If you love to let your creativity escape with a paintbrush, a pencil, or even a musical instrument, you will stay busy with the plethora of activities in Jacksonville. There are many activities and events that creative and artistic individuals will enjoy throughout the year. Here are just four Jacksonville activities you definitely don’t want to miss.
1. Downtown Art Walk
Mark your calendars on the first Wednesday of each month for the Downtown Art Walk. Grab a map of the event and enjoy a self-guided tour of downtown Jacksonville to view local art exhibits, markets, and numerous pop-up galleries. Gather all your art-loving friends and make it an exciting night with the live music and delicious food trucks as well.
2. Riverside Arts Market
Enjoy and experience various masterpieces from local artists every Saturday from March through December. There are more than 100 local artists and creators that are showcasing and selling gorgeous art and delicious treats. Throughout the event, you can also enjoy live music, incredible entertainment, and stunning artwork.
3. Art Classes
If you simply want to become better at watercolors, wood art, or a pencil and sketch pad, there are various classes in Jacksonville that cater to every skill level. Spend an evening learning how to create a simple, yet beautiful canvas painting or sign up for a six-week course to master your own skills and develop excellent technique. There are art studios around the city that cater to your specific skill level and interest. A few studios to consider include:
4. Cummer Museum
Whether you are looking for the perfect date night or just want a night to enjoy a little peace and quiet, the Cummer Museum should be at the top of your list. The museum features more than 5,000 objects you can enjoy. Then, step outside and spend hours browsing the beautiful 2.5 acres of gardens that are filled with sculptures, fountains, and more. Whether you are looking for a little creativity or just want to enjoy several masterpieces, this museum is a must.