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.

Jax Beach Art Walk | Second Tuesday of every month

Join Better Jacksonville Beach as we present the Jax Beach Art Walk. This family-friendly event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 PM until 9 PM. Bring your family out to see dozens of great local artists, hear local musicians perform, and visit the participating businesses throughout the downtown Jacksonville Beach area.

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.

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