June 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. For more information contact (707) 391-3664

ART CENTER UKIAH 201 South State Street
Art Center Ukiah’s  Chair Affair Art Chair Fundraiser is back after two years. More than twenty three plus local artists created marvelous works of art as functional chairs. Everything  from funny to heart tugging to several different varieties of gorgeous. Don’t miss this show
 and the opportunity to bid on chairs you’d love to have. Silent Auction starts June 3 visit the gallery during the month of June and bid  on chair to take home. Silent auction ends Friday June 24th. If you have no room for a chair a wall of art depicting chairs will also be on exhibit.  Samples of the art chairs will be on view at the Farmer’s Market  June 11 and 18.

Paradigm  312 N School Street

Andres had this to say about his art, my work explores the relationship between botanical archetypes and Jungian ethics. With influences as diverse as Caravaggio and Georgia O’keeffe, new combinations are manufactured from both mundane and transcendant meanings. Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of the culinary condition, where my new material now shifts focus away from plants towards our food chain. What starts out as yearning soon becomes finessed into a tragedy of temptation, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the inevitability of a new order. As subtle derivatives become reconfigured through boundaried and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a hymn to the edges of our future in the kitchen.

Bona Marketplace  116 W Standley Street 

Bona Marketplace will be featuring Josh Hunt for art walk in June and July. Josh is a young talented abstract artist using acrylic fluid painting as his current medium. Please come meet Josh and take a look at his beautiful  art.

Medium Art Gallery, 522 E. Perkins Street

First Friday Art Walk – Show Opening Reception Friday, June 3rd, 2021, 5:00 – 8:00 PMMusic by DJ Certone

ENCounter Culture is an art exhibition about self expression with no boundaries. High visibility art forms such as street art, pop art, graffiti, and other subculture art forms allow artists to create without rules or permission. This freedom of expression provides an opportunity for raising awareness of social and political issues, thematic exploration, and making for the sake of making. Show will be up through July 24th.

Regular gallery hours are Fridays 12-8, Saturdays 12-6, and Sundays 12-4.

W Real Estate 101 N State Street

W Real Estate will host Buffie Schmidt. She says “On my fathers side; I am from Sherwood Valley Rancheria in Willits, Noyo Reservation in Fort Bragg and on my mothers side, I am from Yokayo Rancheria in Talmage. I am a fourth generation Pomo Basket Weaver on my mom’s side and my fathers side. I am a traditional Pomo dancer and regalia maker. I work at the Ukiah High School as a Northern Pomo Language Instructor. I am currently serving my second year as Vice Chairwoman for Sherwood Valley Rancheria. I am also Treasurer for the Inter Tribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council. Although, I am very busy, I make the time for something I am very passionate about; beading and basket weaving. I feel connected to my ancestors when I gather my materials for my baskets and when I am beading earrings, necklaces or native crafts.” Please come to W Real Estate to meet Buffie and view her wonderful work. 

Corner Gallery Ukiah 201 South State Street
The  opening reception for “Mendocino Quilt Artists: Textile Evolution” will take place at the Corner Gallery Ukiah  during the First Friday Art Walk, on June 3th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. – exhibit highlights the striking contemporary art quilts of the Mendocino Quilt Artists group. These local artists and residents demonstrate through their colorful, thought provoking, and technically impressive quilts, that craft is alive and well in Mendocino County.  This exhibit will be in the front windows of the Corner Gallery June 3 thru June 28, 2022.
Corner Gallery Ukiah also welcomes guest young mixed media artist, Lucy Taslo.  Live music performed by Suni  

Mendocino County Library 105 N Main Street


Come enjoy an exhibit by Rose Easterbrook, titled “The Comfort of Home.” Rose Easterbrook will show her mixed media artwork that combines photography and paint; these images cultivate connection and healing and explore human relationships with place. Also music by pianist Elizabeth MacDougall and her students, with collage crafting and the Friends of the Library Book Sale.


For our First Friday this month, we will celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper. Our musical guests will be The Jazz Dudes, in their duo version featuring Barney McClure and Pierre Archain. In addition to Pulped Under Pressure, check out our core galleries devoted to Grace Hudson’s artwork, Pomo basketry, and the history of the Hudson-Carpenter family. We anticipate a lovely late spring evening, perfect for a stroll through the Wild Gardens, still abloom with poppies and other wildflowers. And Little Bear will delight with his popular table of Native American tools and toys. Light refreshments will be served.

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