Art Walk

Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk
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April's First Wednesday Art Walk has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Art Walk
Downtown Vision

This year Art Walk will continue to be a local staple, but with changes.

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.

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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.


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

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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.


The Jacksonville Landing

This Wednesday, the Jacksonville Landing’s front steps will transform into a “front porch” during the downtown's monthly evening Art Walk.

The Landing is packing the space with 23 vendors, a full bar, games and art tents.

The pop-up party is part of a national movement called “tactical urbanism.”


Farryn James

Jacksonville crowdfunding event One Spark has been shortened from a week-long event to two days. On Monday, officials announced that this year’s One Spark event will be April 6 and 7. This announcement comes after months of speculation about the fate of One Spark, after numerous changes within the organization.

Art Walk
Downtown Vision

Jacksonville businesses and city streets open up to artists and musicians the first Wednesday of every month for Art Walk.

And the people behind Jacksonville’s downtown Art Walk want to know what visitors think about the monthly event. That’s why there’s an online survey.

 


SparkDistrict.com screenshot
Downtown Vision

The Spark District is the new name for the area where entrepreneurs can find support in downtown Jacksonville. The new district and its corresponding website were unveiled Thursday evening in Hemming Park.


Duval County Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti joins us to discuss the state's standardized tests. proposed changes to the school district's boundaries and more.

Laura Street sidewalk
R-A-M Professional Group

Downtown Jacksonville’s Laura Street has been named one of the country’s 15 Great Places made better by city planners.

The vibrant street that touches the Landing, City Hall and the Main Public Library got a pedestrian-friendly makeover a few years back.


Lindsey Kilbride

While a lot of University of North Florida students will spend the semester at desks, one photography student is spending a lot of her senior year working at the Museum of Contemporary Art, downtown.

Amanda Rosenblatt is the second UNF student to be chosen for the museum’s residency program.


UpTempo sign and cocktail hour
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Symphony is trying to attract its next generation of concert goers by meeting them where they congregate. The initiative kicked off Wednesday night with a young professionals' cocktail hour at Art Walk downtown.

It was a rainy evening for Jacksonville's monthly Art Walk. People were folding up umbrellas as they stepped into the warmly lit foyer of Sweet Pete's Candy Apple Café near Hemming Park.

Upstairs a bartender was pouring house specialties. Most of the people mingling there were in their 20s and 30s.

Emily Long / WJCT

Several Jacksonville organizations are collaborating to clean and beautify the city's downtown in preparation of the One Spark festival, including Hemming Plaza.

Jax Art Walk Celebrates 10 Years of Culture Downtown

Nov 6, 2013
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Thousands of First Coast residents look forward to the first Wednesday of every month for Jacksonville's Art Walk, a collaborative art market that spans 15 blocks of the downtown area and includes more than 50 venues and hundreds of local artists.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the signature event, which attracts more than 6,000 guests every month to Hemming Plaza to see artists, businesses and entrepreneurs present their work to the community.

SLIDESHOW: Public Art In Downtown Jacksonville

Aug 5, 2013
Clay Hackett

“Corrugating River” and “Girl With Origami” are the latest of many additions of art in public places.  

The Cultural Council is dedicating the murals on the six-story Yates Parking Garage on August 7 on the on the corner of Adams and Newnan at 6:00 pm.

The dedication will feature music by Alex Hayward & Friends an hour before this month’s Art Walk kicks off in downtown Jacksonville.  

What started as a few vendors on Laura Street, Art Walk has expanded to over a dozen blocks showcasing artists, performers, food vendors and more.