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Downtown Jacksonville’s First Wednesday Art Walk: 7 Ways to Make the Most of It

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Chat up the artists
Downtown Jacksonville’s First Wednesday Art Walk: 7 Ways to Make the Most of It

Jennifer Woodall's "Solo."

Photo © Jennifer Woodall

Even if you’re a neophyte at the whole art thing, don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with the stars of the show – the participating artists.

“We love it when people talk to us or ask us about our work – even if they’re not crazy about a piece,” says artist Jennifer Woodall, whose Surrealistic/Modern Art lines the walls of Mark’s Lounge and Nightclub. “Some people are shy about saying much, especially if they’re not wanting to offend. Artists love nothing more than to express themselves, and creating artworks that evoke emotion. So of course, we love the discussions, especially if there’s a chance to change someone’s perspective, even our own, or just find out what people are looking for in a painting or piece of art.”

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