Main Art Hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie and VyStar Breezeway
First Wednesday Art Walk is returning to Downtown Jacksonville this fall! Launched in 2003 by Downtown Vision, Downtown Jacksonville’s Business Improvement District, Art Walk is a celebration of Jacksonville’s creative talent on the first Wednesday of every month.
Friends, families and coworkers are invited to experience arts and entertainment, explore restaurants and shops, and enjoy murals and more on this self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core. Art Walk will feature three curated art hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park (135 W. Monroe Street), “The Jessie” (40 E. Adams Street) and the Vystar Breezeway featuring Vagabond Flea (100 W. Bay Street) with plenty of programmed stops along the way. Businesses will be open and hosting artists of their own.
Participating businesses include: Back to the Grind, Bellwether, The Bread & Board Provisions, Corner Gallery, Cypress Floral Design, Estrella Cocina, Folio Weekly 2.0 Magazine, Gili's Kitchen, Happy Grilled Cheese, Hemming Plaza Jewelers, Honey’z Plates, Jacksonville Public Library Main, Kalypso Couture, The Lark, Mag's Cafe, Southlight Gallery, Super Food and Brew, Ruby Beach Brewing and The Volstead.
Artist and food truck applications are now open for the James Weldon Johnson Park art hub. Interested parties can learn more and apply at DTJax.com/ArtWalk. The deadline to apply for the October Art Walk is September 15.
PARKING: Street parking is available for free in Downtown Jacksonville after 6 p.m. Please visit DTJax.com/Parking for more information and for a list of available parking lots & garages.