Jacksonville Downtown Art Walk

May 2015 Art Walk: Fiesta de Mayo

Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 blocks that includes more than 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Park, street performers and live music.


THIS MONTH’S Don’t Miss Venues

‘Nacho’ average fiesta! Grab your sombrero for an art-tastic twist on Cinco de Mayo. Get into the spirit(s) with tequila, piña coladas and cerveza while you shake your maracas to live music by The Chris Thomas Band. The Jalapeño Truck and Latin Soul Grille bring the heat with spicy bites, and Dance Salsa Jax will help you burn the calories with a few hot moves. Plus, what’s a party without a game of giant Jenga or beer pong? Olé!


  • 19+ Live Music & Performance Venues
  • 18+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.
  • 53+ Total Stops

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See the full map & schedule here: http://jacksonvilleartwalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MAY-Final-Flyer-WEB.pdf


  • Headquarters @ Hemming Park

    Olé! Salsa your way Downtown this month for a fiesta you’ll never forget. Shake your maracas during live music by The Chris Thomas Band on the main stage, while sippin’ some delicious brews. Plus, play a game or two of giant Jenga or beer pong; feed your fiery appetite with food from The Jalapeño Truck or Latin Soul Grille; enjoy tunes by Brad & Sadie in Hemming Café and learn a few salsa moves from Dance Salsa Jax.

  • Main Street Park

    Presented by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, enjoy Sculpture Walk Jacksonville funded by the Florida Blue SPARK Grant.

  • Chamblin’s Uptown & Cafe

    Jam to live music by the Ego Killers DJ as you enjoy food and drink specials.

  • Dos Gatos

    Visit Downtown’s purveyor of fine spirits, vintage cocktails and new classics. Open until 2 a.m.

  • Downtown Cigar Lounge

    Presents “Cigar Fiesta,” where you’ll enjoy Latin music and cigar specials. Sombreros are welcome!

  • Florida Theatre

    Learn about this iconic landmark with backstage tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cash bar only.

  • Southlight Gallery

    Experience live music by saxophonist Jarrell Harris while browsing artwork by Julianne French and Raquel Tripp.

  • MOCA Jacksonville

    Don’t miss a charcoal landscape drawing activity through the children’s ArtFusion program. Plus, peruse a new photography exhibition, “In Time We Shall Know Ourselves,” by Raymond Smith.

  • Café Nola @ MOCA

    Quench your thirst with delectable drink specials including spicy margaritas and ancho citrus rum punch.

  • Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub

    Enjoy Whiskey Wednesdays with live music by Spade McQuade from 6-8 p.m. Alliance members enjoy a free appetizer with their Discover Downtown card.

  • Olio

    Open 5-10 p.m., check out mixed-media artwork by Bronwen Chandler, Lisa Page and Glass Wonderland while you indulge in food and drink specials.

  • Zodiac Bar & Grill

    Savor food and drink specials throughout the evening also featuring belly-dancing performances.

  • 44 Monroe Art Studio and Gallery

    Debuts The Angels’ Dream Collection by Jami Childers, as well as A Collection of Works by Kenneth Balser.

  • Main Library

    Learn about the Spark Grant Program event “How to Build a Waterspirit” with artwork by artist Sara Crooks Flaire, funded by the Spark Grant Program and Florida Blue. Also, The Ritz Chamber Players will perform in the Hicks Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  • Underbelly

    Jesse Montoya hosts Open Mic from 5-9 p.m., followed by performances from indie-electronic up and comers Wise River and Bells & Robes. Free entry all night, along with free kegs starting at 9 p.m. and wells for a $1 at 11 p.m. DJ Lightwork & Datadiamond close out the night with latest in disco-trap, indie, chill wave, vapor wave, dark wave and tech house.

Visit Jacksonville

Browse art, jewelry and accessories by Pam Barnett, Mica and AlyCat. Sign up for art classes with Yes You Canvas, get drawn as a caricature by Roosevelt Watson, and have your tarot cards read by Dawn. Plus, learn about Jacksonville’s Victory Cruise Casino.






Each month, Art Walk headquarters at Hemming Park hosts dozens of artists, seeking to show and sell their works. From jewelry to paintings and more, you’ll find a mix of unique, handmade items from both emerging and established artists.





  • Wimick


Mixed Media

Mixed Media





  • Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild


Recycled Art

Recycled Art



  • Copper Head
  • Rebel City 19