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.
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.
$40 per person
Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
venues with wine supporting art walk
next art walk: April 14, 2017 • 5-8pm
Information updated regularly. Please check back!
Maps are available at participating venues.download April 2017 map
1611 4th st Rebound Bookstore
exhibition: 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.
1569 4th st Artists' Collective in the West End Village
reception: A Sense of Place / A Sense of Space
Artists: Eva Belishva, David Delany, Marsha Grant, Bradly Mudd, Enrico Petri, Kelsey Ruggaard, Louise Williams.
1515 3rd st Marin Society of Artists
reception: A Sculpture Exhibition
In Celebration of International Sculpture Day, which is an annual event held worldwide on April 24.
1337 4th st Art Works Downtown
reception: Asleep in the Tanning Bed info
Asleep in the Tanning Bed features the sculptural and conceptual artwork of artist Nathan Lynch and the intimate drawings of artist Em Meine.
• Underground Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Tonal Range
Artists: Malaya Gibson, Coral Kiefer, Sophia Santa, Jillian Shea, Emily Hamilton, and Sarah Egas
Tonal Range is a photography term used to describe a range of value. This exhibit showcases work exploring range and value to the depths of their meaning, recycling the term tonal range to apply to time and humanity.
• Founders' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Off the Street and Onto the Walls
The Italian Street Painting Festival presents the winners of the 2016 photo contest. Featuring a special opening reception and ceremony to celebrate the photo contest artists and the 2017 Carlomagno Grants for the Arts recipients.
• Artist Wall
Susan Kirby Place (AWD) info
reception: Signs of Hope
The works being displayed in this exhibition are all current protest signs! They will fill the walls of the multipurpose room and the hallways on the lower level, along with all of our outdoor spaces in the rear.
activities: AWD’s Signs of Hope workshops
RESIST fabric printing by Tansy Brooks of the Crucible
PAMPHLETS OF POSSIBILITY by the Studio 64 artists
ON-SITE SIGN MAKING by United Marin Rising
live music: Barrio Manouche
Enjoy great live music by gypsy jazz group Barrio Manouche, a few speakers from local organizations, food, and libations.
This is an event you definitely don’t want to miss!
1331 4th st Marin Jewelers Guild
reception: Collage of Marin Student Show
Fourth annual College of Marin Student Show at the Guild-featuring pieces from COM jewelry and metal smithing students during the month of April. Come see the creative projects from the next generation of jewelers, and meet their creators! Many pieces will be for sale.
917 C St Youth in Arts
exhibition: Imagining Friendship
Portraits from the Walker Rezeaian Creative HeArts Kindergarten Arts Program by children at Ventia Valley and Laurel Dell Elementary Schools.
activity: Hands-on children’s art activities
1138 4th st Rileystreet Art Supply
exhibition: Wedding Paintings
live music: Todos Santos
1040 Court st Mountain View Winery (5-9:30pm)
exhibition: Surphing Photographs by Doug Walker
live music: Pomelo
1099 4th st Incavo Wine Tasting & Collective
exhibition: Blake Jordan
905 4th st Crome Architecture (5-7pm)
reception: Sky Walk Celestial Photography
Marty Knapp, has mastered shooting the night sky over the landscapes of West Marin, the California Sierra, and the Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree National Park.
art talk: Starts at 6pm
827 4th st MFA Marin Fencing Academy (5-9pm)
reception: Spring Celebrations
Laura Lengyel, Acrylic Paintings, Urbanscapes and Vivian Vosu, Encaustic Paintings, Abstract
1108 Tamalpais Ave The 1180 Gallery
reception: The Artists of Marin Ventures
A day program for people with developmental disabilities.
PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM
San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Avenue
Meet You in the Corner, reinforced steel by Carlos Zamora
Range 6, bronze by Luke Heimbigner
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