August First Friday Art Walk

ART WALK: emphasis on ART and WALK. Ukiah is a very walkable town.Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art, music and refreshments as you stroll from one venue to the next; each showcasing local art and artistry. Held in Historic Downtown Ukiah on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Art Walk is the perfect way to relax your body, mind and soul. This enjoyable evening begins at 5:00 p.m. and promises to delight your senses; all while enjoying the company of others. For more information contact (707) 391-3664

Corner Gallery Ukiah, 201 S State Street, Ukiah 

Corner Gallery Ukiah helps celebrate the 68 years of art and artists of the Annual Mendocino County Artists Association with their annual show. This group continues to delight and inspire new artist. The front windows will feature a variety of works from these artists. 

Join us Friday August 5 from 5 pm – 8 pm meet the artists and enjoy music by Steve Winkle.

Corner Gallery Also welcomes a new young artist, who will exhibit her acrylic paintings and other works during the month of August and September.

Art Center Ukiah, 201 S State Street, Ukiah 

” The Sky Is The Limit” Art Center Ukiah celebrates what we see when we look up! Human beings have always looked at the sky for inspiration. And we have a couple of extraordinary celestial events happening in August which ought to inspire just about anyone… including the Perseid meteor showers. “The immense endlessness of space encourages and lets fly our hopes, fantasies, dreams and ponderings…without limits.” “The light and cloud forms in the daytime sky stun us with their beauty, and the nighttime show of celestial bodies turns us to unbridled awe…….what moves you to magic when you look up?” This show, which will include art in a wide variety of media, is guaranteed to offer viewers a large dose of that magic.

Paradigm, 312 N School Street, Ukiah 

Ukiah’s First Friday Art Walk we will have the paintings of Michael Eich will be at Paradigm Shop! 

“My style utilizes both canvas and hard surfaces like plywood, allowing me to use all kinds of tools for texturing, layering, scraping and sculpting. Beginning with a choice of color that seems to correspond to the current thought or feeling, it then takes on a life of its own as the push and pull of the whole process reveals itself.” – Michael Eich

Medium Art Gallery, 522 E. Perkins, Ukiah, Pear Tree Center

Come out for our new photography show opening and make a cyanotype sun print!

A cyanotype is a photo process where specially treated paper reacts to UV light (the sun’s rays) and exposes the paper.

Place objects on the treated paper and expose to sunlight for a few minutes to create fun shadow images. 

All materials provided. Free event.

Juried Group Photography Exhibition. Opening night!This is a juried group exhibition showcasing visually compelling images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Show runs through September 25th.

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S Main Street, Ukiah

We’ll have some cool jazz in the front gallery of the Museum as we welcome Duologue, comprised of bass player Pierre Archain and trumpeter Carlos Abdiel Hernandez Rivera. This will be the final First Friday to see our current exhibitionPulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper. You can also check out our core galleries devoted to Grace Hudson’s artwork, Pomo basketry, and the history of the Hudson-Carpenter family, as well as take a stroll or guided tour through the Wild Gardens. And, of course, you can visit Little Bear and friends at his popular table of Native American tools and toys. Light refreshments will be served.

Bona Marketplace, 116 W Standley Street, Ukiah 

Our art walk artist for August and September will be a collaboration of watercolor, mixed media and collage with Laurie Howard and Lynn Williams of the beautiful changing of seasons and light in local art.

Ukiah Library, 105 N Main Street, Ukiah 

Come enjoy an exhibit by Kathleen Miller Thomas, titled “Well-Traveled”. Ms. Miller Thomas will show landscape pieces in oil and pastel. There will be live music by Charlie Seltzer. Miniature tiny painting materials will be available for in-person crafting or as a Take & Make kit.

This exhibit is free to the public, for all ages, and sponsored by the Friends of the Ukiah Valley Library and Mendocino County Library.

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