food TruckChubby BurritoKaboom KababsBlazin Azn and Frozen Sweets Truck. Plus, don’t miss a performance by BluPrint from 6 – 8 p.m.

Super Food and Brew - Experience tasty artisan food paired with great craft beer and wine specials all night long. Enjoy live music from duo Random Tandem and happy hour from 3-6 p.m.

And don't miss works from artist Yaanco displayed inside.

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS

Breezy Jazz Club - Don’t miss free wine tasting and happy hour from 5-8 p.m. and live music throughout the night.

Myth Nightclub, Element Bistro & Craft Bar - Jam out at “Silent Disco" Glow Edition." Enjoy three genres of music in three different rooms from 9 p.m-12 a.m.

The Volstead - Enjoy happy hour between 4-7 p.m. and live music by The Raisin Cake Orchestra between 9 p.m.-12 a.m.







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