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

Bona Marketplace will be pairing up with McNab Ridge Winery for a fun tasting of some of their favorite varietals. In addition, we will be hosting Jan Dawson,a photographer and painter is a graduate of Pittsburgh Pa. Art Institute and is a member of the Anderson Valley Art Guild. Jan has enjoyed an adventurous life of traveling back and forth from Alaska to the Mexican border drawing, photographing and selling art.  jan has received many cash and ribbon awards and is featured in some wildlife magazines.  Jan will be displaying a few joyful and vibrant watercolors and also a up close and personal collection of Grizzly bears and their babies playing from Lake Clark wilderness Alaska.

Mendocino Book Company, 102 S School Street

Mendocino Book Co will be hosting author J Ryan Stradal during First Friday Art Walk on July 7. Join us at 5:00 for an author talk and reading from J Ryan’s new novel, Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club. We’re excited to have the delightful J Ryan here again! All three of his books are in stock and available now or at the event. 

The Lot on Main, corner of Standley and Main Street

New artists and crafters each month, if you are looking for variety they have it at “The Lot” 

Historical Society of Mendocino County, 100 S Dora Street (5-7pm)

Join the Historical Society of Mendocino County for First Friday Art Walk to celebrate the completion of their new research room! There will be a display of historic Mendocino County maps, a history book sale, and Husch Vineyards will be pouring their wine.

The research room will be open to the public for use the following day on Saturday July 8th, 1-4 p. m.Regular hours for the research room will be Thursday through Saturday 1-4 p. m

Medium Art Gallery, 522 E Perkins Street

Deep Valley Arts Collective is pleased to announce their summer show, “POP!” at MEDIUM Art Gallery in Ukiah from July 7 through August 20th, 2023.  Taking inspiration from the pop art of the 1960s and early 70s, POP! is a reimagined exhibition of art featuring the bright, bold lines and attitude of artists like; Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Claes Oldenburg with the modern eye. 

Pay homage to a specific artist or create your own commentary on modern day pop and commercial culture.

Attend the Opening reception at the July Art Walk and Celebrate Medium Art Gallery’s two year anniversary in the Pear Tree Center!

Music and audio-visual show by Nasty Nate. Refreshments available. Community Art Project:

Each show at MEDIUM ART GALLERY features an ongoing community project. Supplies provided.

Come support the arts in our community!  

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S Main Street 

Make the Grace Hudson Museum part of your Ukiah First Friday Art Walk. See our popular current exhibition, Something’s Happening Here: Artistic Reflections on the Back to the Land Movement, get reacquainted with our core galleries featuring Grace Hudson’s artwork, exquisite Pomo basketry, and Hudson-Carpenter family history. Take a summer evening walk in the always changing Wild Gardens.

The Corner Gallery, 201 S State Street

The Corner Gallery Ukiah is an artist cooperative and has for many years created a venue where are lovers can easily connect with those who make art. We are local artists that work in a wide variety of art media. 

Art Center Ukiah, 201 S State Street

The Art Center Ukiah is offering a show called “Expressions in Ink”. There will also be a demonstration by Allora Aikman of the Jagua technique, which is similar to henna but uses blue-black ink. There will also be Ink Prints by artists such as Kate Gould Live music by Steve Winkler and refreshments. 

Additional businesses are open and offering specials, take a stroll and explore Downtown Ukiah. For more information contact, Mo Mulheren at Ukiah Valley Networking at ukiahvalleynetworking@gmail.com or text her at 707-391-3664