Jacksonville is just brimming with art; in fact, it’s the home to the largest contemporary art collection in the Southeast — housed at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
And although the museum routinely charges admission, you can get in free on ArtWalk evenings, after 5 P.M. This monthly event, held on the first Wednesday of the month, features over 40 downtown venues which display works by a wide variety of visual artists.
And of course it’s all free.
Accessibility is also top-notch at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and throughout the downtown area. At the museum, there’s good pathway access throughout all the galleries, the gift shop and the restaurant; with lift access to the mezzanine level, and elevator access to all other floors. Additionally, curb-cuts are plentiful and the sidewalks are wide and level throughout the downtown area, so it’s really a nice walking or rolling city.
All of the ArtWalk locations are located within a six block radius of one another, so it’s really very walkable. And if you get hungry in between, there are plenty of restaurants to stop at along the way. Plus, many of the galleries serve up some yummy snacks.
So, if you happen to be in Jacksonville on the first Wednesday of the month, make plans to join in on the ArtWalk. You can pick up your free map at the Fogle Fine Art’s exhibition, inside the Jacksonville bank at 100 W. Laura St; just a few blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
It’s free, it’s fun and it’s very accessible!