Artist Application

Deadline: Aug 07, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 09, 2022 5:00 pm - Sep 10, 2023 11:45 pm
Jacksonville, Florida

About the event

The First Wednesday Art Walk is a monthly, family-friendly event produced by Downtown Vision (DVI), the Business Improvement District, to bring people to the cultural and historical center of the city and showcase Jacksonville’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art Walk is open to visual and performing artists on the first Wednesday of every month from 5–9 p.m., rain or shine. Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank core and include James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie, The Breezeway at VyStar Tower, galleries, museums, restaurants, bars, Downtown businesses, and more. The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of Jacksonville's rapidly growing art scene. We are so excited to return to the streets of #DTJax after a year and a half with no Art Walk due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please be sure to keep respectful distances and enjoy the event responsibly.
Downtown Vision
Downtown Vision
Downtown Vision
Downtown Vision

About the application

So, you want to show off your amazing art? Apply for a spot to display and sell your artwork at the next First Wednesday Art Walk.
You MUST read the Terms and Conditions before applying. Don't skip it. We know it's tempting.
Artists may apply in up to 3 categories. If you sell jewelry, you may apply in a category other than Jewelry if the jewelry is less than 10% of your items for sale. Otherwise, you must apply in Jewelry. All work displayed in the booth must be for sale.
Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing or other forms of mass production are accepted.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as all cold working processes, are permitted. Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. Items made from commercial parts may not be exhibited.
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.
Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only the artist’s original source material is acceptable.
Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Two-Dimensional: Drawing, painting, and digital works. Artists may sell prints of their original work.
Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned, or carved.
Items NOT allowed at Art Walk include:
  • Kits, imports, and mass-produced items purchased for resale
  • Oils, hair & skincare products
  • Self-care products such as candles, essential oils, and crystals
  • Antiques
  • Items created by another artist
  • Art containing explicit language, violence, hate speech, graphic nudity, or anything else questionable for small children. This is a family-friendly event.

Terms & Conditions

Check In & Set Up Fee: You are required to check in between 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the red Art Walk check-in tent located at the corner of Monroe and Laura Street in James Weldon Johnson Park (across from the Main Library). Upon check-in, you will be given a wristband. Any artists who check in after 5 p.m. may not be allowed to set up. You are required to pay a $45 set up fee for each Art Walk you attend, separate from the application fee, at the time of check in. Your credit card on file will be charged.Your 10 x 10 Booth Space: Set up begins no earlier than 3 p.m. and should be completed by 5 p.m. You are responsible for your exhibit setup, including, but not limited to: table and chairs, tent and lighting (highly recommended). 10lb tent weights are mandatory for tents. They must be legitimate tent weights, not bricks, concrete blocks, or anything of the like. Duct tape and extension cords are mandatory if using electricity. All cords must be taped down per city rules and regulations. Generators and lit candles are not permitted. We encourage you to clearly mark all pieces, display promotional signage in your exhibit and provide business cards.Access to Electricity: There are electrical outlets throughout the park. Access is also on a first come, first served basis. Downtown Vision does not maintain outlets and their working conditions cannot be guaranteed – let us know if one is broken.Pedestrian Traffic: Be mindful of patrons — especially those with strollers and wheelchairs — and keep all products and displays out of pedestrian walkways. Artists may be asked to move locations based on available space. Weather: Art Walk is a RAIN OR SHINE event. In the case of inclement weather, it is up to you whether to stay or not. Please be prepared to protect yourself and your products from the elements. Artists seeking backup indoor accommodations must make arrangements independently. Downtown Vision may cancel in the case of extreme conditions and will notify artists accordingly. Downtown Vision has the right to reassign your reserved space location at anytime. Breakdown: You must begin breakdown no later than 9 p.m. and be clear of streets and sidewalks by 9:30 p.m. You are responsible for clean-up of your space at the end of the night, including all materials and litter. Parking: Artists may use the designated load/unloading zone on Duval Street and Monroe Street between 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 9:00-10:00 p.m. Please parallel park to unload. All parking meters Downtown are free after 6 p.m. Additional options can be found at Parking is not permitted on sidewalks, in crosswalks or where otherwise marked “No Parking.” If parked illegally or at a bagged meter or marked “No Parking,” you are at your own risk of receiving a parking ticket. Additional Questions: Contact Haley Tinkle at or 904.634.0303 ext. 1222 for questions. At Art Walk, Downtown staff and Downtown Ambassadors will be present to answer questions, help direct artists, direct patron traffic and work closely with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to address any security needs. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.


Application fees $45 Non-refundable
Participation Fee $45 Non-refundable Single booth space is 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep. Participation fee will be charged at every event you attend and participate in.

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Please describe your work.
  • Please choose your medium category:
  • What are your prices?
  • Artist Description.
  • I certify that my work is not "Buy-Sell" or Production work and completely made by me.
  • What months would you like to participate in?

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
  • Each application must include at least 3 to 5 color photos of your products, at least one photo of your booth set-up (if you have not ever set up a booth, please just show a display of your work), and at least one photo of you making your items or of your workspace.
Artist Application
Artist Application
First Wednesday Art Walk