The theme for Downtown Vision’s March 5 First Wednesday Art Walk is “Silent Disco,” where only those wearing wireless headphones along Laura Street near Hemming Plaza will hear the music.
But with galleries open every day in Jacksonville’s most pedestrian-oriented neighborhood, you don’t have to wait for that one evening a month to take a walk and look at art Downtown.
The Adrian Pickett Gallery at the Landing is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Pickett is teaching drawing classes in the gallery, with the next scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. Pickett, who specializes in charcoal rendering portraits, will share his techniques for drawing skin textures. The class is $50 per person, including materials. For details, visit adrianpickettgallery.com.
Southlight Gallery inside the Levy Building offers an eclectic mix of artists and art. The gallery has the largest collection of contemporary art outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art, “and it’s all for sale,” said Pam Zambetti, marketing director and artist in residence.
Southlight Gallery at 201 N. Hogan St. is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by appointment.
The Art Center Cooperative Inc. is Downtown’s longest-standing association of working and exhibiting artists. The group has a gallery at The Carling along West Adams Street, open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and another at 229 N. Hogan St., where hours vary depending on exhibits and class schedules. For more information, visit tacjacksonville.org.
Flagg Gallery at the Landing is Downtown’s newest permanent exhibit space. Showing original watercolors by landscape architect and longtime Downtown advocate Chris Flagg, the gallery is open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday.
All of Downtown’s galleries are open 5-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.