First Friday Art Walk May 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.

Bona Marketplace, 116 W Standley Street, Ukiah

Bona will be featuring Meelah Dorhosti, a well traveled and talented art instructor  with her “Here, There and Everywhere” exhibit. Bona is celebrating their 10 year anniversary, please join them.

W Real Estate, 101 N State Street, Ukiah

W Real Estate is honored to welcome back Illustrious Andy.  From a very young age, art has always been the main subject of interest by bringing vibrant colors and illustrated graphics to life. Andy’s creations have been featured in many locations across her home of Mendocino County. Whether she is displaying her canvases, hand painted fashions, teaching guided painting classes, or expanding her creativity in many other mediums, her art comes from a place of passion. Andy’s art style is a touch of illustration with a tattoo-esque feel. She uses her creativity as a positive outlet for her anxiety. With her belief, that creating heals the mind, body and spirit. When she does not have a paint brush in hand, you can find Andy at Dream Beauty Lounge creating art with hair. Her two children are following in her artistic footsteps which has the full support from her and her loving husband. 

Mama’s Medicinals , 328 N State Street, Ukiah

Mamas Medicinals is having Eagle Eye- Come take a visual journey with the photographic art of Eagle Rose. Live music by Red Bud

Labels, 200 S State Street, Ukiah

The featured artist at Labels will be Jenny Dalton. She is a local author that wrote, “Butterflies and Bullies” a story of how it feels to be bullied. It’s about best friends and frenemies expressing the wonder, doubts, and pleasures of being a child on the cusp of puberty. The story is mostly for adult women to help them heal from their own childhood traumas with bullying. The “Butterflies and Bullies” book will be available for discussion and purchase at Labels on May 5th from 5-7p

Medium Art Gallery, 522 E Perkins Street

Deep Valley Arts Collective is pleased to announce their spring show, “Impressions: A Printmaking Exhibition” at MEDIUM Art Gallery in Ukiah from May 5 through June 25, 2023. Printmaking, based on the principle of transferring images from a matrix onto another surface, most often involves paper or fabric. Printmaking techniques include, but are not limited to: woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, lithography, screenprinting, and letterpress.

Impressions features works of art by: Carolyn Rose Adams, Artisonia, R. Beckstrom, Mr. Czech, Rose Easterbrook, Alicia Farnsworth, Suzanne Farris, Kate Gould, Gary Gregory, Pauline Halper, Kari Hartmann, Kristin Hock, Meredith Hudson, Interloper, Leigh Jacobs, Lesa Oswell, Chris Pugh, Lisa J. Robinson, Annie Ruygt, Alexis Spakoski, Squid, Frank Van Curen, Daniel Villa. Opening Reception:

First Friday Art Walk: Friday, May 5, 2023, from 5:00-8:00 Music by DJ Certone. Beer, wine and snacks available.

Ukiah Library, 105 N Main Street, Ukiah

The Ukiah Library staff invite the community to join us for Art Walk Ukiah on Friday, May 5th from 5-7 pm. Come enjoy an exhibit by local artist Janet Rosen, titled “Art is Made Here: Painting Local Artists.” 

The Ukiah Branch Library will be hosting live music by Clovice Lewis. Meditative art coaster creation materials will be available for in-person crafting or as a Take & Make. Enjoy a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library as you browse the art walk. This exhibit is free to the public, open to all ages, and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library and Mendocino County

El personal de la Biblioteca Ukiah invita a la comunidad a unirse a nosotros en Art Walk Ukiah el viernes 5 de Mayo de 5 a 7 p.m. Venga a disfrutar de una exhibicion de la artista local Janet Rosen, titulada “El Art se Hace Aqui: Pintado Artistas Locales.” 

La succursal de la Biblioteca de Ukiah presentara musicae n vivo a cargo de Cloive Lewis. Los materiales de creacion de montanas rusas de arte meditative estaran disponibles para la elaboracion en persona o como Take & Make. Disfrute de una venta de libros de los Amigos de la Biblioteca de la Bibioteca del Valle de Ukiah mientras navega por el paseo del art. 

Esta exhibicion es gratuita para el publico, abierta a todas las edades y patrocinada por los Amigos de la Biblioteca del Valle de Ukiah y la Biblioteca del Condado de Mendocino.

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S Main Street, Ukiah

Make the Museum one of your stops during the Ukiah First Friday Art Walk in May. We’ll be between special exhibitions, but we expect to have lots of flowering plants in bloom in the Wild Gardens. Plus Ziggy Daniels, our super Wild Gardens docent will on hand to lead tours. And you can always discover or get reacquainted with our core galleries. Admission is free for all visitors on First Friday.

Other locations available Art Center Ukiah and Corner Gallery. 

For more information about the First Friday Art Walk contact Mo Mulheren at 707-391-3664