2nd Friday Art Walk
Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael. Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month. Wine purchased at venues with wine glass symbol is returned to AWD to assist with costs of promoting the event each month.
next art walk: July 8, 2016 • 5-8pm
August 12 • SOLD OUT • 5-8pm
in the AWD Multipurpose Room
August 12, October 14
In a fun and social group setting, artist and teacher provides Dan Caven step-by-step instruction along with encouragement. By the end of the evening, each attendee will create a fabulous piece of art! Adult students receive two glasses of wine, appetizers, and artist materials. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
July 8, 2016 • 5-8pm
Information updated regularly. Please check back!
Maps are available at participating venues. download July 2016 map
venues with wine supporting art walk venues with refreshments venues with live music or DJ
venues with performance or demo venues with activities
1611 4th st Rebound Bookstore
reception: Caught In the Act
Forty Years of Photographs and Ephemera from designs for the professional theatre. Photographs are of set and lighting designs by Joel D. Eis, MFA.
1414 4th st Andrea Wedell Fine Art
reception: Andrea Wedell
Abstract and semi abstract oil paintings
Phases is a contemplation on the various passages of time featuring a survey of recent work by Raylene Gorum. Using a variety of pattern sources such as topography, climate patterns, celestial movements, and Islamic tessellations; Gorum creates temporal works, which interact with the immediate space. The exhibition includes book publications; wearable concept art (mathy bling); a 40' long street-facing installation; map based works created in vinyl, acrylic, and mirrors; and a peek into her sketchbooks and process.
• Underground Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Beyond the Bloom Awareness Art Exhibit by Flowering Hope
Collage, mixed media
This show is Flowering Hope’s first Art Awareness Exhibit and is a culmination of voices from survivors, supporters, advocates, family members, and the public. This unique exhibit seeks to bring awareness to the issue of gender-based violence while providing a venue for over 200 voices.
• Founders' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Summer Colors
David Antonio + Loring Doyle
Summer Colors is an exhibition featuring the colorful paintings of two painters. David Antonio’s works are portal’s into a parallel world which often highlight the ancient and magical incantation, ABRACADABRA. Loring Doyle’s paintings are humorous, surreal, erotic, and contain colors and shapes that suggest dreamlike landscapes.
• 1325 Donors' Gallery (AWD) info
Sanda Manuila's oil and mixed media pastel and gouache paintings are stylized representational images from which exude an allegorical quality. They depict a state of mind in which the boundaries between dream and reality have become very fluid. As the figure loses its definition it takes on a ghostly quality leaving the viewer in doubt of what is appearing or disappearing.
• Artist Wall (AWD) info
reception: Summer's Exhibition
Acrylics by Roberto Carlos Lainex Recinos
In this exhibition, visitors will see a variety of paintings – highly detailed still life pieces, beautiful landscapes, and some architectural works. As an emerging artist, Roberto’s focus is on realism.
1331 4th st Marin Jewelers Guild
reception: Laura Culver
Laura is a talented plein air oil painter living in Marin. Her inspiration comes from the beautiful local landscapes that surround her.
1325 4th st Framing Interiors
Ceramics by Marsha Mack, Original oil paintings and vintage poster art.
1321 4th st The FolkArt Gallery
Folk art, art-to-wear, and jewelry from around the world.
917 C St Youth in Arts
reception: Visible Light–Art on the Spectrum
Explore a world inspired by kids’ on the autism spectrum. Experience drawings, paintings, and sculptures from students aged 3 – 20 from Marindale Preschool in San Rafael and Oak Hill School in San Anselmo.
1138 4th st Rileystreet Art Supply
exhibition: A Fascination with Light and Texture
Paintings by Alex Zelnick
live music: Gary and the Crew
1122 4th st Aroma Café
exhibition: To Be Announced
1040 court St Mountain View Winery & Tasting Room (5-9:30pm)
exhibition: Surfing Photographs by Doug Walker
live music: Andrew Demitro, local musician
905 4th St Crome Architecture
exhibition: Matter of Materials
Thomas Tabakin–A variety of works in encaustic, photography and mixed media. www.tomtabakin.com Griffe Griffiths–Handcrafted metal work including theatrical masks, spiritual totems, and plaques. www.griffenmetal.com
1108 Tamalpais Ave The 1180 Gallery
reception: Works on Paper by various artists
live music: Ron Corral Jr. + Steve Listug
PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM
SAN RAFAEL CITY HALL, 1400 Fourth Street
Rooster, stee and enamell by Bryan Tedrick
SAN RAFAEL LIBRARY, 1100 E Street
El Sombrero, Texas limestone by T Bary
RAFAEL TOWN PLAZA, 1000 Fourth Street
Acrobat, steel; by Bryan Tedrick
Sponsored by Aaction Rents
MERCHANTS become a venue!
ARTISTS contact venues to display your art!
BUSINESSES become a sponsor, get featured on the map!
Merchants may sign up online:
• Participating Venues must provide art/event information two Tuesdays prior to the 2nd Friday event.
• Venues interested in serving wine must follow the AWD Art Walk Policies and Procedures: click here
Including: $25 for a ABC license fee, Property owner signature, How to sell wine
• Looking for the paper sign up form? download here