June 2023 First Friday Art Walk

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 116 W Standley Street, Ukiah 

Bona Marketplace will be featuring Meelah Dorhosti with her “Here, There and Everywhere “ painting exhibit with an Asian flair!

W Real Estate, 101 N State Street, Ukiah 

Tai Evans was born in Fort Bragg in 1984 and grew up in Laytonville.  After studying music at Humboldt State University, he returned to his home town where he teaches music and technology classes at the Elementary School.  Tai’s love of music is matched by his passion for visual art, and he has continually produced drawings and paintings since early childhood, with his art being featured in numerous publications, the logos of businesses and in various other locations and applications.  

Mendo Merch, 301 N Main Street, Ukiah 

Mendo Merch Offers the experience of a room frame to frame wall to wall of PopoChanelle paintings. PopoChanelle is a local artist from Redwood Valley, who’s work reflects the idea of making art out of used and unwanted material to form beautiful pieces with purpose again. Using old frames from the Brooktrails Lodge and unwanted furniture, art pieces are produced with PopoChanelle adding bright color and expression to our systematic lifestyles. Each piece has a story. Our Mendo Merch is made out of prints from the paintings on the walls, into art fashion pieces that can be worn. We also carry Mendo t-shirts and hats. Take time during the art walk to visit this location. 

Medium Art Gallery, 522 E Perkins Street, Ukiah 

The Deep Valley Arts Collective invites you to an Open Mic Night at Medium Art Gallery in Ukiah, on First Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Come read a story, sing a song, recite a favorite poem or any other short performance. All ages are welcome.

Our current printmaking exhibition, Impressions, continues through the month of June.

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. Our community art project this month invites visitors to the gallery to learn how to make prints from stamps, stencils, and markers. Supplies provided. Come make some fun stamp art. Supplies provided.

Mama’s Medicinals, 328 N State Street, Ukiah

This first Friday art Walk at Mama’s Medicinals features a series of paintings created for a poem book. The artist, Wildbird, was asked to dive into the metaphysical, contemplating soulmate energy and the karma of young love and codependency. Wildbird’s signature style is exhibited through vibrant colors, and a focus on the journey of the Soul.

Ukiah Library, 105 N Main Street

Art is Made Here: Painting Local Artists; An Art Exhibit The Ukiah Library staff invite the community to join us for Art Walk Ukiah on Friday, June 2 nd from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come enjoy an exhibit by local artist Janet Rosen, titled “Art is Made Here: Painting Local Artists.” The kernel of this exhibit started, as did so many things, with the pandemic lockdown in 2020. Janet Rosen quickly created a structure to her days by creating daily portrait drawings from online reference photos. From there an idea percolated and grew as Rosen worked from photos of local friends and artists to create the works of this exhibit in oil paintings which feature local artists of Mendocino County. The Branch will host live music by Tom Aiken and Steve Baird. Meditative painted rock 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 Library. 

The Lot on Main, corner of Main Street and Standley 

The Lot will feature local artists and musicians First Friday 

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

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