First Wedensday Art Walk: Back to School SmARTs

Summer was a breeze! With school starting back up again be sure to get the kids off the couch and into #DTJax for "Back to School SmARTs." 

HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK 

Main Stage Join us for a live musical performance by Vibe RW from 5-7 p.m. followed by Groove Coalition from 7:15-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience.

Browse artwork ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, Moises Ramos Fine Art, Tovah 2 Creations, Flor De Sol, Boho Babie, Creative Art Designs, Uniquewoodworks, Viktor Lazarev and The Bead Guy. Don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, The Cummer Museum, The Florida Ballet, VyStar Credit Union, IMPACT Jax, Hello Fresh and One Blood. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

KIDS ZONE @ LAURA ST.

Bring the kids to enjoy a game of GAGA Ball by GAGA Galaxy, bounce houses, activities by My Gym Jacksonville, jump-roping by Jump4Jax and a magic show by Crossroad Magic. Kids enjoy activities in the Kids Zone free this month.

ADAMS ST. EATS 

Enjoy southern cuisine at Breezy Jazz Club, spicy Carribean options from De Real Ting Cafe and a musical performance from Special Formula, kosher offerings at Gili's Kitchen Catering and Bakery or flavorful Asian meals Kazu Sushi Burrito Downtown. Pick up a flyer at any of these locations or at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for discounts and specials.

 

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Jacksonville Public Library - Explore the Main Public Library exhibition, Reclaimed Life Beyond the Landfill which is on display until September 22.

Southlight Gallery - Explore the exhibit The Three Graces, which features artists Nancy R. Schultz. This exhibition will be on display until September 6.

And view more works of art displayed in MOCA Jacksonville. Admission is free on Art Walk night.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Chamblin's Uptown - Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.

Visit Jacksonville Jacksonville - Swing by and discover hand-made products and other pieces by Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelery, Aida Calderon, Pixel Ken, The Art Corner, Tea Nation and K’s Got You Covered.

Hollywood Cuts Barbershop - Check out local rappers at The Lyricist LIVE, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.

And stop by Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more.

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

Bellwether - Support local farms, breweries and bakeries by dining on timeless American cuisine.

Food Truck Valley - Devour delectable food from Back to the Grind, Frozen Sweets Truck, HapaLi, Josie’s Latin Fusion, Kaboom Kebabs and Mr. Potato Spread.

Super Food and Brew - Enjoy happy hour from 6-9 p.m. live music by Random Tandom, works by artist Stephen Durden. Stick around for artisan food paired with great craft beer and wine specials all night long.

@Vagabond Coffee Co & Bodega - Discover DTJax's newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea, a market featuring local upcyclers, antique sellers and more.

And check out these eateries for more delicious options: Bay Street Bar & Grill, Burrito Gallery, Peterbrooke Chocolatier Downtown Jax, Sweet Pete's Candy and Spliff's Gastropub.

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS  

1904 Music Hall - Don’t miss a free concert featuring Dorms, Dog Church, First Case Scenario and Friendly Dads from 5-10 p.m.

Myth Nightclub, Element Bistro & Craft Bar - Discover Silent Disco featuring over a dozen DJs on five different music channels, artists, dance performances and specials all night long.

The Volstead - Enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and live music by The Raisin Cake Orchestra from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

 

The party doesn't stop at Breezy Jazz Club, Bold City Downtown, Dos Gatos, Island Girl Downtown and The Justice Pub.







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