Ukiah First Friday Art Walk – March 2nd 2018

Please pick up a raffle entry at any of these locations to be entered to win a gift basket from a participating merchant.


Art Center Ukiah

Presents Hats Off to Ukiah Artists Art Center Ukiah and Corner Gallery celebrate 10 years! Join us for the celebration with “All About Hats” juried show and special exhibit of hats. Refreshments, live music and review of the past 10 years of the Corner Gallery cooperative gallery and the Art Center Ukiah community gallery sharing art with the community. Celebration 5pm to 8pm

201 S State Street

Corner Gallery

Top Notch Wood Works
Aaron McIvor and Cory James of Notchtop Tables showing tables and surface areas constructed of milled local woods with complementary cement and tile .

Digital Attic Lech Slocinski
Lech is currently Ukiah High School Photography instructor, he is exhibiting photography memories from past years. Megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes of memories. The approaching spring, the season of rebirth and removal of clutter, nudged me to rise to the occasion and do some cleaning in my digital attic. I am sharing with you my rediscoveries of dusted off pixels.

201 S State Street

Arts Council of Mendocino County

will be hosting a newly formed artist group Deep Valley Artist Collective

309 East Perkins Street

Bona Marketplace

will host Aryan Chappell a black and white photographer with an Ansel Adams style, “seeing beauty in the ordinary”.

116 W Standley Street

Grace Hudson Museum

The Grace Hudson Museum will be showing a recently opened exhibit, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” a series of exquisite photos spotlighting the state’s immense and diverse botanic beauty, while raising awareness of the expanding impact of human activity on wild spaces.

431 S Main Street


Namaste Café

A visit to Ukiah native Tim S. Poma’s art studio will bring you inside what’s been going on his creative mind for the past several years. Poma originally found his artistic outlet through photography before finding his affinity for painting. What started out as chaotic paint flinging became more focused and recognizable creations. He recreates his abstract versions of reality on canvas with latex paint using nothing more than his hands, a stick or a squeeze bottle full of vibrant colors. Tim holds visions of peace, tranquility and love for the world despite the stressful and sometimes chaotic circumstances the world he finds himself in. His distinctive style has a way of allowing each of these realities to dance in harmony with one another on the canvas. His paintings are beautifully chaotic and perfectly imperfect. Each “mistake” empowered with the opportunity to become something more beautiful. Poma’s creativity is not only seen in the studio but throughout the Ukiah community. He teaches youth and adult classes through the City of Ukiah Recreation department, hosts the creative art zone and live community mural at the Mendocino Youth Project’s annual Youth Action Party in Downtown Ukiah, and has mentored students at South Valley School with their mural “Correcting the ship” in front of the school.

227 N State Street

Ukiah Massage and Ukiah Valley Networking Agency

Stone Smith- Inspired by his misspent youth as a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast and punk deviant, Stone brings to life monsters and magic from the deepest dungeons of your nightmares. He will be featuring illustrations from his portfolio including werewolves, baphomets, and other icons of the dark and dreamy rhealm that is STONESMITH.

304 N State Street

Ukiah Public Library

On Friday March 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm the Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch is hosting First Friday Art walk, Upcycled Paper Earrings. Recycle upcycle and have fun making funky paper and sterling earrings. Enjoy an evening of crafting, Irish Folk Music with Matt Pendergast, and yummy pizza snacks. This event is appropriate for 12 years old and up, free to the public, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.

105 North Main Street

W Real Estate

presents Bella Varducci – Almost immediately upon learning how to hold a pencil, I was drawing, fascinated by the visual world around me. As a child I devoted numerous hours to practicing portrait drawing, but by the time I had reached high school an urge to explore new artistic mediums and forms had begun to manifest. I began taking art classes at Mendocino College in my sophomore year, including clay sculpture, life drawing, design, painting, and dance. Being able to expand and advance my art skills at Mendocino College over the past few years has been an incredible and invaluable experience. Being a student at Mendocino College has not only helped to solidify my decision to pursue a professional art career, but has also given me the opportunity to discover my passions for dance and choreography and form connections with an amazing and supportive community of artists and art instructors. This past fall I decided to follow my passion for art and applied to my dream school, the PrattMWP in Utica, NY, as well as the Cornish College of the Arts and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, to all of which I was accepted. I plan on attending the PrattMWP as a freshman communication design student in the fall of 2018 before finishing my last two years at the Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn. I am incredibly ecstatic for what the future holds and for continuing my journey as a visual artist, choreographer, mover, and observer throughout the years to come.  To support my educational and art-related goals please visit

Other galleries

Alchemy Tea House, 328 N State Street

Canova Records, 246 N State Street

Craftsman Distillers. 108 W Clay Street

Craftsman Estate Jewelry and Pawn, 306  N State Street

Enoteca, The Enoteca Wine Bar is located at 106 West Church Street

Grace’s, 208 S State Street

Gratitude Hair Designs, 309 W Perkins Street

Mendocino Barkery, 102 West Church

Namaste Café, 227 N State Street

Paradigm, 312 N School Street

The 304, 304 N State St.

The Parlour, 211 South State Street

Toppers Salon, 301  N School Street

Ukiah Photography, 304 N State Street