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 James Weldon Johnson Park, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine.

Next Art Walk: October 4, 2023

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Discover Art in Downtown

James Weldon Johnson Park

135 W. Monroe Street

Every First Wednesday of the month, browse works by local artists, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat from the food trucks or a drink from the park’s biergarten.

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

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

The Breezeway at Vystar Tower

100 W. Bay St.

Nestled in VyStar Credit Union’s headquarters lies one of Downtown’s best breezeways. Stroll throughout the Breezeway, or grab a bite from one of the many restaurants on VyStar’s campus: The Bread and Board, Bread and Burger and Estrella Cocina.

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

The Corner Gallery + The Jessie

40 E. Adams St.

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 Creative Exchange (CX 904)

50 North Laura Street

Nestled within the Bank of America Tower’s lobby is one of Downtown’s newest art galleries and gift shop. Take a moment to explore a diverse collection of artworks or peruse a delightful array of locally sourced goods, ideal for the perfect gift.

The Lark

229 North Hogan Street

Situated in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville, the Lark is a stunning, historic loft exuding charm. This restored venue and gallery from the 1920s boasts enchanting wrap-around windows that offer picturesque views of James Weldon Johnson park. Be sure to visit during the First Wednesday Art Walk each month, where you can explore an array of vendors, savor delightful libations and immerse yourself in the latest gallery installation.

Special thanks to our friends at The Lark & Regard Libations!

The Main Public Library

303 North Laura Street

Beyond its collection of books, the Main Public Library is a vibrant hub for the City of Jacksonville, teeming with cultural experiences! Drop by every month to engage with community partners, discover their ever-changing gallery exhibit and enjoy live music performances. 

Special thanks to our friends, The Jacksonville Public Library!


333 North Laura Street

Located just steps away from the historic James Weldon Johnson Park in Downtown Jacksonville, is MOCA. Enjoy free admission, happy hour specials and engage in Made @ MOCA art-making activities tailored for creators of all ages every month during the First Wednesday Art Walk!

Special thanks to our friends, MOCA Jacksonville & The University of North Florida!

Southlight Gallery 

1 Independent Drive

Located within the Wells Fargo building, lies one of Downtown’s oldest and most established galleries. Stop by each month to discover art in this beloved gallery.

Visit Jacksonville

100 North Laura Street

Stop by our friends at Visit Jacksonville each month to discover more about the flip side of Florida! Shop with local vendors, indulge in tasting brews from local breweries located on the Ale Trail and more.

Special thanks to our friends at Visit Jacksonville!

  • 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:

Jax River Jams

Free Spring Concert Series
Thursdays in April | Riverfront Plaza

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

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

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 Phoebe Mullis, Events Assistant at


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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