Local art, music & food at Downtown Art Walk
Tour downtown galleries and enjoy pop-up galleries, food trucks, live music, and more at the Downtown Art Walk in Jax.
Local art, music, and food, every Saturday.
The Riverside Arts Market combines handmade goods by local artists, with a farmer's market and live music!
Catch monthly pop-up markets in Hemming Park.
Art Events in Jacksonville
Our arts calendar is packed with regular events including open gallery tours, Broadway theater productions, crafty marketplaces, and more!
One must-see arts event is Downtown’s Art Walk. This free art event happens every first Wednesday of the month. If you are in town on a Saturday, then head over to The Riverside Arts Market for local paintings, jewelry, and other handmade goods, plus a farmer’s market and music! Read more about all of Jacksonville's art events.
Jacksonville boasts a thriving arts scene. Attend one of Jacksonville’s art events during your visit:
Downtown Art Walk | First Wednesday of every month
If you are in Jax on the first Wednesday of the month, then don’t miss the Downtown Art Walk. This free self-guided gallery tour through Downtown features pop-up galleries, arts marketplaces, food trucks, and live music. Check in at the Downtown Visitor Center during First Wednesday Art Walk for a chance to win Jacksonville swag, gift cards and more! Learn more here.
North Beaches Art Walk | Third Thursday of every month
North Beaches ArtWalk is held on the third Thursday of every month from 5-9 p.m to share local art with the community. The event is open to the public, featuring art and performances from more than 50 artists.
The Riverside Arts Market | Every Saturday
Jacksonville’s local arts, food, and music scenes converge every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the free Riverside Arts Market. Browse the handmade creations by more than 100 local artists and snack on artisanal treats from the farm stand, all while enjoying live music and entertainment.
Mandarin Art Festival | March
Organized and hosted by the Mandarin Community Club, the Mandarin Art Festival is hosted every year on Easter weekend, featuring work from 100 artists with a local and national presence. Be sure to check out the Children's Art Show and the Green Market while you're there!
San Marco Art Festival | April & November
In April and then again in November, the historic neighborhood of San Marco hosts a the local San Marco Arts Festival featuring hundreds of handmade works including glass, photography, painting, jewelry and more. Enjoy free admission to the festival, then dine and shop in this walkable neighborhood.
ArtRepublic | November
ArtRepublic is a 12-day event series in November that strives to bring in artists from all over the world to create public art around Jacksonville. Since it's inaugural event in 2016, ArtRepublic has brought in artists who have created 18 new public murals in Jacksonville.