MAYOR CURRY TO HOST A TREE LIGHTING IN HEMMING PARK AT 6:45pm
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Headquarters at Hemming Park. Enjoy live performances by Duly Noted, Players by the Sea, Scott Jones School of Dance and Groove Coalition beginning at 5 p.m. on the main stage. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and join Mayor Lenny Curry as he lights the Hemming Park tree near the fountain at 6:45 p.m. Throughout the night, shop local for holiday gifts, enjoy food trucks and a beer tent, and bring the little ones for rides on the “Polar Express” train. Plus, embrace the Spirit of Giving this month and bring a new, unused toy for children ages 9-12 at the Salvation Army booth.
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Alexandra Nichols Art, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Automotive Fine Art, Aviation Art Store, BijuBee Jewelry, Chaos Lights, Copper Head, Cross Workshops, Green-Crete, Imaginarium Gifts, Jpat Artwork, Kai Indie Jewelry, Kram Kran Photo, LJ Designs, Lemoree, MacMaddie’s Repurposed Design, Minnimore Decor, mochi + bella, Paintings by Brock, Pandora’s Boxes, Teresa Cook Art, Thestraldust Designs, The Pen Crafter, Stenotab Handmade and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors: Costa Sunglasses, AARP, Downtown Rotary Jax, EPIC, Florida Theatre’s First ACT, Istanbul Cultural Center, Jacksonville Public Education, JAX Pack, Lavilla School of the Arts, Local Goods Market, NextGen America, One Blood Donation, Players by the Sea and Staywell.
ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS
Holiday at St. James • Join Mayor Curry and his family from 4-7 p.m. for Holiday at St. James featuring holiday activities, entertainment and more inside City Hall. In addition, Mrs. Curry will read a holiday story to families at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Atrium, which will be followed by the tree lighting at 6:45 p.m. in Hemming Park.
The Jacksonville Landing • Get in the holiday spirit at #FrontPorchJax! Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors, and special guest Santa Claus from 6-9 p.m.
The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Co. • View artwork by renowned artist J. Adam McGalliard and enjoy a live performance by Off the Record and friends at 7:30 p.m.
The Art Center Cooperative, Inc. (Jacksonville Landing) • View artwork by local artists in the “Small Objects” show on display until Dec. 15 and view work by featured artist Michael Cenci throughout the month.
Jacksonville Main Library • Visit the Living History: A Cultural Mosaic Exhibit; explore the UNF Senior Showcase and a variety of activities in the Jax Makerspace. Plus, enjoy a Florida Brass Quintet performance by Three Amigos, experience library tours at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and view Around the World Photography by Lee-Margaret Borland until 7 p.m.
MOCA Jacksonville • Browse current exhibits and enjoy free admission from 5-8 p.m., get creative during Art Fusion with inspiration from current gallery exhibits. Be sure to grab a bite at NOLA MOCA, located inside.
Southlight Gallery • Visit the new location at the Wells Fargo Building in suite 113! View artwork by featured guest speaker Stephanie Cafcules from 5-8 p.m.
BARK Downtown • Drop by with your pet and get a free treat while you check out seasonal merchandise.
Coniferous Café • Enjoy a special exhibit installation by the UNF Print Guild, live music by Terrain from 7-8:30 p.m. and a variety of local artists, including DreamWeaverxo, BaileyBee Creations, Succulent Strong, Kim Wexler and Aunt Gwen.
Visit Jacksonville • Visit R.A.D.D (Rising Against Disabilities and Discrimination) and learn about their organization and ways to donate. Then, check out Yes You Canvas with David Durett and FSCJ Artist Series performances by Cindy De Padua & Amanda Faye. Plus, enjoy local art by Aly Cat, Coolery Jewelry, Ramta Dhir, Rhashid Dukes, Body & Soul, Patrick Winterbourne, George Lamach Wood Art, Anthony Danes & Misty Prince, Traveler Emporium, Tara Lebowitz, Sunset Photos and Nagami Arts.
Wolf & Cub • Check out the opening of For the Love of Munny, a vinyl toy show featuring local artist designs. Donate a toy to receive a 20% discount voucher redeemable during Art Walk only. Plus, enjoy live music by Mama Blue throughout the night.
Regions Bank Food Truck Village • Devour delectable food from Blazin Azn, Dagwoods, Eddis and Sons, First Coast Snowie, Latin Soul Grille and Muzzi’s Madhouse. Plus, don’t miss performances by Ace Winn and Limitless Group beginning at 5 p.m.
The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails • Enjoy an extended food-and-drink happy hour and a half-off kids menu until 7 p.m. Grab a glass of the special Art Walk Punch for $5.
Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub • Kilt Night and Whiskey Wednesday features whiskey flights and a Prime Rib dinner special. Plus, enjoy live Irish music with Spade McQuade from 6-9 p.m.
River City Brewing Company • Take advantage of $15 all you can drink wine from 5-9 p.m. Park at RCBC and ride the Skyway from the San Marco station to Hemming Park for free!
Zodiac Bar & Grill • Enjoy belly-dancing performances while you savor food and drink specials throughout the evening.
AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS
1904 Music Hall • Experience live painting by Grace Bio, view artwork by Phoenix Art and enjoy live music by GEEXELLA. Plus, don’t miss the Queens of the Night showcase featuring Razije, Evany, Tabi P, Kris Vega and Black Calla beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are only $10.
Breezy Jazz Club • Don’t miss free wine tasting and happy hour from 5-8 p.m. while you enjoy live music throughout the night.
Dos Gatos • Sip on cocktails and listen to live music at Downtown’s original lounge (no cover).
Hourglass Pub & Coffee House • Enjoy live performances by John Parkerurban and Friends, Cosmic Anarchy, Johnny LuNy Mendez, Lucy, Rest in Pierce, VAMPA, Lurk City, Man Darino and Aftercitiesbeginning at 7 p.m. Plus, view work by featured artist Jason Mark Sobol and join the karaoke dance party hosted by DJ Howl at 10 p.m.
Myth Nightclub • Myth Nightclub presents XXCess Wednesdays featuring free entry until midnight; free wine tasting and $2 drink specials. Experience the region’s best artists, dancers, performers and DJs.
The Volstead • Indulge in an unbeatable happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Plus, enjoy live music by The Raisin Cake Orchestra beginning at 9 p.m.
BY THE NUMBERS
10+ Museums & Galleries
21+ Live Music & Performance Venues
22+ Hot Spots Open After 9 p.m.
59+ Total Stops
PARKING: Free street parking after 6 p.m. The Downtown Garage at Adams and Clay streets offers free, covered parking Art Walk night, courtesy of Elite Parking Services. (Enter on Clay Street.) Or park and ride the Skyway, running until 9:30 p.m. Art Walk night.
MORE INFORMATION: Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at iloveartwalk.com. Full Art Walk After Dark information is available at theelbowjax.com. Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from: PRI Productions, Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, Costa Sunglasses, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, X 102.9, Hot 99.5 and Easy 106.1. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, email Alexandra at [email protected]
About Downtown Vision
Downtown Vision is a not-for-profit organization revitalizing Downtown through clean and safe initiatives, experience creation, marketing and information management. Created by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing Downtown property owners, DVI administers a 90-block Business Improvement District. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.com.