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.
venues with wine supporting art walk
next art walk: March 10, 2017 • 5-8pm
Information updated regularly. Please check back!
Maps are available at participating venues.download February 2017 map
Collage & Wine Workshop during 2nd Friday Art Walk
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.
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
A group exhibition featuring artwork based on the theme connections.
1515 3rd st Marin Society of Artists
reception: Two of a Kind
An exhibition featuring pairs of art works that go together.
1340 4th st In Her Shoes
reception: Delisa Sage
Delisa Sage is a San Rafael artist. She is a mixed media, collage artist who uses paint, found objects, vintage pieces, glass slides, beeswax, and handmade papers. Delisa is influenced by sacred geometry, nature, and her own process of meditation and visualization.
1337 4th st Art Works Downtown
beer: State Room Brewery
• Underground Gallery (AWD) info
reception: I C E L A N D :: blue
drawings, cyanotypes, works on paper by Barbara Bryn Klare
In November 2016, Barbara Bryn Klare was an artist-in-residence at the Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós, Iceland. Blönduós is a small town in northwestern Iceland where the glacial river Blanda meets the Arctic Sea. The pieces in this show were inspired by her time there and in Akureryi, where she stayed in a weaving studio. The show includes indigo-dipped landscapes, cyanotypes of wool roving and ram’s horns, textile drawings, sketches, and ink drawings inspired by the water, snow, light, and mountains of northern Iceland.
• Founders' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Nathan Durfee: New to Downtown, paintings
Nathan Durfee has garnered notoriety for his captivating, pop-surrealist narratives and intriguing use of color. Each of Durfee’s paintings begins with an enormous amount of push and pull from the artist, in which ideas are refined and adjusted, until a rough idea starts to form. He then begins rendering the elements of the painting while maintaining a wandering state of mind. Many of his whimsical characters are faced with tough, yet universal decisions, conveying a sense of security in an unsure world to the viewer.
• 1325 Donors' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Gently Bang Your Head Against The Wall Here: An Installation About The 2016 Electoral College by Lara Myers
The main component of this installation is 538 soft sculpture lips made of machine-stitched and hand-stitched stuffed fabric laid out in a 30-foot long grid that represents the U.S. map of the 2016 presidential electoral college results. Each lip represents one of the 538 electoral votes.
1331 4th st Marin Jewelers Guild
Once again, Marin Jewelers Guild will be featuring (varying shades of) Red and Valentines-themed art works of our own in-house Art Works Downtown artists, as well as jewelry from our nine MJG metal smiths! Celebrate with us at our RED-ception during the 2nd Friday Art Walk, Friday, February 10, 5–8pm where we will be dressed in red, and serving red snacks and refreshments. Join the festivities—feel free to wear something Red!
917 C St Youth in Arts
exhibition: INSIDE OUT
Featuring portraits and prints by students from Lagunitas Middle School in San Geronimo focused on identity and self-discovery.
activity: Hands On Art for all ages
1138 4th st Rileystreet Art Supply
exhibition: To Be Announced
live music: To Be Announced
1040 Court st Mountain View Winery (5-9:30pm)
exhibition: Surphing Photographs by Doug Walker
live music: Pomelo - a local band
1099 4th st Incavo Wine Tasting & Collective
exhibition: Blake Jordan
930 Tamalpais Ave The Wistlestop (5-7pm)
reception: Artworks of students, who attend Whistlestop Arts and Crafts classes
1108 Tamalpais Ave The 1180 Gallery
reception: To Be Announced
live music: To Be Announced
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