Art Walk

Art Walk
Downtown Vision

The First Wednesday Art Walk in downtown Jacksonville is putting out the call to local artists to sign up now for 2018.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Some Jacksonville artists are pushing back against changes to the monthly downtown Art Walk that require them, along with all programming, to move indoors.

The change is happening after street protests at the August event. However, organizers said the changes were in the works anyway.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

About 7,000 people attended Avondale’s first-ever art walk Thursday evening, according to organizers.


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The Jacksonville Landing is going to brighten up its interior walls through a local-artist mural project.

Its mostly blank walls currently feature simple green tropical plants and light blue pelican figures. Local artist Nicole Holderbaum wants to change that and has partnered with the Landing. She will accept artist submissions for seven murals to revamp the interior.


Jeff Wright / Flickr

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Jackson Short is trying to calm fears of downtown safety following two double shootings near the Jacksonville Landing.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via YouTube

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying witnesses to a shooting in downtown Jacksonville on Jan. 4. Police have released this surveillance video, which shows the moments after the double shooting near Art Walk that left two teens injured.

 

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” on the heels of the fatal Martin Luther King Jr. Day shooting at the Jacksonville Landing we spoke with life coach and metacognition expert Grayson Marshall Jr. He regularly speaks with youth groups and others on ways to end violence. We were then joined by the new dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine Dr. Leon Haley. We also heard a recorded interview with Texas singer-songwriter Eric Taylor.   


Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Oliver Formato, sales director for Humana Marketpoint, on the deadline for seniors to file for any changes in their Medicare coverage. We also spoke with artist Kedgar Volta and Denise Reagan of Brunet-Garcia about Volta’s display being unveiled during Art Walk bringing awareness of hunger on the First Coast. The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council CEO Mary Anne Jacobs told us about Sunday’s cookie selling kickoff with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and iHeartMedia Regional Event Director Candace Price joined us by phone to talk about Saturday’s inaugural Wine on the River event to benefit Hands on Jacksonville. 


Brian Carter

What do a hip-hop artist, a Haitian storyteller, an accordion player, a boat builder, culinary artist and an herbalist all have in common? They’re this year’s folk masters selected by the Florida Folklife Council, which is part of the state’s Division of Historical Resources.

And that hip-hop artist is Jacksonville’s Mal Jones.

  

Bonnie Zerr / WJCT News

Around 70 "creators" have signed up to compete in next month’s much shorter Jacksonville One Spark Festival.

The projects will compete for eyes, investment and customers for one day in early April.


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