First Friday Art Walk Ukiah April 2023


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. 

The Lot on Main, corner of Main Street and Standley 

The Lot provides opportunities to connect local artists with community. In April they will have close to 15 artists and a live DJ. Some artists include Tim Poma, Eel River Crafts, 3PA, Elias with fluid art, Mason DeGuzman with graphite portraits , and more! DJ Seshwann will be proving free live entertainment from 5pm – 7pm. Wood carving artist Jarrod Flowers will be carving all day Friday and Saturday, the 7th and the 8th. 

W Real Estate, 101 N State Street 

W Real Estate is featuring local artists who are participating artists with the Veterans Art Project. The Veteran Arts Project supports local artists who have served in the United States Armed Forces or are current active duty and their spouses, and caregivers.

Show will feature Robert Permenter (painting) and Gabee Permenter(painting and ceramic) plus Marybeth Burkhardt (ceramics) and others. 

Bona Marketplace, 116 W Standley Street

From Leslie Bartolomei “I enjoy travelling near and far, exploring all the beauty our amazing world has to offer. Whether it be natural or manmadel’m inspired by the variety and complexity of ancient sites and landscapes. My husband and I share Scottish roots and are particularly fascinated by Pictish, Viking, Neolithic and Medieval structures, history and folklore. You’ll find a

couple of my husband’s pictures here as well. This exhibit highlights photos from a visit to Scotland and Iceland in the fall of 2022. Our adventure found us winding our way through time from modern Glasgow, Scotland and Reykjavik, Iceland to ancient castles and cathedrals; glaciers and fjords. I’m excited to share my “Travels through Time” exhibit with you. Thank you in advance for visiting me at Bona Marketplace. All pieces in this exhibit are available for copies in the same size or smaller. Please enquire if interested.”

Ukiah Library, 105 N Main Street

Making Space for a Changing Mind: An Art Exhibit The Ukiah Library staff invite the community to join us for Art Walk Ukiah on Friday, April 7th from 5-7 pm. Come enjoy an exhibit by local artist Michael Eich, titled “Making Space for a Changing Mind; an Art Exhibit.” Mr. Michael Eich makes space for painting, wherein colors might initiate a storyline, including texturing, scrapping, collaging, and scribbling. He likes the idea of oneness, of time out, and of a changing mindset, as seen in his artwork. The Ukiah Branch Library will be hosting live music by Richard Jeske. Watercolor doodling materials will be available for in-person painting or as a Take & Make. Enjoy a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library as you browse the Art Walk. Buy some See’s Candy and support the Friends of the Library. This exhibit is free to the public, open to all ages, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and Mendocino County Library. For more information, please visit www.mendolibrary.orgor contact or the Ukiah Branch Library at 707-463-4490.   

Corner Gallery, 201 South State Street, Ukiah 

Corner Gallery Ukiah will host two of their most recent members in the front windows.  Painter Jill Millward will surprise us some of her current work,  while Darrell Carpenter, who works with a unique technique of collage and paint, will also present what he’s been doing.  On the MCAA wall, Wanda Bennett will present three oils, one of Koi fish and two still-life paintings.  McKinzie Vanderpool is the new young artist and plans to exhibit charcoal sketches.  For the First Friday reception, 5-8pm, we will enjoy the music of Steve Hahm. Corner Gallery, 201 South State Street

Art Center Ukiah, 201 South State Street, Ukiah 

Art Center Ukiah, with it’s exhibit “Re-Us It,” is featuring art which deftly uses materials which might otherwise be discarded. Tin addition to our community artists, we are pleased to include artwork from both Pomolita Middle School and Mendocino College.  Opening reception 5-8 pm

Mama’s Medicinals, 328 N State Street, Ukiah  

Mama’s Medicinals is happy to welcome Tim Poma is a painter who specializes in landscapes and stylized still lifes. Bold strokes of bright cheerful colors that conjure joy, and uplift the Spirit trademark his style. Nathan Valensky is a visual artist inspired by neo-expressionism and pop culture. His work juxtaposes familiar caricatures of well known personalities with the unknown and uncertainty of our own thoughts.

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S Main Street, Ukiah

Live music and refreshments will be on offer. The current exhibit, “The Curious World of Seaweed,” will be on display.

Featuring the extraordinary layered artwork of Josie Iselin, the exhibit explores the surprising science and history behind seaweed, its longstanding connections with indigenous peoples, and the human impact that threatens its existence. The exhibit includes Pomo seaweed gathering baskets, and a few other surprises.

First Fridays are also a great opportunity to discover or get reacquainted with the museum’s core galleries and Wild Gardens. As always on First Fridays, admission is free.

For more information contact, Mo Mulheren at Ukiah Valley Networking at or text her at 707-391-3664