Spirit of Giving First Wedensday Art Walk
Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Bring the kids to enjoy the North Pole play area, complete with real snow. Watch the annual Tree Lighting by Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m. And you don’t want to miss performances by the Jacksonville Symphony brass quintet, Scott Jones School of Dance, a poetry reading by Miracle Jones and more. Plus, pick up a pair of 3-D Snowflake glasses and a hot chocolate. While supplies last.
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Takeisha Brown, Pandora's Boxes, Stenotab Handmade, The Bead Bowl, Green-Crete, Pen Crafter, Couture Jems, Darian Kirk, Jumping Jackalopes, Viktor Lazarev, Kram Kan Photo, Agave Boutique, Develins, James Allan Art, The Arts Corner, and Scattered Thoughts: My Perspective Will Make You Proud. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: VyStar, AARP, Humble Wood Fire food truck, Jax Pack, One Blood, the City of Jacksonville Neighborhood Services Office and Animal Care and Protective Services. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
ART AND CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS
The 5 & Dime - View holiday performances by Off the Record at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. And tour the gallery to see Bodyscapes: The Intimate Worlds of Elaine Hoskings.
Jacksonville Landing - Enjoy the Holiday Concert and Dance Series in the Courtyard. Plus, grab a photo with Santa Claus or the 56-foot-tall holiday tree overlooking the St. Johns River. And enjoy musical performances, Christmas crafts and vendors on the Front Porch.
MOCA and NOLA MOCA - Stop by for Water + People: State of our Waters: a night of art, conversation and community. Plus, this is the last week to see Gideon Mendel: Drowning World exhibit. Come hear St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, President of the Calusa Waterkeeper Gene Gibson and others discuss the role of art in advocacy. Plus enjoy dinner and drink specials at NOLA.
Southlight Gallery - Join Nicholas McNally, Assistant Professor of Illustration at Jacksonville University, in discussion on his current exhibition, Exiles, followed by a Q&A.
Chamblin’s Uptown - Stop by and soothe your soul with live music, local art, a cup of coffee and a good book.
Dance Trance - Visit the location on the 2nd floor inside Anytime Fitness and try out a Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.
Visit Jacksonville - Swing by and discover hand-made products, photography, and other pieces by Patrick Winterbourne, Handcrafted Wire Jewelry, Hurst Hives, Body & Soul, Dawn's Magical & Whimsical Handcrafted Pottery & Tarot Readings, Way of Life Wellness and Anthony Danes & Misty Prince.
The Jacksonville Landing - Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!
Regions Bank Food Truck Village • Devour delectable food from Best Burgers Jax, HapaLi, Hazelnut Grill, Kaboom Kebabs, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Nitrogen Creamery and Island Girl. Plus, don’t miss performances by BluPrint and Limitless Group.
Super Food & Brew • Enjoy happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Experience artisan food, craft beer and wine specials all night long. Stick around for live music from 6-9 p.m. by duo Chelsey Michelle Music. And don’t miss works by featured artist Yaanco.
AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS
1904 Music Hall - Enjoy live music by Every Time I Die, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Vein from 6-11 p.m.
Myth Nightclub - Myth Nightclub Presents it's Monthly "Silent Disco Artwalk After Dark Event"! Featuring over a dozen DJ's on 4 different channels, several artist vendors, dance performances, and great food and drink specials all night long for everyone in the house! An experience not to be missed!
The Volstead - Celebrate the 85th anniversary of Repeal Day with drink specials, dapper attire, swing lessons by Bold City Swing from 7:30-8 p.m., live music by the Raisin Cake Orchestra, costume contests and more.