November First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Ukiah, November 5, 2021 5-8pm

First Friday Art Walk Ukiah, November 5, 2021 5-8pm

ART WALK: emphasis on ART and WALK. Ukiah is a very walkable town.

Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art and music 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 

Ukiah Branch Library 105 N Main Street
Join the Ukiah Branch Library to view an ongoing show, “Local Quilt Artists,” an exhibit by local quilting groups Mendocino Art Quilters and the Rag Tag Quilters.  The pieces they share with the public are a mix of first rate art and traditionally themed quilts.  Something for everyone to view, ponder, and wonder at. The Mendocino Art Quilters and the Rag Tag Quilters hope that the public will recognize the important place that textile art holds in our history and culture, while enjoying the vibrant colors and mix of art from our local artists. This exhibit will be on display through November & December Art Walk Ukiah on November 5th, 2021 and December 3rd, 2021. November’s Art Walk Ukiah will host live music by Elizabeth MacDougall, a book sale, and Take&Make Quilted Leaf Coaster to-go kits.  The kits will be first come, first served and for ages 8+. This exhibit is free to the public, for all ages and sponsored by the Friends of the Ukiah Valley Library and Mendocino County Library. For more information, please contact the Ukiah Branch Library at 707-463-4490, or email

Grace Hudson Museum 431 S Main Street

Make the Museum one of your stops on Ukiah’s First Friday Art Walk. Our latest exhibition, Thirty Years On: Liden, Magruder & Knight will be on view. And we’ll be celebrating the opening of a popup exhibition in our Public Room, Selected Works by Wayne Knight. Discover more rarely-seen paintings by this beloved Ukiah Valley artist. The popup show runs from November 3 to 21. Also check out our core galleries and take a stroll in the Wild Gardens. Docent-guided tours of the Wild Gardens will also be available. We hope you will patronize one of Ukiah’s restaurants and eateries during your art walk.

Ukiah Valley Networking Agency 104 N School StreetUkiah artist Janet Rosen presents a selection of portraits made during the past year and a half. She explains: When the pandemic closed everything down in March 2020, I had just completed and hung a major painting project, Conversing With The Dead, at Ukiah Valley Networking Agency and had a First Friday Artwalk reception. Like so many people, suddenly I was sheltering in place, with no idea of how long it might be or what to do with myself. Within a month, friends mentioned an April 30 Faces/30 Days drawing challenge created by a site called Sktchy. I enrolled and completed the course. Then I did another… and another… And now my practice continues. During a time of only seeing people masked, how wonderful to spend time with an array of human faces from around the world! My refuge and creative outlet has been this ongoing series of soft, expressive portraits from an online community of fellow artists – peers, some of whom have become my creative muses.

Art Center Ukiah and the Corner Gallery 201 S State StreetOur visiting artists in the front windows of the corner gallery will be members of the Mendocino County Art Association. Our guest artist will be Polly Palecek and the show in Art Center Ukiah will be “wild and woolly “ which continues another month as does Allison Tuomala on our young artist wall. 

W Real Estate 101 N School Street W Real Estate will feature Nathan Valensky. American (CA) Contemporary Artist utilizing fine art media to express his perspective in this shared human experience. He is influenced by portraiture, impressionism, neo-expressionism, lowbrow art and history. He was born in 1980 to a Jewish family and a twin brother. He recieved a B.A in printmaking from the University of Santa Cruz in 2004 and is a self taught painter.

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley StreetBona Market Place featured artist for October and November is Leah Tydings. A local artist that has a myriad of art techniquesincluding felting. A mixture of her art will be on hand that feature “Birth Images” that she has created.  Also featured will be local Midwife Lisa Rawson and her assistant Emma Wilcox that specialize in “Home Birth”. Both will share their passion for Women’s Health and Well Being.