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
Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House, 431 S Main Street, Ukiah
Spend part of your Ukiah First Friday Art Walk at the Grace Hudson Museum. Meet Pomo artist Kathleen Smith as we open a pop-up exhibition of her artwork. The Pomo Weavers Society will also be hand. Plus, you can try your hand at making dolls from tule, a reed that grows in our Wild Gardens.
Mama’s Medicinals, 328 M State Street, Ukiah
Mama’s Medicinals is pleased to welcome Wildbird to the October First Friday Art Walk. Wildbird will be bringing a watercolor collection comprised of portraits of artists who inspire with their dedication to authenticity. Experience their presence through Wildbird’s vibrant, whimsical, flamboyant style.Wildbird’s acrylic series began with ‘The Original Dream’ – presented as a completed image in a dream from God. Esoteric suggestions arise when observing these vivid translations from Spirit. Myriad perceptions contain a “jolt of alignment” to support elemental focus and momentum needed to fulfill sacred intentions.
Medium Art Gallery, 522 E Perkins Street, Ukiah
The Deep Valley Arts Collective invites you to an upcoming community art exhibition: Memento Mori at MEDIUM Art Gallery in Ukiah. You are invited to attend the juried group exhibition “Memento Mori,” which in Latin means to “remember that you must die.” We seek to explore the inevitability of death and its impact on all of us. During the pandemic, we’ve had to let go of old ways of thinking and being in the world and adopt new ways of living. Death, in all its forms, can provide an opportunity to adapt, appreciate, honor and value the lives we are currently living. Remembering that we all will die one day allows us to be present in the world and more present in our lives. Death reminds us that each moment of life is sacred. The exhibition will be on display during the months of October and November.
The opening reception will be held during the First Friday Art Walk. You are invited to come to Medium and help to build our community altar. Bring something or create something to add to the altar in remembrance of those who have passed away, but are not forgotten. You will also be able to learn how to make paper flowers that you can add to the community altar or your own. Supplies provided.
The Lot, corner of Main Street and Standley
The Lot offers a variety of crafters and artists for your perusal. In October they will be joined by local artists Amanda Shaw, Tim Poma, Hofmonsters, Wolf, Megan, Custom light switches by Melissa, a DJ and much more. Don’t forget to stop by this new spot.
Mendo Merch, 301 N Main Street
New shop in town, Mendo Merch on the corner of Smith and N Main Street is joining the First Friday Art Walks. Offering a fresh experience in Ukiah with local brands Four in Box and Popo Chantelle. Original paintings on repurposed frames, windows, doors and mirrors. The art is here, your walls are wanting it. Refreshments, entertainment, music and merch will be provided. We are excited to welcome you to our new shop.
Corner Gallery, 201 S State Street
“Single Handed Double Fisted” exhibit of Polly Palecek’s oil and acrylic paintings. Polly brings a new sensibility with her views of our everyday life. Join us Friday October 7th from 5 pm – 8 pm meet the artist and enjoy music by Elizabeth MacDougall Corner Gallery Also welcomes a new young artist, Norea Israel who will exhibit her drawings and other works during the month of October and November.
Art Center Ukiah, 201 S State Street
IMMIGRATION: Ni de aquí, ni de allá (Neither from here of nor from there) Art by local artists reflection their journey or history of migration. Paintings, sculpture, photographs, fabric art. Opening reception Friday October 7. Exhibits through October 29
For more information contact(707) 391-3664